Archive for Cokato

One dead in industrial accident near Litchfiled

Litchfield – October 16, 2020 at 11:46 a.m., the Meeker County Sheriff’s Officer received a report of an
industrial accident at a construction site in the 31700 block of MN Highway 22, Harvey
Township, according to a press release by the sheriff’s office. The initial report was that a concrete boom truck had tipped and two people were trapped. Meeker County deputies, Litchfield Rescue, Litchfield Fire, Gold Cross Ambulance and LifeLink III were all dispatched to the scene. One person died at the scene as a result of
injuries while a second person was airlifted from the scene with critical injuries and flown to St.
Cloud Hospital. The names of the victims are being withheld until families are notified. The
initial investigation revealed the stabilizing platform for the concrete boom truck gave way,
causing the boom to fall to the ground. The two individuals were struck by the boom as it fell.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office and OSHA has
been notified. Also assisting at the scene was the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.

Cokato election notice

Notice is hereby given that the General Election of the State of Minnesota will be held at Cokato City Hall, 255 Broadway Ave S, Cokato, MN 55321, on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.  Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.  The following municipal offices will be on the election ballot:
City Council Mayor
City Council Member – 4 Year (2 seats)
City Council Member – 2 Year (1 seat)
Andrew Carlson
City Clerk
City of Cokato
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Oct. 16 and 23, 2020.

Cokato request for proposals: automated water meter reading

Request for Proposals for
Automatic Water Meter Reading
(AWMR) system
Notice is hereby given that the City of Cokato seeks Request for Proposals for an Automatic Water Meter Reading System for approximately 1,000 water meters.
Please contact Cokato City Hall for a detailed bid packet, if interested or view the City website at   Proposals will be accepted until November 5, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.  The City Council will consider proposals at their City Council on November 9, 2020.  The city reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received.
Brad Potter
City Administrato
PO Box 1030, 255 Broadway Ave S
Cokato, MN 55321
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch, Oct. 16 and 23, 2020.

Cokato cold weather notice

City of Cokato
Notice to Residents
Customer Rights
Under the Cold Weather Rule (Minn. Stat. 216B.097), Minnesotans have the right not to have their utility service disconnected and to have it reconnected from October 15 to April 15 if it affects the primary heat source of their residence and their total household income is at or below 50 percent of the state median household income.
If a customer does not meet the responsibilities outlined below, utility service may still be discontinued.  If a customer disputes the utility’s decision to disconnect, the customer has the right to contact the utility and appeal the decision through the utility’s established appeal procedure.
If service is to be disconnected, the disconnection must not occur:
1.   on a Friday, unless that day the customer declines to enter into a payment agreement offered by the utility in person or via personal contact by telephone;
2.     on a weekend, holiday, or day before a holiday;
3.    when utility offices are closed;
4.   after the close of business, unless a field representative of the utility who is authorized to enter into a payment agreement, accept payment, and continue service, offers a payment agreement to the customer; or
5.     until at least 20 days after the disconnection notice has been mailed to the customer or 15 days after the notice has been personally delivered to the customer.
Customer Responsibilities
In order to have the rights stated above, a customer must do the following:
1.    Provide the utility with information to verify that the customer meets the income eligibility requirement.  The utility may ask the customer to fill out a form or simply ask if the customer receives any form of public assistance that requires recipients to have income at or below 50% of the state median household income.
2.  Contact the utility and come to a mutually agreeable schedule for making monthly payments toward utility bills.  The agreement must consider the financial resources of the household.
3.  Continuously make the payments required under the agreement.  Payments must be made in a reasonably timely manner.  If financial circumstances change and the customer cannot make scheduled payments, the customer must notify the utility of the need to make changes to the agreement.
If you need financial assistance in a shut off situation, you may contact the following agencies for assistance:     Wright County Energy Assistance at 320-963-6500;  Salvation Army 320-252-4552; Tri-CAP, Inc. 320-251-1612.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch, Oct. 16, 2020.

Questions for Oct. 16 pub quiz

DASSEL. COKATO, MN – The answers for the Oct. 16 pub quiz were published in the Oct. 16 Enterprise Dispatch, but the questions were inadvertently left out. The questions appear below:

1) This singer was known for his soft baritone voice, and hits including “The Christmas Song,” Mona Lisa,” and “Unforgettable.”

2) This composer is known for musicals including “Anything Goes” and “Kiss Me Kate,” and songs including “Night and Day” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.”

3) After attempting to rob the Northfield bank in 1876, this outlaw spent decades in the state prison in Stillwater.

First Apostolic Lutheran annual meeting notice

First Apostolic
Lutheran Congregation
The Annual meeting of the First Apostolic Lutheran Congregation of Cokato will be held at the Church on Sunday, October 25, 2020 starting at 9:00 am. The meeting will provide for the election of officers and transaction of other business of the congregation. All members are urged to attend.
Chairman Brad Morris
Secretary Larry Tormanen
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch, Oct. 16 and 23, 2020.