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Photo Gallery – Dassel-Cokato Class of 2023 Graduation

Click the link below to see photos from this evening’s commencement exercises at Dassel-Cokato High School.

Congratulations, Class of 2023!

Correct graduation date for 2023 Dassel-Cokato High School is Friday, June 2 at 7 p.m.

Hi, all: it has come to our attention that the day of DC’s graduation was listed incorrectly in this week’s paper. The ceremony is TONIGHT, Friday, June 2, 2023, at 7 p.m.

Photo gallery from some of today’s DC Memorial Day programs is here

Follow this link to view photos from one Cokato and one Dassel Memorial Day program.

Dassel man involved in accident on CSAH 18 Wednesday

The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an injury crash at the intersection of County State Aid Highway, CSAH 18 and CSAH 14 in Ellsworth Township, south of Darwin May 24, 2023 at 4:03 p.m.  Meeker County Deputies, MN State Patrol, Dassel Rescue, Allina Ambulance, and Life Link III all responded to the scene.  Deputies learned a mini-van driven by Gloria Ruzicka, 93, of Hutchinson, was traveling east on CSAH 18 and collided with a pickup truck that was southbound on CSAH 14.  The pickup truck was driven by Kyle Johnson, 30 of rural Dassel.  A passenger in the Ruzicka vehicle, Doris Stubson, 83, of Hutchinson, received serious injuries as a result of the crash and was airlifted from the scene to St. Cloud Hospital.  Ruzicka also received serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to Hutchinson Hospital and later airlifted to HCMC.  Johnson was not injured.  The crash is under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and the cause appears to be the result of a failure to yield right of way.

NWS issues air quality alert for much of Enterprise Dispatch readership area

The National Weather Service advises residents of Wright and Meeker counties that anyone traveling north today with children, the elderly, or people with respiratory issues are being advised to limit outdoor exposure. While Wright and Meeker counties will just see hazy sunshine, counties just to the north will be experiencing an Orange Air Quality Alert (unhealthy for sensitive groups) until 4 p.m. today. The reason for the alert is smoke drifting southward from wildfires in Alberta and Saskatchewan. The National Weather Service will continue updating the air quality issues as more smoke is expected to drift southward from Canada in the coming days.

Cokato American Legion Poppy Day is Friday, May 19

The Cokato American Legion Aux. Unit 209 will be at the MarketPlace Friday, May 19 with the familiar red poppies.

The Aux. ladies will be asking community members to wear a poppy in recognition of all veterans who served the US.

Poppy contributions are devoted entirely to rehabilitation and assistance for veterans and their families. Auxiliary members thank you for caring.