Archive for Happenings

Cokato Library announces May schedule

The Cokato Public Library will offer the following programs and activities in May.

• Great books and fun activities are on deck. Come to the library Wednesday, May 3 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. for preschool storytime, for ages 3 to 6.

• Need help with your laptop, iPad, Kindle, Smartphone or other device? Want to download books from the library website, or use Ebooks MN, but aren’t sure how to proceed? Tech Tutor is here to help    Thursday, May 4 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Call ahead or drop by the Cokato Public Library for personalized help.

• Journey back in time with author/songwriter/filmmaker Bill Jamerson to the days of timber hoisters, powder monkeys, and muckmen.  Attendees will hear songs about children bringing pasties to their dads, picking thimbleberries, Saturday night saunas, ski jumping, and more.  Jamerson began collecting stories about the Michigan Upper Peninsula while researching for his PBS film, “Winter Wonderland.” Due to the isolation and remoteness of the UP, many cultural traditions had been preserved. He met with miners, ski jumpers, and other long-time residents, and collected their stories. This event will take place at the Cokato Manor Tuesday, May 9    from 2 to 3 p.m., for all ages.

• Hear the music of Carnival, sing a Cuban rumba, dance to Latin jazz beats, and tour the world with Tres Mundos, Tuesday May 9, 7 to 8 p.m. Tres Mundos, or “Three Worlds,” features pianist/vocalist Viviana Pintado from Cuba, percussionist Eliezer Freites-Santos from Brazil, and saxophonist/flutist Douglas Little from the US. The program is open to all ages.

For more information, read the May 1 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch.

Many pitching in toward Silver Lake run’s success

Mileka’s sixth annual run/walk will take place on Sunday, May 14 in Silver Lake.

There will be a 5k run/walk, which costs $20 per participant, and a 1-mile kids run, which costs $10 per participant.

Online registration is available at

Volunteers helping at the run include members from:

Cokato Fire Department
Brownton Fire Department
Glencoe Fire Department
Silver Lake Fire Department
Winsted Fire Department
Lester Prairie Fire Department
Also friends and family of Mileka Hall

Run sponsors include:

Stritesky Trucking: Silver Lake
Bronder Construction: Annandale
Candace’s Daycare: Silver Lake
Carlson Brothers: Dassel
Cokato Dassel Lions Club
Custom Installations: Silver Lake
Gene’s Towing: Silver Lake
Kaczmarek Landscaping: Silver Lake
Lite Electric: Cokato
Mikolichek Plmbg & Htg: Silver Lake
Narducci Hair Design: Darwin
Pokornowski Trucking: Glencoe
Purelife Chiropractic: Glencoe
Silver Lake Lions Club
Snap Fitness
Country Gallery: Kingston
L & P Supply: Hutchinson
Nyquist Farms: Cokato
Pudas Landscape & Construction
Rodan + Fields/ Kelsey Nowak
Swartzer Sewer Service: Silver Lake
Fashion Interiors: Glencoe
Fresh Paint: Glencoe
JR Oil: Dassel
Perfect Touch Painting: Glencoe
Procrete: Hutchinson
Waggin’ Tails Dog Grooming: Silver Lake
Urban Escape: New London Spicer
Posusta Busing: Silver Lake

Proceeds from the run will go towards scholarships at Dassel-Cokato and Glencoe-Silver Lake schools.




‘Cash for a Cause’ fundraiser for DC Wrestling Club

The DC Chargers Wrestling Club has joined with the Disabled American Veterans/Department of Minnesota, for a clothing drive Saturday, April 29 through Saturday, May 6. Clothing and household goods may be dropped off at B & P Drywall office, 501 Atlantic Ave. W., Dassel weekdays from 8 am. to 5 p.m. or weekends 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. See ad in today’s paper for a complete list of accepted items.

Dassel Library book sale Saturday

SPONSORED POST. The Dassel Public Library will conduct a book sale Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Dassel City Hall Community Room. The sale will feature a recycled book craft idea corner with ideas on how to use books that are no longer readable, as well as torn or tattered children’s favorites.

Minnesota Twins Memories Tuesday, April 25

The Cokato Historical Society presents Minnesota Twins Memories, featuring Clyde Doepner, team curator for the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club Tuesday, April 25, 7 p.m. at Cokato City Hall.
Since he was a teenager, during the inaugural season of the Twins in 1961, Doepner has collected Twins memorabilia. What began as a teen hobby has grown into one of the most extensive collections of team memorabilia in major league baseball. Doepner’s presentation will include many stories and examples of Twins items he has collected over decades. He will also bring copies to sell of his 2014 book, Minnesota Twins Through Memorabilia. A short documentary about Doepner and his work can be found on Youtube under “The Curator”.
This program is free and open to the public. A brief business meeting of the Cokato Historical Society will precede Doepner’s presentation.

Monroe Crossing at PAC May 6

Monroe Crossing will perform 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at the Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center, 4852 Reardon Ave. SW. Cokato. Tickets are: adults, $20; youth, $10 with reserved seating. Order tickets online at or call (320) 286-4120. The event is sponsored, in part, by Twine Ball Solutions.