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Breakfast on the Farm canceled

CARVER COUNTY, WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Breakfast on the Farm Committee recently announced that the 2020 Wright Carver Breakfast on the Farm event has been canceled.

Organizers explained, “In light of the recent progression of coronavirus (COVID-19), and the Center for Disease Control guidance on mass gatherings, it will not be possible to do this with a live event in June.

The Diers Corporation Family Farm has extended their willingness to host Breakfast on the Farm in June 2021. Watch for the announcement of the event date for next year.

Those who have already committed to a sponsorship through a donation of money for 2020, can either receive the money back or defer it to 2021.

Anyone planning to sponsor, but who has not yet committed, please, is encouraged to consider supporting the event in 2021.

For more information contact Pat Bakeberg at 763-242-4520, or

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Sew, deliver masks to FDs Saturday

Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan have launched a week-long statewide homemade mask drive, to encourage Minnesotans to create homemade masks for donation, as well as highlight the importance of workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minnesotans can deliver homemade masks to their local fire department Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fire departments will then deliver the masks to local congregate living facilities for their employees and residents to wear.

Face mask design patterns and instructions can be found online and below:

• Build a mask that tightly encloses the area around the nose and mouth, from the bridge of the nose down to the chin, and extending onto the cheek beyond the corners of the mouth, so no gaps occur when talking or moving.

• Use mask material that is tightly woven but breathable. Double-layer the fabric if possible.

• Masks must be made from washable material, such as fabric. Choose a fabric that can handle high temperatures and bleach without shrinking or otherwise deforming.

• The mask should be tolerant of expected amounts of moisture from breathing.

Suggested materials

• Outer layer tea cloth

• Inner layer of a microfleece to wick away moisture

• Use an accordion fold to mimic a hospital mask as much as possible

• Use a fat woven shoelace type material to bind the sides (such as quilt binding)

• For straps, use elastic straps that loop behind the ears.

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings to protect others from COVID-19.

Cloth face masks can help prevent the wearer from infecting others, especially in situations where they may spread the virus without symptoms.

Cloth face masks are not a proven way to prevent COVID-19 from infecting the wearer.

Stockholm Township residents

Stockholm Township is taking orders for dust control.  The cost is $.55 per foot.  If you would like dust control applied, please call Jody Selseth, Township Clerk to obtain an order form.  You can contact her at or 612-270-3409. Order date and payment deadline is Friday, May 1st, 2020.  If you have ordered in the past, you will be receiving an order form in the mail shortly.

Notice Kingston residents

The April 20th Kingston City Council meeting has been cancelled.  The public hearing for the road vacation that was scheduled for April 20 has been postponed indefinitely.  Notice will be posted as soon as the new date is confirmed.

Request for bids

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – Contractor’s sealed Proposals for the 2020 Dassel-Cokato High School Parking Improvements will be received by the Independent School District No. 466, Cokato, Minnesota, until 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 23, 2020 in the District Office in Cokato, Minnesota, in accordance with the plans and specifications prepared by, Architects Rego + Youngquist, inc., 7601 Wayzata Boulevard, St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426. For more information please visit:

Bloodmobile in Cokato Feb. 14

COKATO, MN – The American Red Cross bloodmobile will be at Advanced Process Technologies in Cokato Friday, Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.