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Dassel council to discuss proposed cable and franchise ordinances

DASSEL, MN – Dassel City Council will discuss proposed cable and franchise ordinances during its meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at city hall. Other items on the agenda include staff and committee reports.

Cokato, Hutchinson, and Glencoe stores added to the list of Shopko locations that will be closing

COKATO, MN – The Cokato Shopko, along with locations in Hutchinson and Glencoe, has been added to the list of Shopko locations that will be closing. The last scheduled date of operation for these stores is May 5, 2019, according to information released by the company.

Interviews with five DC students will be broadcast Feb 4-8

DASSEL, COKATO, MN –

KRWC AM 1360 interviewed 5 Dassel-Cokato students. 
They will air the week of February 4-8 
at 6:50 AM & 4:25 PM.
  • Gannon Miller- Monday, February 4th
  • Trystan Horstman- Tuesday, February 5th
  • Ava Erickson- Wednesday, February 6th
  • Travis Tillman- Thursday, February 7th
  • Eric Meredith- Friday, February 8th 

Local weather-related school changes for Monday, Jan. 28

Following are changes as of 7:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27:

Changes for Monday, Jan. 28

Dassel-Cokato Schools – starting two-hours late.

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Public Schools – starting two-hours late, no morning preschool.

Lester Prairie Schools – starting two-hours late, no morning preschool.

Vehicle goes through ice in Meeker County

MEEKER COUNTY, MN – The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report Jan. 20 at 9:48 a.m. of a vehicle through the ice on Greenleaf Lake in Ellsworth Township, according to a release from Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze. Dustin Tolsma, 33, of Hutchinson, was driving a Dodge Dakota on the Northwest section of the lake when his vehicle went through. Tolsma was the only occupant of the vehicle and was able to get out. He walked to an occupied fish house on the lake where he was provided dry clothing and a place to warm up. It appears Tolsma drove his truck over an area that was recently cut open for spear fishing.

Pursuit ends in Darwin Township

MEEKER  COUNTY, MN – Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a driving complaint Dec. 25 at 7:31 p.m. on a vehicle that was eastbound from Litchfield on US Highway 12, according to a release from Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze. The initial complaint was the driver was driving off onto the shoulder and speeding. A deputy located the vehicle and, after receiving a speed reading in excess of 90 miles per hour, attempted to stop the vehicle. The deputy also observed the driver driving erratically in and out of traffic. The driver turned off of US Highway 12 in Darwin Township, and through a resident’s yard before driving through a field. The driver then went into the ditch along US Highway 12, where the vehicle crashed. The driver was uncooperative but taken into custody without further incident, according to the release. The driver, Timothy J. Otis, 57, of Eagan, was arrested for fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and suspicion of DUI. The pursuit lasted approximately five minutes and no one was injured during the pursuit.  Deputies also recovered a small amount of marijuana.