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Viewfinders Camera Club to host Susan Rydberg, freelance photographer, at its Thursday, April 4 meeting

COKATO -  The members of the Viewfinders Camera Club will host an award-winning photographer at their meeting Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m., at the Cokato Library.

Susan Rydberg is a renowned photographer with Cokato connections.

Susan Rydberg is a renowned photographer with Cokato connections.

Susan Rydberg is a corporate project manger, and an award-winning photographer and digital artist who is published internationally by many well-known organizations including Virgin Atlantic.com, House Beautiful.com, Business Insider.com, MSN.com, and the State of Minnesota. Most recently, PBS featured Rydberg’s work in the November 2018 publication “Capture Minnesota VI.”

Rydberg is represented by several leading stock agencies including Getty Images and Shutterstock. Rydberg grew up in the Twin Cities area, and is the granddaughter of the late William Arthur Eliason of Cokato. Rydberg has two grown children and twin grandchildren who are an inspiration for her photography.

Members of the Viewfinders encourage the public to attend the meeting to hear Rydberg’s experiences, and view her photography during the Thursday, April 4 presentation. The meeting takes place in the Centennial Room of the Cokato Library at 7:30 p.m.  The event is free.

Rydberg's photo of ferns earned honors in the Capture Minnesota VI 2018 book.

Rydberg’s photo of ferns earned honors in the Capture Minnesota VI 2018 book.

Sunrise Diner opening in Cokato under new ownership

COKATO, MN – Sunrise Diner in Cokato will be re-opening Saturday, March 9 at 6 a.m. under new ownership. Lisa Brantley took over the diner, which has been closed for about a year. The menu is completely remade, and ingredients are all purchased locally.

DC School Board to discuss staffing additions for next school year

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – The DC School Board will be discussing staffing additions for the 2019-2020 school year during its meeting Monday, March 11. Other items on the agenda include discussion of a board scholarship and a website proposal.

New plastic surgeon joins Hutchinson Health team

Dr. James Kong likes to help patients come up with personalized plans to help them feel and look their best.

Dr. James Kong likes to help patients come up with personalized plans to help them feel and
look their best.

Hutchinson Health recently added Dr. James Kong to its team of medical professionals seeking to improve the health and well-being of its members, patients, and community.

Kong is a plastic surgeon with Park Nicollet Health Services, and became connected with Hutchinson Health through its partnership with HealthPartners.

He studied at the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, OH, and is board-certified in general surgery, surgical critical care, and plastic surgery.

“I enjoy all aspects of plastic surgery, and find reconstructive surgery particularly challenging and rewarding,” shared Kong. “It brings me joy to help my patients improve their quality of life through competent and compassionate care.”

Some of Kong’s professional interests include breast reconstruction, augmentation, lift, and reduction; gender affirmation top surgery; eyelid surgery; neck and face lifts; cancer reconstruction; and body contouring, such as after significant weight loss.

“I want all of my patients to be well-informed of their surgical and nonsurgical options in order to make the best decisions together to achieve their desired results,” Kong stated.

 

Dassel City Council will discuss extending job offer of Public Works Director position during Tuesday’s meeting

DASSEL, MN – Dassel City Council will consider extending a job offer for the Public Works Director Position during their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Other subjects on the agenda include a motion to approve payment of claims as presented in the amount of $457,297.64, and revisiting the subject of the MN DOT Landscape Partnership Grant.

PHOTO GALLERY: Dazzle in Dassel, 2018

PHOTO GALLERY, DASSEL, MN – Things were “dazzling” in Dassel Dec. 14. Click here to see highlights from the 2018 Dazzle in Dassel event. Select images will appear in the Dec. 21 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch.

 

Dazzle in Dassel 2018

Dazzle in Dassel 2018