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Darwin man killed in crash

MEEKER COUNTY, MN – A 62-year-old Darwin man was killed Saturday when the 2008 Ford Escape he was driving northbound on Highway 15 collided with the rear right side of a planter being pulled by a tractor that had just pulled out from a field approach to travel north on Hwy. 15. The crash took place near the intersection of Highway 15 and 180th St,  in Collinwood Township in Meeker County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The tractor was driven by Peter Elvin Peterson, 56, of Dassel.

The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office and Dassel Fire Department also responded to the scene.

The identity of the driver of the Ford Escape has not yet been released.

UPDATE – The state patrol has identified the victim as Kevin Scott Erickson.

Photo gallery from the April snowstorm

DASSEL AND COKATO, MN – We have compiled a photo gallery of photos from the record-breaking April snowstorm. CLICK HERE to see the photos. See the April 20 issue of the Enterprise Dispatch for coverage of how the storm affected local communities.

DC Schools delayed two hours Monday, April 16

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – several area schools will delay start times Monday, April 16 in the wake of the weekend storm. As of 8:50 Sunday, they include:

Dassel-Cokato School District – delayed two hours.

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District – delayed two hours, no a.m. preschool.

Lester Prairie School District – delayed two hours. No a.m. preschool. Child care open.

Mayer Lutheran High School – delayed two hours.

Storm photos wanted

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – A late season storm dumped record levels of snow across the area over the weekend. Do you have photos you’d like to share showing the results of the storm in your community? Send them to, or use the “submit news” button on the upper right corner of our home page. Please include when and where the photos were taken.

MnDOT urges motorists to use their headlights when it is snowing

ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) urges motorists to use their headlights when it is snowing to help other traffic see them. MnDOT has received reports from plow operators who stated it is difficult to see motorists when their lights are not on. MnDOT also recommends drivers manually turn on their headlights, rather than relying on automatic headlights, under these conditions.

Wright County Board to hear library report

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – the Wright County Board will hear a report concerning the Great River Regional Library during its Tuesday, March 27 meeting. Other items on the agenda include a contract for janitorial services and an agreement with MnDOT regarding a traffic signal at Hwy. 12 and County Road 139 in Delano.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Wright County Government Center.