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UPDATED: Four injured in crash near Cokato Wednesday

COKATO, MN – Four people were taken to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries Wednesday following a two-vehicle crash near Cokato, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The State Patrol reported the crash happened Wednesday just after 5:30 p.m. Cokato and Howard Lake fire departments and the Wright County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene.

CORRECTED COPY Dec. 2, 2019: A 2002 Chevrolet Blazer driven by an unnamed 16-year-old female and carrying two passengers was westbound on Hwy. 12 when it veered into the eastbound lanes, striking a 2014 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Leah Kotila, 36, of Cokato, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Combine damaged by chains wrapped around corn stalks in Meeker County

MEEKER COUNTY, MN – The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report Nov. 18 of a chain being picked up by a combine while harvesting in a field located near the intersection of 130th Street and 610th Avenue, Cedar Mills Township, according to a release from Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze. Landowner John Johnson of rural Hutchinson reported minor damage to a combine from a chain in the field. Upon further investigation, it was discovered chains were wrapped around cornstalks in the field. No other incidents like this have been reported in the area. Anyone aware of similar incidents or anyone with information about this incident should contact the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office at 320-693-5400. Anonymous tips may be left on the office’s confidential tip line, 320-693-5411.

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office responds to crash in Dassel Nov. 16

DASSEL, MN – The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a personal injury accident at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and 4th Street in Dassel Nov. 16 at 12:31 p.m.. Meeker County Deputies, Dassel Fire and Rescue, and Mayo Ambulance responded to the scene. Deputies learned a vehicle driven by Marcy Kearns, 50, of Dassel, went through a stop sign on Atlantic Avenue, and collided with a vehicle driven by Erin Tollefsrud, 34, of Atwater, according to a release from Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze. Tollefsrud received minor injuries and was treated at the scene by Mayo Ambulance. No other injuries were reported.

Dassel Area Historical Society schedules event to gather input Nov. 26

DASSEL, MN – The Dassel Area Historical Society will host a lunch and discussion at the History Center Tuesday, Nov. 26 at noon.

We’d like to hear your thoughts about how well we are telling the stories in the museum through exhibits, programs and publications,” stated Carolyn Holje, museum director.

The meeting will be facilitated by historian Daniel Hoisington.

At the end of the program, participants will be encouraged to walk through the exhibits to share thoughts, suggestions, and recommendations about how to improve the center’s interpretation.

Because lunch will be served, RSVPs  are required by Thursday, Nov. 21. by calling 320.275.3077, or emailing dahs@dassel.com)

Anyone may attend the meeting, but only those who RSVP will be provided with lunch.

Hutchinson man injured in Meeker County crash

MEEKER COUNTY, MN – The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a personal injury accident at the intersection of CSAH 14 and CSAH 18 in Ellsworth Township Wednesday at 6:05 p.m., according to a release from Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze. Meeker County Deputies, Dassel Fire and Rescue, and Allina Ambulance responded to the scene. Deputies learned a vehicle driven by Caleb Savoie, 16, of Cokato collided with a vehicle driven by Joshua Compton, 34, of Hutchinson. Savoie was attempting to make a turn and pulled in front of Compton’s vehicle, according to the release. Compton was transported to Hutchinson Health Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported.

Tickets available for Nov. 9 DC football game, sendoff planned Nov. 8

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – The DC Charger Football Team is advancing to the state playoffs. The last time DC Football advanced to state was the fall of 1973. In celebration of this achievement, there will be congratulatory send offs at all four district schools. This will give all of the DC Charger fans a chance to wish them luck as they head out for their first game.

The sendoff will take place Friday, Nov. 8.  The itinerary will be as follows:
1:45 p.m. walk-through at Dassel Elementary
2:10 p.m. walk-through at Cokato Elementary
2:30 p.m. walk-through at the Middle School
2:45 p.m. pep fest with grades 9-12 in the East Gym.
The Charger Football Team will walk the halls, supported by the DC Cheerleaders and the DC Pep Band.
The public is welcome to visit any of the four schools to cheer on the team.
Advanced ticket sales for the first state playoff game are currently available in the Activities Office.  The tickets are for Saturday, Nov. 9, at noon.  The game will take place at Burnsville High School. Adult tickets are $11 and student tickets (k-12) are $7. Tickets will be sold until Friday at 4 p.m. or until sold out.
The DC Chargers will play the Cannon Falls Bombers.  The district encourages as many people as possible to be in the stands cheering on the team.