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Two youth hurt in ATV accident in Meeker County

MEEKER COUNTY, MN – Two juveniles were injured in an ATV accident in Meeker County Friday evening, according to a press release from the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.

Tyler Schindewolf, 9, of Cosmos, called the sheriff’s office at 9:21 p.m. July 13 stating that he was trapped under an ATV with his 14-year-old cousin, Sabrina Miller, of Glendale, AZ. Schindewolf told the sheriff’s office that Miller was not breathing.

When deputies arrived, they found Schindewolf and Miller trapped under an overturned ATV in the driveway of the 54000 block of County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 23 in Acton Township, according to the press release.

Deputies were able to flip the ATV off of the juveniles. Grove City Rescue and Gold Cross Ambulance personnel administered first aid to both of them. Miller was air lifted by LifeLink III helicopter to Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) with critical injuries. Schindewolf was transported by private party to HCMC.

The initial investigation revealed the accident is likely the result of the driver (Miller) turning too sharp causing the ATV to flip over, the press release noted.

Slow roll in Dassel Saturday, July 14

DASSEL, MN – The public is welcome to bring bikes or other vehicles to the Dassel History Center Saturday, July 14, for the first Dassel Story Slow Roll. Take-off time is 9:30 a.m.

The slow roll is a short tour including six or seven historic Dassel stories at different sites. Stories will be told by a storyteller or actors portraying the characters of the story.

Similar events will take place the second Saturday of the month, Aug. 11, Sept. 8 and Oct. 13.

Bill Ward is the tour leader. Sponsored by the Dassel Area Historical Society, there is no charge.

Art collection on display in Dassel

DASSEL, MN – The reason behind Kurtis Meyer’s art collection is simple: art makes him happy.

Meyer’s art collection has been growing for the last three decades, and he claims that any art found around the home prior to that moved in with his wife, Paula, who collects art as well.

Meyer’s more serious attitude toward art surfaced while he was an interim executive director of a “very fine” art museum.

“At that point, in 1988, I figured I better up my game,” Meyer noted.

A “relatively small” portion of that re-vamped collection, “Vases and Vessels; Bouquets and Botanicals,” will be exhibited at the Dassel History Center and Ergot Museum July 7 through Saturday, Aug. 25.

Meyer will give a presentation on his collection at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at the history center.

This will be the fourth exhibition of the Meyers to be displayed at the history museum.

“One point I hope comes through in this exhibit is that art can and should be integrated into our daily lives,” Meyer stated. “For example, a coffee cup, a serving bowl, a simple pitcher, a modest vase. We’ve collected quite a number of pieces consistent with this integration-into-daily-living theme.”

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One aspect of art Kurtis Meyer hopes to get across with his collection is that it can be integrated into daily living, such as through a plate, vase, mug, etc.

One aspect of art Kurtis Meyer hopes to get across with his collection is that it can be integrated into daily living, such as through a plate, vase, mug, etc.

Highway 12 Cokato to Howard Lake lanes close as resurfacing begins July 16

ST CLOUD – Motorists who travel Highway 12 between Cokato and Howard Lake will encounter daytime delays, including during rush hours, while segments of the road are reduced to a single lane beginning Monday, July 16.

The lane closures will occur from sunrise to sunset, up to seven days per week, while crews resurface the road. Flaggers and a pilot car will allow one-way, alternating traffic through work zones on the two-lane segment of Highway 12 located in Cokato.

Delays of up to 15 minutes are expected during peak travel times. Motorists should plan their travel, and consider alternate routes or staggering their typical travel times. Motorists approaching the daily work zones should slow down, be prepared to stop, and move over to give crews room to work safely.

All lanes of Highway 12 will open by Aug. 10.

When complete, the project will provide a smoother ride along five miles of Highway 12 between Seventh Street E in Cokato and 13th Avenue in Howard Lake, extend the life of the road, upgrade guardrail and restripe a short segment of Highway 12 east of downtown Cokato.

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Motorcyclist from Dassel hurt in Collinwood Twp. crash

COLLINWOOD TOWNSHIP, MN – A motorcyclist from Dassel was hurt in a crash in Collinwood Township July 5, according to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office report.

Lee Edward Harris, age 37, of Dassel, had been driving a motorcycle on County State Aid Highway 18 near 170th Street when the accident occurred, the report stated.

The sheriff’s office dispatched Dassel Fire and Rescue, Allina Ambulance, and Life Link Helicopter to assist at the scene. Harris was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center. The extent of his injuries was not stated in the report.


Ice cream social at Darwin church July 13

DARWIN, MN – The annual ice cream social at All Saints Lutheran Church, 118 1st St. in Darwin, will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 13. Menu includes sloppy joes, salads, pie, ice cream, and beverages.

Cost is $7 for adults, and $4 for children. Pie and ice cream only is $2.50.