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Car fire at Dassel-Cokato High School

Dassel-Cokato, MN – At approximately 10 a.m. Monday morning April 19 the Cokato Fire Department responded to a car on fire in the Dassel-Cokato High School parking lot.  The fire department was able to contain the fire, there were no injuries, or damage done to other vehicles.  The cause of the fire is unknown but suspected to be mechanical according to a press release from the school district.

The LDC boys hockey team shows their ‘flow’


The LDC Boys Hockey Team was represented well in the annual Minnesota State High School All Hockey Hair Team viral video. The video, which has become just as popular as the state hockey tournament itself, has racked up nearly 95,000 views on YouTube since it debuted April 3.

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Cokato City Council discusses bidding for city road and utility project


The Cokato City Council heard the results of the bidding process for the central city road and utility project phase II at its meeting Monday night. City engineer Josh Halvorson of Bolton & Menk told the council that it had received eight bids for the project.

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Dassel-Cokato has a new superintendent

DASSEL-COKATO, MN – According to a press release by Dassel-Cokato School District on April 14th, the Dassel-Cokato School Board conducted the third of three final candidate interviews for superintendent to replace Jeff Powers. After a short guided discussion with School Exec Connect consultants, Dr. David Vick and Dr. David Clough, the six board members unanimously chose Mark Raymond, Executive Director of Human Resources, of Austin School District as the next Dassel-Cokato School District superintendent.

Chairman Bill Aho called Mr. Raymond, from the High School Media Center, and offered the opportunity to become the next superintendent of Dassel-Cokato Schools, which he excitedly accepted.

Contract negotiations will commence with anticipated action at the April regular school board meeting.  Board Member Andy Bohnsack concluded with a final statement, “Buckle Up, we’re about to do some things.”

Finalists for Dassel-Cokato superintendent released

DASSEL-COKATO, MN – The Dassel-Cokato school district released its list of finalist for the superintendent position that is being vacated by Jeff Powers. Dean Jennissen, the current Superintendent at Chisago Lakes Area Schools, and former high school principal at Dassel-Cokato. Mark Raymond, the current Executive Director of Human Resources at Austin Public Schools and former Middle School Principal at Triton Public Schools. Also on the list is Kevin Enerson, Superintendent of Schools for Pipestone Area Public Schools and former Principal at LeSueur-Henderson Schools. The public is welcome to attend. The interviews for the finalist will be held on the 12,13, and 14 starting at 6:15 p.m. in the high school media center. To maintain social distancing there will be an overflow area in the middle school commons where a live stream of the meeting will be set up.


Garage fire in Cokato early Easter morning

COKATO, MN – The Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a structure fire in the city of Cokato on Sunday, April 4 at 4:59 a.m. According to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, when deputies arrived they found the garage to be fully engulfed with fire spreading to the home. Cokato Fire arrived on scene and began extinguishing the fire. The homeowners and a neighbor reported hearing a popping sound coming from the garage and when they looked saw that the garage was on fire. The homeowners were given contact information for Red Cross to assist with emergency housing. Nobody was injured from the fire that was extinguished by fire personnel. At the time of the incident the cause of the fire had not been determined.