COKATO, MN – Wright County Sergeant Scott Halonen urges Cokato residents to lock their car doors and to not leave valuables inside of them after more than two dozen thefts in Cokato have been reported recently. Primarily, the thefts are occurring in residential areas. Residents are asked to call 911 with any suspicious activity, particularly at night. He also advises to call if juveniles are seen out at night after curfew. Parents should also be on the lookout for unfamiliar items showing up in their home, such as CD or electronics, he noted. With summer coming and the warmer weather upon us, this allows for more time to commit a crime, he commented.
Archive for May 2012
Margaret Isaacson, age 97, of Dassel, died Sunday, May 27, at the Augustana Lakeside Health Care Center of Dassel. A memorial service will take place Friday, June 1 at 1 p.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel with the Rev. Steven Olson and Rev. John Peterson officiating. The interment of the urn will take place at the Dassel Community Cemetery on a later date.
A time to gather with family will be Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
COKATO, DASSEL, MN – A truck, trailer, and Bobcat were reported stolen from Excel Concrete in Cokato recently and remains under investigation by the sheriff’s departments of both Wright and Meeker counties.
Excel Concrete owner John Mattila reported May 19 that the following items went missing overnight: A 2002 black Ford Super Duty with a large contractor box full of cement finishing tools, along with a 2004 black Towmaster trailer.
A Bobcat, owned by Farm-Rite of Dassel, was also stolen with the trailer. According to the report, the Bobcat was dropped off at Farm-Rite by the suspect who then stole a different Bobcat.
There have been no arrests or recovery of property and anyone with information on this, should contact the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office tipline at (320) 693-5411 or Wright County Sheriff’s Office at (763) 682-1162.
DASSEL, MN – The Fungus Amungus Players presents five short one-act plays to be performed back-to-back Thursday, May 31 and again Monday, June 4 at 7 p.m. on the third level of the Dassel History Center and Ergot Museum.
Tickets are $10 at the door. Proceeds will go toward participation in MACT Fest.
Baccalaureate is set for May 30
Dassel-Cokato High School’s Baccalaureate is set for Wednesday, May 30 7:15 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, with the scholarship program to follow at 8:15 p.m.
Graduation is Sunday, June 3
Dassel-Cokato High School graduation will be Sunday, June 3 at 2 p.m. in the east gymnasium.
WRIGHT, MEEKER COUNTIES, MN – Do you like to know what’s happening in your community?
If you’re like most Americans, the answer is “yes.”
According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, nearly three quarters of Americans (72 percent) report following local news closely “most of the time, whether or not something important is happening.”
Local newspapers were found to be, by far, the source people rely on for necessary information.
The survey included 2,251 adults ages 18 and older, and was conducted in English and Spanish. Of the 16 topics participants were asked about, many preferred newspapers for following crime, local politics, community events, or arts and culture.
About 25 percent favor newspapers for information about local schools, taxes, government activity, local business, and housing issues. A fifth of respondents primarily use newspapers for following restaurants, job openings, or local zoning issues.
Nearly a third of local news followers reported that it would have a major impact on them if their local newspaper no longer existed.
Those age 40 and older were more likely to report a major impact (35 percent), but 26 percent of younger local news enthusiasts also say that losing the local paper would have a major impact on them.
To learn more about the survey, go to www.pewinternet.org.