Archive for Cokato

PHOTO GALLERY: DC Faculty Follies, 2019

PHOTO GALLERY, DASSEL, COKATO, MN — DC staff traveled through the decades in their 2019 edition of faculty follies. All proceeds supported student scholarships. Click here to see photos from the evening. Select images will appear in the March 22 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch.

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DC high school dean of students TJ Anderson and teacher Brian Westby saw a lot of bizarre things on their way "Back to the future."

DC high school dean of students TJ Anderson and teacher Brian Westby saw a lot of bizarre things on their way “Back to the future.”

Faribault Foods closing Cokato plant

COKATO, MN – Employees at Faribault Foods’ Cokato plant were notified March 7 of the company’s plan to discontinue production there later this year. The precise timing is not final yet, but anticipated to be early fall. Approximately 130 employees in Cokato are affected. This decision allows Faribault Foods to consolidate manufacturing into its Faribault facility, which the company expanded in 2017 to nearly 1 million square feet and is now one of the most modern and diversified manufacturing plants in the canned food industry. The consolidation of Cokato production into this new facility allows the company to leverage this investment and continue to succeed in the very competitive packaged food industry. Faribault Foods is committed to assisting its employees during this transition. All employees who want to stay with the company will be offered jobs in Faribault. Regardless of an employee’s decision to move, all employees that continue to work through the shutdown date will receive financial incentives including additional compensation and extended benefits.

Faribault Foods, Inc. is a US subsidiary of privately held La Costeña Group, a leading consumer products group headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico. Faribault Foods operates plants in Faribault, Minn. and Tucson, Ariz. in addition to the plant in Cokato, Minn. Faribault Foods is a leading manufacturer of canned foods including all types of bean products, soup, pasta, chili, and vegetables. Its products are sold under brands including S&W beans, SunVista, Luck’s, Butter Kernel, Kuner’s, and Mrs. Grimes among others. Faribault Foods also has a strong private label business as well as long standing contract manufacturing business with top branded companies.

DC drumline home show cancelled

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – Due to the predicted weather conditions, the 2019 Minneapolis Percussion & Winds Regional show, scheduled for Saturday, March 9 at Dassel-Cokato High School, has been cancelled.

Music director Brian Veith shared, “Thanks everyone for your support and understanding. Stay tuned for another way to see and support DC Drumline in upcoming weeks!”

Check out the DC Business Expo photo gallery

DASSEL, COKATO MN – You can now view the 2019 Dassel-Cokato Business Expo photo gallery! Click here

Select photos will also be published in the Friday, Feb. 22 issue of the Enterprise Dispatch.


Cokato, Hutchinson, and Glencoe stores added to the list of Shopko locations that will be closing

COKATO, MN – The Cokato Shopko, along with locations in Hutchinson and Glencoe, has been added to the list of Shopko locations that will be closing. The last scheduled date of operation for these stores is May 5, 2019, according to information released by the company.

Interviews with five DC students will be broadcast Feb 4-8


KRWC AM 1360 interviewed 5 Dassel-Cokato students. 
They will air the week of February 4-8 
at 6:50 AM & 4:25 PM.
  • Gannon Miller- Monday, February 4th
  • Trystan Horstman- Tuesday, February 5th
  • Ava Erickson- Wednesday, February 6th
  • Travis Tillman- Thursday, February 7th
  • Eric Meredith- Friday, February 8th