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Hancock helps photos find their ways home

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Sherry Hancock, rural Cokato, has always had a thing for photographs. Initially she fed that interest by making books, calendars, and other personalized items with pictures.

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DC Board tables policy decision again due to medical emergency

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The Dassel-Cokato School Board meeting that took place Jan. 12 once again attracted a significant audience of approximately 100 people. The session ended abruptly, however, due to a medical emergency experienced by Board Chair Bill Aho.

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Dassel Rescue responds to CSAH 19 accident

The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received multiple 911 calls Jan. 19, at 9:57 p.m. of a motor vehicle injury accident on County State Aid Highway 19 at the intersection of 737th Avenue in North Kingston Township.  Meeker Deputies, Kimball Fire, Dassel Rescue, Watkins Ambulance, and Mayo Ambulance responded to the scene.

Deputies responded to find a vehicle that had left the roadway and crashed into a tree.  The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle was identified as Joanna Mackereth, 32, of Litchfield.  Mackereth received serious injuries as a result of the accident, and was transported to St. Cloud Hospital.  Deputies determined alcohol was a factor in the crash and the accident investigation remains ongoing.

 

Shop fire in Darwin a total loss

The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a shop fire in the 300 block of East Curran Street in Darwin January 15,at 10:41 p.m., the. Dassel Fire Department, Litchfield Fire Department, Litchfield Rescue Squad, Cokato Fire Department, Mayo Ambulance and Meeker County Deputies responded to the scene.
Responding units found a shop with attached storage sheds fully engulfed upon arrival. The responding deputies evacuated an apartment building within close proximity to the shop. Any displaced residents without vehicles stayed with the Litchfield Rescue Squad until they were able to go back in to the apartment building. There was no damage to the apartment building and no reported injuries.The shop is owned by Harvey Riebe, 73, of Darwin and was a total loss. The cause of the fire is unknown and will be investigated by the Minnesota State Fire Marshal.

DC School Board meeting draws vocal crowd

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Approximately 150 people were in attendance at Dassel-Cokato’s special school board meeting Jan. 8.
The purpose of the Saturday meeting was to discuss Policy 491, a potential new, temporary district policy regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) ETS (Emergency Temporary Standard).

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DC School Board tables Policy 491 decision due to medical emergency

The Dassel-Cokato School Board released a statement this morning in regard to its meeting yesterday, which ended abruptly due to a medical emergency.  The statement reads:

“The Dassel-Cokato School Board met for a special meeting tonight (Wednesday, January 12th) to take action on pending Policy 491- Vaccination, Testing and Face Covering.  Legal council joined the meeting virtually to answer questions and provide advice before voting.  During the course of the meeting, a medical emergency occurred prompting the board to recess.  A decision was made to postpone the meeting and reconvene next week due to an evolving medical situation.   The board adjourned with no action on the policy, another special meeting will occur next week, time and date to be determined.”

Approximately 75 people were present in the audience during the meeting.  Board Chair Bill Aho told the audience at the beginning of the meeting that it was not a public forum.

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