Archive for Happenings

Dr. Allen and Dr. Nissen to be honored at Hutchinson Health Dec. 11

SPONSORED POST — Two retiring physicians will be honored at Hutchinson Health at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. The public is welcome to join Hutchinson Health staff in the hospital foyer as the portraits of Dr. Jim Allen and Dr. Dean Nissen are added to Hutchinson Health’s gallery of celebrated physicians.

Dr. Allen practiced at Hutchinson Health full time for 25 years before transitioning to a part-time position at the end of 2014. His recent work has been with patients in Urgent Care and the Travel Clinic.

Dr. Nissen retired from full-time work June 1 after 33 years as a family practice physician at Hutchinson Health. Now, he occasionally sees patients in Urgent Care.

Free presentation about colon cancer screening Dec. 20

SPONSORED POST — The public is welcome to attend a free presentation about the importance of colon cancer screening at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 at Grace Lutheran Church, 430 5th Ave. SW in Hutchinson.

The informational session will be led by Dr. Mark Stuckey, a physician from Hutchinson Health.  Dr. Stuckey practices general family medical care, preventative medicine, endoscopic procedures, emergency medicine, and sports medicine.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colorectal (colon) cancer is the third most common cancer in men and in women. Of cancers that affect both men and women, Of cancers that affect both men and women, it is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.

Dassel Winter Farmers Market events planned

DASSEL, MN – The Dassel farmers market will be hosting a Winter Market in Dassel’s City Hall in November and December.

This month, the market will take place Saturday, Nov. 24 in the community room at Dassel City Hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In December, the market will take place Friday, Dec. 14 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., also in the community room.

The event is free and open to the public, and will offer a variety of home-made goods: from bread to pumpkins, to hand-made crafts, and locally- made honey.

Interested vendors may contact Julie at, or call 320-275-2454, and ask for Terri.

Blood drive Monday, Oct. 22 in Cokato

COKATO, MN – The American Red Cross bloodmobile will be at First Baptist Church, 395 Broadway Ave. N. in Cokato, Monday, Oct. 22 from 1 to 7 p.m.

Minnesota From the Road Thursday, Oct. 18

COKATO, MN – Author and photographer Doug Ohman will present from his Minnesota From The Road series Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Centennial Room of the Cokato Library/Museum building. Ohman will present information on the Interstate Highway System, as well as sights to see, along with the many stories behind them. The program is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact the Cokato Museum at 320-286-2427,, or on Facebook at Cokato Museum & Akerlund Photo Studio.

Dassel slow roll Saturday, Oct. 13

DASSEL, MN – The fourth Dassel Story Slow Roll will take place Saturday, Oct. 13 at 9:30 a.m. This story roll is a repeat of the second roll, which took place in August, and the last roll of 2018. The story roll is a short tour including seven or eight historical Dassel stories at different sites in the community. Bill Ward will be the tour leader. Sponsored by the Dassel Area Historical Society. There is no charge.