Archive for Cokato

Cokato woman injured in three-car crash on Highway 12

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, MN – Two teenagers from Buffalo were injured Monday evening after being involved in a crash on Highway 12.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, at 8:23 p.m. Jan. 21, a 2006 Chevy Impala driven by Camaron Isaacs-Olson, 17, was eastbound and turning left with a flashing yellow light when it was struck by a westbound 2013 Dodge Caravan driven by Jennah Verhey, 44, of Cokato.

The vehicles spun and struck a 2007 Toyota Camry, driven by Lanita Farstad, 79, of Waverly, which was sitting at the light on Highway 25.

Isaacs-Olson suffered noncritical injuries and was transported to Allina Hospital in Buffalo, as was his 15-year-old passenger, Elle Kirkendall.

Neither Verhey nor Farstad were injured.

Road conditions were wet at the time of the crash.

All involved were wearing seat belts and alcohol was not a factor in the crash, according to the State Patrol.

DC Schools closing early Friday, Jan. 17

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – Due to the forecasted winter storm, Dassel Cokato Public Schools will close early Friday, Jan. 17.

High school and middle school students will be dismissed at 10:45. Elementary students will be released at 10:55 p.m.

There will be no ECFE or preschool classes.

Lunch will NOT be served.

All after school and evening activities are postponed or canceled.

Cokato chili feed Jan. 25

COKATO, MN – The public is welcome to attend a free chili feed on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. at Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church in Cokato. Those attending may sign up for door prizes and listen to special speaker Mike Maahs. Dessert will be included.

VIDEO – Processional for Howard Lake Fire Chief Taddy Drusch arriving in Cokato Tuesday

COKATO – The processional carrying the body of Howard Lake Fire Chief Taddy Drusch arrived in Cokato Tuesday afternoon.

There will be a memorial service for Drusch Friday,  Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School, 8700 County Road 6 SW, Howard Lake.
Visitation will take place Thursday, Jan. 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 1000 7th Avenue, Howard Lake, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.; continuing Friday at the school, one hour prior to the service.

Video submitted by Rick Sorensen.

Cokato Historical Society to host 20th Annual Open House

COKATO, MN – Ring in the New Year with the Cokato Historical Society by attending the 20th Annual New Year’s Open House on Sunday, January 5, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Centennial Room of the library/museum building. The event is FREE and open to the public!

Everyone is welcome to drop in and enjoy a demonstration of the Finnish New Year custom of “melting tin,” and discover what the upcoming year will bring.


Shaun Johnson and the Big Band Experience Sun., Dec. 29

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – The public is welcome to attend a concert featuring Shaun Johnson and the Big Band Experience – The Spirit of the Holidays! presented by the Dassel-Cokato Arts Association. The concert was rescheduled due to weather and will take place at the Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m.