MEEKER COUNTY, MN – The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an ATV accident in the 31000 block of 580th Ave. in Harvey Township July 29, at 4:13 p.m. The caller said a person had been trapped under the ATV and was not breathing. CPR was started prior to EMS arrival. Meeker County deputies, Mayo Ambulance, and Litchfield Rescue all responded and attempted lifesaving efforts. The victim of the accident is Caleb Robert Karnitz, 11 of Hutchinson. LifeLink III airlifted the patient to St. Cloud Hospital where Karnitz succumbed to his injuries and died. Karnitz was alone and it appears the ATV flipped, after taking a hard turn, landing on Karnitz. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident; however it appears to be an accident, according to the release.
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MEEKER COUNTY, MN – July 27 at 4:53 a.m., the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a motorhome on fire on 180th Street just east of County State Aid Highway 14 in Ellsworth Township, according to a release from Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze. Deputies located the motorhome and found it to be fully engulfed in flames. Dassel Fire Department also responded and extinguished the fire. Deputies learned the motorhome was stolen from the City of Darwin earlier in the evening. The incident remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office. Confidential tips may be left on the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office tip line 320-693-5411.
DASSEL, MN – The opening for “The Red Wheelbarrow” art exhibit will be Saturday, June 29, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Dassel History Center, 901 First St. N. The opening Wingding will feature art from more than 10 visual artists who have interpreted the poem “The Red Wheelbarrow” by William Carlos Williams. A variety of art will be featured – painting, drawing, fiber art and pottery.
included in the festivities will be music by Barb and Craig Kay and Becky Holm, short readings of William Carlos Williams’ poetry, light hors d’oeuvres, beverages and fun. A wine and beer cash bar will be available. There is no admission charge.
Some of the art in the exhibit will be for sale and may be picked up following the closing of the exhibit Aug. 10.
DASSEL, MN – Dassel City Council will conduct a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 at city hall to review and approve the city’s 2018 annual audit as presented by Oberloh & Associates.
DASSEL, COKATO, MN – CLICK HERE to see photos from the 2019 graduation ceremony at Dassel-Cokato High School.
MEEKER COUNTY, MN – Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze has issued no wake restrictions within 500 feet of shore for Lake Minnie Belle, Lake Erie, Lake Jennie, and Belle Lake, all located in Southern Meeker County, due to high water levels. The increased water levels and boating activity are causing damages along the shoreline on the lakes. Other lakes in the area are also being monitored and additional no wake advisories may be issued. Sheriff Cruze urges caution and reminds boaters to be mindful of the water levels on all lakes.