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Meeker Co. Sheriff’s Office reports assault and aggravated robbery

MEEKER COUNTY, MN – The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an assault and aggravated robbery in rural Harvey Township at 2:55 a.m. Sept. 29.

According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, the victim told deputies a suspect had pointed a gun at his head and pulled the trigger, but the gun did not fire at that time. Suspects reportedly demanded personal items from the victim.

Detectives with the sheriff’s office executed multiple search warrants throughout the weekend. A search warrant executed at a residence in the 32900 block of 580th Avenue in Harvey Township revealed personal items from the victim. Drug-related items and a stolen vehicle were also located in this search.

Carmin Hedtke-Kaffar, 49, of rural Grove City, and Scott Mooney, 47, of rural Grove City, were arrested on drug-related charges. Dawn Karnik, 30, of Eden Valley, was arrested for drug-related charges including storage of methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child. Tyler Kretsch, 29, homeless, was arrested on an outstanding Stearns County warrant for drug-related charges.

Tre Ertl, 20, of Litchfield, was arrested for aggravated robbery and assault. While in jail, Ertl allegedly reached out to have an accomplice dispose of the firearm used in the assault. As the investigation continued in search of the weapon used, Michelle Patzold, 33, of Litchfield, was arrested for aiding an offender of aggravated robbery.

The firearm was located in a rural Meeker County lake with the assistance of the Litchfield Rescue Squad dive team. Ertl, Hedtke-Kaffar, Mooney, Karnik, and Patzold all made their first appearance in Meeker County District court Oct. 2.

The investigation continues and additional arrests are expected. Litchfield Police Department also assisted with the investigation.

Dassel-Cokato mourns loss of 19-year-old

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – Isaac Jon Morris, a 2018 graduate of Dassel-Cokato High School, passed away on the Bemidji State University campus Sept. 30.

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5 at Cornerstone Church, 205 County Road 34 in Litchfield. Visitation will take place Thursday, Oct. 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment will be at the Cokato City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, visitors are asked to consider making a contribution to a scholarship fund being developed in Isaac’s name. (See Isaac’s obituary on the Swanson Peterson Funeral Home website.)

Isaac, 19, was the son of Robert and Mary Kay (Schumacher) Morris of Cokato. While in school, Isaac participated in football, basketball, and golf. After graduation, Isaac went on to study heating, ventilation, and air conditioning at M State Wadena. He also worked for Forsman Farms in Howard Lake and B&P Drywall & Construction of Dassel.

According to Fox 9, Isaac was visiting friends at Bemidji State over the weekend when he fell from a window of a residence hall.

Look for a full article about Isaac in the Friday, Oct. 5 edition of Enterprise Dispatch.

Cider and lefse event in Dassel Oct. 7

DASSEL, MN – Free apple cider and lefse Sunday, Oct. 7. The Uff da Girls and the Apple Cider Guys will be serving apple cider and lefse at Dassel Bandstand Park Sunday, Oct. 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. All are invited. In the event of bad weather, the event will take place at the Garden Nook in Dassel. NOTE CORRECTED TIME FOR THE EVENT.

Dassel council schedules special meeting to consider temporary liquor license

DASSEL, MN – The Dassel City Council has scheduled a special meeting Wednesday, Oct 3 at 7 p.m.

The only item on the agenda is consideration of a temporary liquor license for the Cokato Dassel Lions Club on the following dates: October 12, 13, 14, 19 and 20; pending the receipt of all required paperwork.

Pedestrian hit by car in Cokato

COKATO, MN – A woman from Cokato sustained life-threatening injuries after being hit by a vehicle on Highway 12 in Cokato Thursday, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.

Authorities responded to the accident at 12:12 p.m. at mile post 117, just east of Sunset Avenue. Road conditions were wet at the time.

The pedestrian, identified as Rebecca Marie Kersey, 59, of Cokato, was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries. The state patrol reported that she had been hit by a 2006 Mercury Milan that had been traveling east on Highway 12.

The driver, Rebecca Ann Hendrickson, 21, of Dassel, was not injured. Hendrickson was wearing her seat belt, and the air bag was not deployed.

Local improv group to perform ‘3rd Time’s a Charm’ Sept. 28

McLEOD COUNTY, MN – Inspired by the show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” the local comedy group No Lines Improv is kicking off its third season with its premiere, “3rd Time’s A Charm” at the Center for the Arts in Hutchinson Friday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m.

The show is rated PG-13, and is expected to last an hour. Each show is comprised of a series of games that are heavily driven by suggestions from the audience.

A free-will donation will be collected at the door.

Look for the full story in the Friday, Sept. 21 edition of the Herald Journal.