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DC FFA learns Minnesota FFA Convention canceled; virtual event slated

Due to the changing and uncertain nature of COVID-19, current recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health, Department of Education, state government, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and restrictions on school and large group gatherings, the Board of Adult Directors and Student Officers made the difficult decision that the 2020 Minnesota FFA Convention will no longer take place in person on the proposed postponed dates of Monday to Wednesday, June 8 to 10 this year.

Instead, student engagement, awards, and recognition will occur over a three-day virtual experience Tuesday to Thursday, May 19 to 21.

In addition to the virtual convention, the Board is excited to offer a Minnesota FFA Celebration the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Minnesota State Fair in the Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum.

Go Behind the Ropes – virtually – at the Cokato Museum tomorrow

COKATO – Explore the Cokato Museum’s Log Home exhibit like never before in a video tour behind exhibit ropes. On Saturday, April 18, at 9:30 a.m. staff will provide a link to our video on its Youtube channel “Cokato Museum & Akerlund Studio.” Those intending to join the tour may leave questions about the exhibit for staff on the museum’s FaceBook page, and subscribe to the museum’s YouTube channel to catch any new videos releases.

Stockholm Township residents

Stockholm Township is taking orders for dust control.  The cost is $.55 per foot.  If you would like dust control applied, please call Jody Selseth, Township Clerk to obtain an order form.  You can contact her at or 612-270-3409. Order date and payment deadline is Friday, May 1st, 2020.  If you have ordered in the past, you will be receiving an order form in the mail shortly.

Notice Kingston residents

The April 20th Kingston City Council meeting has been cancelled.  The public hearing for the road vacation that was scheduled for April 20 has been postponed indefinitely.  Notice will be posted as soon as the new date is confirmed.

Request for bids

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – Contractor’s sealed Proposals for the 2020 Dassel-Cokato High School Parking Improvements will be received by the Independent School District No. 466, Cokato, Minnesota, until 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 23, 2020 in the District Office in Cokato, Minnesota, in accordance with the plans and specifications prepared by, Architects Rego + Youngquist, inc., 7601 Wayzata Boulevard, St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426. For more information please visit:

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