Archive for Denise Ernst

Dassel Area Historical Society annual meeting Jan. 28

DASSEL, MN – The annual meeting of the Dassel Area Historical Society will take place Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Dassel History Center. Trustees and officers will be elected; a review of 2019 will be presented, and other business will be conducted. The Historical Society encourages anyone who is interested in the DAHS or serving on the board of trustees to attend the meeting or contact Carolyn Holje, museum director, 320-275-3077, for more information. Refreshments will be served.

Gopher Campfire Family Fishing Contest Jan. 25

The public is welcome to attend the 36th annual family fishing contest on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Gopher Campfire Clubhouse from 12 to 3 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for largest, smallest, and tagged trout. There will be raffle drawings, meat raffles, and food and beverages available. Poles and bait will be provided and the clubhouse is heated. For more information, go to

Cokato chili feed Jan. 25

COKATO, MN – The public is welcome to attend a free chili feed on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. at Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church in Cokato. Those attending may sign up for door prizes and listen to special speaker Mike Maahs. Dessert will be included.

Learn about French-Canadian voyageurs

DASSEL, MN – Nikki Rajala, a Minnesota author and descendant of voyageur ancestors, will present a program detailing the rich heritage of French-Canadian voyageurs Saturday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Dassel History Center. A traveling exhibit from the Minnesota Historical Society, Fur Trade in Minnesota, and a local fur trapper’s exhibit are open for viewing in the museum. Coffee and refreshments will be served after the program. There is no admission fee.

Enterprise Dispatch holiday schedule

Herald Journal/Enterprise Dispatch/Delano Herald Journal offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 27 and Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.

Blood Drive in Dassel Monday, Dec. 30

DASSEL, MN – The public is welcome to attend and donate blood during the Red Cross blood drive, which will be held in Dassel on Monday, Dec. 30 from 1-7 p.m. at  Covenant Church, 301 Lake St.