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Cokato businessman pleased to join DC School Board

Andy Engh is the newest member of the Dassel-Cokato School Board.

Andy Engh is the newest member of the Dassel-Cokato School Board.

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – Andy Engh, Dassel-Cokato Schools’ newest school board member, said he hopes to serve as “an ear for the community.”

Engh, owner of AR Engh Heating and Air Conditioning in Cokato, took the oath of office from DC Superintendant Jeff Powers at the Nov. 13 school board meeting.

Engh was appointed to fill a school board seat left vacant by the resignation of Shane Colberg.

Read the full story in the Dec. 29 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print or online version.

 

Fire destroys building in Dassel Township

DASSEL TOWNSHIP, MN – A storage building in Dassel Township was destroyed by fire late Monday evening, according to a press release from the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office was called to the fire in the 22300 block of County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 6 at 10:21 p.m. Jan. 1. Homeowner Raymond Wagner, 59, told deputies the building was used to store firewood.

The Cokato and Dassel fire departments worked to extinguish the blaze. The building was considered a total loss, according to the press release. No one was injured, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Two local heroes honored with Quilts of Valor

Jake Linder, Sandy Linder, and Bethany Linder accepted a quilt of valor on family member Donald Welle's behalf.

Jake Linder, Sandy Linder, and Bethany Linder accepted a Quilt of Valor on family member Donald Welle’s behalf.

COKATO, MN – Thomas Keaveny was awarded a Quilt of Valor Dec. 10.  Family members Delaney Keaveny, Kelly Keaveny, Kristen Servine, and Darby Keaveny were present to witness this honor.

Donald Welle was also awarded a quilt, however he was unable to be present.  Welle’s family members Jake  Linder, Sandy Linder, and Bethany Linder (pictured) accepted the quilt on his behalf.

Read more on this story, and other area news, in the Dec. 22 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print or online version.

New ordinance prepares for future cellular immersion

COKATO, MN – In response to a new law passed by the state legislature, the Cokato City Council adopted a new right-of-way ordinance which will help the city regulate small cell equipment (as needed) in the future.

Instead of using large cell towers, the mobile communication industry is looking to attach small, dish-like devices to existing urban utilities — stoplights, street signs, utility poles, etc. — for providing stronger signals in needed areas.

Read the full story in the Dec. 15 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print or online version.

Cokato woman hurt in McLeod Co. crash

COKATO, MN – A woman from Cokato was injured in a crash west of Glencoe Monday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The report stated that Brooke Christine Halonen, 20, of Cokato had been driving a 2005 Nissan Altima south on Minnesota Highway 22 at about 8:30 a.m. when her vehicle collided with a 2013 Freightliner straight truck traveling east on US Highway 212. The road condition was wet at the time.

The driver of the truck, Ibrahim Said Hassan, 21, of Minneapolis, sustained non-life threatening injuries. He was not transported to a healthcare facility, according to the report.

Halonen was taken to Glencoe Regional Health Services for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. She and Hassan were both wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

The state patrol was assisted at the scene by Allina Ambulance, the Glencoe Fire Department, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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