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No Lines Improv performs in Cokato April 20

COKATO, MN – Sometimes the funniest moments in life are the ones that go unscripted.

That’s what the comedy group, No Lines Improv, will hope to demonstrate during its show, “Get Hooked,” which will take place in the lower level of the Bait & Hook Seafood Bar in Cokato Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m. Admission is free, though a $2 to $3 free-will donation is suggested to help cover nominal charges.

The show is rated PG-13, and is expected to be an hour long.

Food and drinks will be available.

No Lines Improv is a comedy group based out of Hutchinson whose show is similar to “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Instead of competing against each other, however, the group performs a series of games heavily determined by suggestions from the audience.

In the game, “Five Things,” for instance, one of the No Lines members leaves the room while audience members determine what activity, object, location, person, etc. (totaling five) the absent No Lines member will have to guess. Another No Lines member will be the one giving the hints, using only actions and speaking gibberish.

During last week’s rehearsal, the answers were ice skating, jousting, a Rice Krispie bar, space, and Elton John.

“The more the audience participates, the funnier the show will be,” stated Jody Runke of Hutchinson.

Read the full story in the April 13 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print and online version.

During their rehearsal of “Five Things,” Brian Baumann (front) had to guess what Tom Nelson was acting out, which produced a lot of laughs from the other No Lines members.

During their rehearsal of “Five Things,” Brian Baumann (front) had to guess what Tom Nelson was acting out, which produced a lot of laughs from the other No Lines members.

Museum director recognized for 25 years of service

COKATO, MN – In acknowledgement for his 25 years of dedicated service to the Cokato community, Cokato Museum Director Mike Worcester was presented with a certificate of recognition at the Cokato City Council meeting Monday night.

“I appreciate the opportunity I’ve had here, and I thoroughly enjoy it,” Worcester stated.

“We’re lucky to have you,” responded the council.

Read the full coverage of the Cokato City Council’s April meeting in the April 13 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print and online version.

Cokato Museum Director Mike Worcester (left, pictured with Cokato Mayor Gordy Erickson) was recognized for his 25 years of service to the Cokato community April 9.

Cokato Museum Director Mike Worcester (left, pictured with Cokato Mayor Gordy Erickson) was recognized for his 25 years of service to the Cokato community April 9.

DC’s spring play will be April 21-22

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – When you hear music, do you also see it, feel it, or smell it?

Dassel-Cokato High School’s spring play, “Danny,” explores the idea that through music, everything is connected.

The play centers on 12-year-old Danny, played by freshman Isaac Sombke. Danny has a neurological condition called synesthesia, which allows him to see music as colors. Danny’s vivid imagination leads him to believe that the colors are human souls.

Read the full story in the April 13 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print or online version.

Dassel-Cokato High School freshman Isaac Sombke (center) plays Danny.

Dassel-Cokato High School freshman Isaac Sombke (center) plays Danny.

Longtime Cokato public works employee retires

Mark Hendrickson of rural Cokato retired from the Cokato Public Works department Feb. 28.

Mark Hendrickson of rural Cokato retired from the Cokato Public Works department Feb. 28.

COKATO, MN – After 22 years with the City of Cokato’s public works department, Mark Hendrickson is now enjoying retirement.

“I turned 66 in February,” he said, adding that his birthday seemed like the right time for a change.

Hendrickson recently took some time to reflect on his career. When asked about his favorite part of public works, he didn’t hesitate.

“Working with the public,” he said. “In a small town, you get to know everyone. There are a few bad apples, but the majority of the people are good.”

Read the full story in the April 6 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print and online version.

Hwy. 12 project will improve safety in Cokato

COKATO, MN – Construction season in 2020 will bring safety improvements to Highway 12 in Cokato.

Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) hosted an open house at the Cokato Public Library March 28 to present design plans to the community and answer questions.

MnDOT already had a resurfacing project scheduled for 2020, and last summer met with Cokato city staff to discuss the condition of the road.

Two additional safety issues were brought up: pedestrian crossings at intersections, and the difficulty semi trucks have in making wide turns at Highway 12 and Broadway (County Road 3). The current construction plan will address both of these concerns.

Read the full story in the April 6 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print and online edition.

Improvements at the intersection of Highway 12 and County Road 3 (Broadway Ave.) in Cokato will help large trucks make the turns easier, and the crossing safer for pedestrians.

Improvements at the intersection of Highway 12 and County Road 3 (Broadway Ave.) in Cokato will help large trucks make the turns easier, and the crossing safer for pedestrians.

 

Dassel-Cokato schools closed April 3

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – Due to the weather, all Dassel-Cokato schools are closed today, April 3. All after school and evening activities are also cancelled.