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Darwin Township fire destroys house

The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a house fire Jan. 10, at 1:48 a.m., in the 65200 block of 225th Street in Darwin Township. Meeker County deputies, Litchfield Fire, Dassel Fire, and Mayo Ambulance responded to the scene. The home sustained severe damage and may be a total loss. It was believed the fire started outside in a garbage can, and then spread to the house. No injuries were reported. The home is owned by Cooper Barrick, 35, of Litchfield.

Wright County Highway Department preparing for four-day storm event

The Wright County Highway Department is warning those who will be traveling in the next few days that the pending storm is going to be a nasty four-day event at the height of the holiday travel season.

Highway Department Maintenance Supervisor Nate Helgeson said that the forecast models are all over the board, predicting between four and 12 inches of snow today into tomorrow. He said the biggest danger will be wind chills Friday into Saturday, with sustained winds of 20-30 miles per hour gusting as high as 50 mph.

Helgeson said the cold will make it virtually impossible to treat roads because the standard chemicals don’t work at temperatures below zero. He said because there is so little moisture in the snow, for the most part, it will blow off roadways on its own if there isn’t drifting.

He added that crews will be out laying premium chemicals at turns in the road and intersections where black ice can form from dripping exhaust. The Highway Department will provide an update to the conditions later today or tomorrow morning as needed.

Suspects jump from second-story window during drug bust in Litchfield

Four people were arrested Tuesday during a search of a home in Litchfield where authorities allegedly found fentanyl-laced pills and other controlled substances, according to Bring Me the News.

Authorities in Meeker County say two of the suspects jumped out of a second-story window at the home in the 700 block of Gorman Avenue South while agents entered the home. Both suspects were arrested a short time later as they attempted to flee.

The search warrant was executed by the CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force and at least one individual arrested is a known gang member, according to a press release from the task force Commander Sgt. Ross Ardoff.

All four suspects are currently being held in the Meeker County Jail and pending charges.

Authorities allegedly seized methamphetamine, marijuana, butane hash oil, and counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl from inside the home.

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Dassel City Council write-in candidate totals announced

The total number of write in votes for two men vying for seats on the Dassel City Council have been tabulated and the results released.  All results are unofficial until certified.

Write in totals were:

Dan Landrus – 165

Darren Sombke – 164

49th annual DC Craft Fair takes places Saturday, Nov. 5

Artists and shoppers are about to descend on Dassel-Cokato High School Saturday, Nov. 5, for the 49th annual Dassel-Cokato Craft Fair. All items at the fair are handmade.

The show hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and there is no admission fee.

Shoppers should park in the West high school parking lot and enter through the main high school doors. There are three areas to see: the high school commons, the high school west gym, and the east gyms.

Cokato-Dassel Rotary Club flower sale blooms Nov. 4 and 5

The Cokato-Dassel Rotary Club will be hosting a flower sale Friday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 to 11 a.m. at The Grounds/Cokato Town & Country Club. Place your order with a Rotary member or message them on Facebook.
Beautiful fall bouquets are available for $20 each. Proceeds to be used for community projects. Any flowers not picked up by 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, will be donated to charity.