DASSEL, COKATO, MN – How does a Chicago native, who attended college in Iowa, and taught in Philadelphia, end up teaching pottery classes to students at Dassel-Cokato High School?
That’s an easy question for Katie Teesdale, who currently teaches pottery at Dassel-Cokato Schools, and is opening her own studio in Howard Lake.
She likes it here. She likes it a lot.
Read the story about her new shop in Howard Lake in the May 18 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print and online version.
Katie Teesdale set up a booth showcasing her pottery for the Howard Lake Expo earlier this year.
MEEKER COUNTY, MN – A 62-year-old Darwin man was killed Saturday when the 2008 Ford Escape he was driving northbound on Highway 15 collided with the rear right side of a planter being pulled by a tractor that had just pulled out from a field approach to travel north on Hwy. 15. The crash took place near the intersection of Highway 15 and 180th St, in Collinwood Township in Meeker County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
The tractor was driven by Peter Elvin Peterson, 56, of Dassel.
The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office and Dassel Fire Department also responded to the scene.
The identity of the driver of the Ford Escape has not yet been released.
UPDATE – The state patrol has identified the victim as Kevin Scott Erickson.
DASSEL, MN – The Dassel Public Works Department will be flushing hydrants Tuesday, May 22 through Friday, May 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. During this time, residents can expect reduced water pressure, discoloration, and momentary interruption of water service.
Residents are advised to refrain from doing laundry during these hours as the discoloration may stain clothing. City staff apologizes for the inconvenience and asks for residents’ cooperation.
Contact the City of Dassel clerk’s office at (320) 275-2454 with any questions.
DASSEL, MN – The Dassel Fire Department is having an all-you-can-eat breakfast fundraiser Sunday, May 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dassel Fire Station. The menu includes French toast, scrambled eggs, Knaus smoked sausage, fruit, milk, coffee, and orange juice. Freewill donations will be accepted.
DASSEL, MN – The artwork of the Dassel-Cokato High School and Middle School students will be on display at L. Louise Art and Home (651 Parker Ave. W. in Dassel) Friday, May 18 through Thursday, May 24.
A reception will take place May 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The display will showcase the candidates for the 2018 regional and state art exhibitions and a selection of 2D and 3D work completed spring trimester including: drawing and painting, sculpture, photography, digital artwork, and decorative and functional ceramics.
For more information, call (320) 223-5588.
MEEKER COUNTY, MN – One person was injured in a crash in Meeker County just after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Travis Cody Geesey, 23 of Dassel had been driving a 1998 Oldsmobile 88 north on Highway 22 near Pleasure Drive in Litchfield when his vehicle crossed the centerline and struck a 2015 Mack tractor truck that was traveling south.
Geesey was transported to Meeker Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to the state patrol.
The driver of the semi truck, Jeremiah Evan Andreoff, 40, of Cosmos, was not injured.
Alcohol was not a factor in the crash. Both drivers had been wearing seat belts, and the airbag was deployed in the Oldsmobile.