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Hagerty will not seek re-election

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – There will be a new sheriff in town, actually throughout Wright County, come Jan. 8, 2019, as Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty has announced he will not seek re-election, opting to retire after 33 years of service, including eight years as sheriff.

Sheriff Joe Hagerty

“I am going to pull the pin,” Hagerty said.

It is not a decision he has taken lightly.

“I’ve been struggling with this for quite a while, since September or October,” he said. ” . . . I know it’s a four-year commitment. I know I’ve got plenty of gas in the tank to go three or four years. I just wanted to make sure I left when I still really loved what I do.”

See more in the Feb. 9 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch.

Meeker County seeks internet input

Meeker County knows that internet access is a must in today’s technology driven world for quality of life, work, business, and education.
Meeker County has hired Design Nine as the broadband/internet access consultant to help study broadband/internet availability and service in Meeker County.
Meeker County residents are asked to help by filling out a survey about current internet service and/or the lack of service.
Survey information gathered from residents in Meeker County will help create options for future planning of internet/broadband services for residents of Meeker County.
Participation in this survey is highly needed and greatly appreciated.
For further information, see under the Broadband button. Questions may be  emailed to
Use the provided web site links to fill out the surveys online, and click the submit button at the end of the survey: Residential Survey:; Business Survey:
If unable to access online, call (320) 693-5272 and paper copy will be mailed.

Dassel-Cokato School Board fills vacancy

The Dassel-Cokato School Board filled the vacancy left by the Sept. 22 resignation of board member Shane Colberg at its regular meeting Monday night.  The board appointed Andrew Engh to fill the vacancy.  Engh ran for a school board position in last year’s election, and lost by 134 votes.  Engh is the owner of A R Engh Heating and Air Conditioning, of Cokato.

See the Friday, Sept. 29 issue of the Enterprise Dispatch for further details.

Waverly pedestrians hit by Dassel driver in Hwy 12 crosswalk

WAVERLY – A crash on Hwy 12 and Elder Ave. SW in Waverly, sent two pedestrians to the hospital Thursday evening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported a passenger car that was not involved in the crash, was west bound and stopped to allow pedestrians to cross in a marked crosswalk, when a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Patricia Kathleen Dahlheimer, 56, of Dassel, passed the passenger car in the right turn lane, striking two pedestrians who were crossing Highway 12.

Jane Christine Krueger, 40, of Waverly, was transported to the Buffalo Hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Roy Michael Krueger, 57, also of Waverly, was transported to the Buffalo Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according the Minnesota State Patrol.

The Wright County Sheriff’s Department assisted on scene.

Cokato fire and ambulance barn slated for December completion


COKATO – Even a quick glance at the under-construction Cokato fire and ambulance barn shows it is growing by leaps and bounds.  The machines in the foreground are lifts the building crew uses during the construction process.  Fire Chief Hutch Erickson said the building will be complete and ready for occupancy in early December.  The new building will measure approximately 15,000 square feet, giving fire and ambulance crews three times more space than in their previous building.

Donate the gift of life in Dassel Aug. 21

DASSEL – The American Red Cross bloodmobile will be at the Dassel Covenant Church Monday, Aug. 21 from 1 to 7 p.m.

Appointments to donate are encouraged, and can be made by telephoning Meribeth Reynolds at (320) 275-3512, or online on the website,