PHOTO GALLERY – The Dassel History Museum is currently featuring a replica Tiffany lamp exhibit, showcasing art created by local craftspeople. The exhibit is easily accessible by taking the elevator to the museum’s fourth floor. The exhibit runs through Saturday, October 20, and is free. Click the link below, or see the September 14 issue of the Enterprise Dispatch for more.
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DASSEL-COKATO: The Dassel-Cokato School Board will meet in closed session at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10. The only major item on the meeting’s agenda is a “superintendent review.” The meeting takes place at a typically scheduled date and time, and the review of the district superintendent is an annual part of the school board’s typical process.
MEEKER COUNTY – According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a crash between a semi and an automobile occurred at 8:49 a.m. this morning at the intersection of Highways 12 and 15, near Dassel.
The semi was northbound on Highway 15, and a GMC Sierra was eastbound on Highway 12. The vehicles collided at the intersection. One person was transported by Gold Cross Ambulance, and two people were transported by personal vehicle to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Duane Lyle Mattson, 57, of Dassel, was the driver of the 2001 STLG STE tandem semi. He was taken to the Hutchinson hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Mattson had been wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.
The passenger in the Sierra was Mary Ann Nyquist, 82, also of Cokato. The Nyquists were transported to the hospital in Hutchinson with non-life threatening injuries. Both individuals had been wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
DASSEL – Area residents and flower fans gathered at the Dassel History Center Thursday to view artistic floral and plant arrangements at the Dassel Area Historical Society’s annual flower show.
The theme of the show was “Vases & Vessels; Bouquets and Botanicals.” Both horticultural specimens and arrangements were judged.
Click the link below to see the beautiful arrangements, and other sights from the show:
Watch for more information in the Friday, Aug. 3 edition of Enterprise Dispatch.
ST CLOUD – Motorists who travel Highway 12 between Cokato and Howard Lake will encounter daytime delays, including during rush hours, while segments of the road are reduced to a single lane beginning Monday, July 16.
The lane closures will occur from sunrise to sunset, up to seven days per week, while crews resurface the road. Flaggers and a pilot car will allow one-way, alternating traffic through work zones on the two-lane segment of Highway 12 located in Cokato.
Delays of up to 15 minutes are expected during peak travel times. Motorists should plan their travel, and consider alternate routes or staggering their typical travel times. Motorists approaching the daily work zones should slow down, be prepared to stop, and move over to give crews room to work safely.
All lanes of Highway 12 will open by Aug. 10.
When complete, the project will provide a smoother ride along five miles of Highway 12 between Seventh Street E in Cokato and 13th Avenue in Howard Lake, extend the life of the road, upgrade guardrail and restripe a short segment of Highway 12 east of downtown Cokato.
For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.
Co-owner John Dietering of Dassel’s Sunrise Diner reported Monday morning that the business closed the doors to the diner permanently.
Diertering expressed gratitude to the citizens of Dassel for their constant support. “The people of Dassel were very good to us. They gave us business,” he said. “And they tipped more than they should have.”
When Dietering put up several signs near the highway pointing to the diner, he said MnDot quickly removed them.
“There just isn’t enough volume,” Dietering said. And while he and his co-owners may sell or lease the business, he isn’t entirely certain what will come next. He has owned eight or nine businesses throughout his life.
“You win some, you lose some,” he said.