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.
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, 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.
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, 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.
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.