Archive for Cokato

DC School Board receives positive review from MDE on bond-related projects

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Big decisions are coming soon for Dassel-Cokato residents, as well as several members of the school board.
First, the board took another step forward toward its Tuesday, Aug. 9 special election.
The district received documentation from the Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner, which provided a positive review and comment for projects that would be funded if the bond question on the Aug. 8 ballot passes.
The letter from MDE stated, “based on the department’s analysis of the school district’s required documentation and other pertinent information from sources of the Minnesota Department of Education, the Commissioner of Education provides a positive review and comment.”
District Superintendent Mark Raymond said other requirements included publishing the documentation (see elsewhere in this issue) and having an open meeting, so people could come and ask questions about the project.

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Knuth handcrafts safe spaces for area songbirds

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Marlow Knuth of Dassel has constructed several specific bird habitats at his home on Little Swan Lake.
Birdhouses have become essential in protecting the species. According to the Audubon Society, putting up birdhouses is a small but vital step in providing suitable nesting areas for native bird species.
Birdhouses like Knuth makes in his workshop are a critical component in protecting songbirds.
Although any birdhouse will likely attract birds, selecting the correct size and placing it in the right location helps attract specific species of songbirds.

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Cokato public hearings

Public Hearing
City of Cokato City Council
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cokato City Council, Wright County, Minnesota will conduct a public hearing on Monday, July 11, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. council chambers at Cokato City Hall, 255 Broadway Ave S, Cokato, Minnesota 55321, to consider the following request:
• Request of the City of Cokato to amend Section 94 of the City Code as it pertaining to eliminating the licensing of dogs within the City of Cokato.
• Request of the City of Cokato to amend Section 51 of the City Code pertaining to Water and Sewer rules within the City of Cokato.
• Request to amend an Ordinance with City fees in regards to establishing a $15 Convenience Fee and Run Rates for Ambulance Runs.
• Request of the City of the Cokato amending the regulations of section 51.005 Accounting, Billing and Collections.
• Request of the City of Cokato amending Section 51.041(B)(1) of the City Code as it pertains to the point of sale sanitary sewer televising.
• Review of Solar Farm Regulations as it pertains to City Zoning Regulations.
Brad Potter
City of Cokato
City Administrator
bpotter@cokato.mn.us
320-286-5505
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch, July 1, 2022.

Cokato ordinance changes

Ordinance Summary Publication
City of Cokato Ordinances
On June 13, 2022 City Council for the City of Cokato, Minnesota adopting the following Ordinances. A printed copy of the ordinance is available for inspection during regular office hours at City Hall or on the city’s website at www.cokato.mn.us. Approved for publication is the following summary:
• Amendment of Section 51 of the City Code as it pertains to allowable Plumbing Materials.
• Amendment Section 95.04 of the City Code Public Nuisances affecting Peace and Safety by adopting Noise Regulations.
As authorized by Minnesota Statutes, Section 412.191, subd. 4, the City Council has determined that publication of the title and summary of the ordinances will clearly inform the public of the intent and effect of the ordinances.
Brad Potter
City Administrator
City of Cokato
320-286-5505
bpotter@cokato.mn.us
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch, July 1, 2022.

Two drivers injured in Wright County crash

Delano, MN, Two drivers were injured in a two-vehicle crash north of Delano Tuesday, June 29 in the  afternoon.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol (MSP), 26-year-old Matthew Hendrickson of Cokato and 51-year-old Tamara Schaust of Delano were taken to HCMC in Minneapolis for treatment.

The MSP said Schaust suffered life-threatening injuries. Hendrickson suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The crash happened just before 4:30 p.m. on Highway 12 at Eaken Avenue Southeast.

Forsman Farms May 28 fire cause officially listed as ‘undetermined’

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Minnesota’s State Fire Marshal Division has submitted its report regarding the May 28 -29 fire at a Forsman Farms chicken building.
The lead investigator for the case was Bruce McLaughlin. He filed a report June 1 that indicated the cause of the blaze was undetermined, and the case is closed.

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