Archive for Travis Handt

Cokato’s Mayor Gordy Erickson retires following decades of dedication to city

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It’s the end of an era in the City of Cokato. Mayor Gordy Erickson, who chose not to run for re-election in November, has handed over the gavel.
A celebration in Erickson’s honor took place at Cokato City Hall Dec. 30, 2022, and many colleagues, business associates, friends, and family came to offer best wishes.

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Darwin muni sells to neighbor; combination business planned

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Darwin’s municipal liquor store is officially in new hands.
Gaarder’s 66, Inc., which is owned by Dave Rahn and Marle Gaarder, closed on the municipal property Dec. 30, 2022. All documents of the sale became effective Jan. 1, 2023.

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SALT Team combines STEM concepts, Legos, and learning

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If someone you know recently unwrapped a gift containing Legos, you should know that person received much more than some multi-colored building blocks.

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Foreign exchange student remembers first year of DC High School, and the Harkman family,with fondness

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When Dassel-Cokato High School first opened 50 years ago, incoming students no longer knew all of their classmates.

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DC School Board says ‘good-bye’ to three

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Outgoing Dassel-Cokato School Board members attended their final meetings Monday evening.
Board chair Bill Aho (who served two terms running from 2014- 2022), vice chair Kathy Grochow (one term 2019 -2022), and Treasurer Chuck Nelson (two terms 2014 – 2022) chose not to run for re-election in November.

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Cokato council approves final levy at 5% increase

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Cokato City Council, during Monday’s meeting, approved a final levy of $1,557,932. This reflects an increase of $74,187, or 5%, compared to the 2022 levy of $1,483,745.

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