Archive for Happenings

Joint meeting in Cokato Tuesday to discuss Trailstone 3rd Addition projects

COKATO, MN – The Cokato City Council and the Cokato Planning and Zoning Commission will have a special joint meeting Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at Cokato City Hall to discuss current projects related to the continued development of the Trailstone 3rd Addition.

Minnehaha Mandskor concert Saturday, Oct. 21

DASSEL, MN – The Minnehaha Mandskor (male chorus) will be in concert at the Dassel History Center Saturday, Oct. 21 at 1:30 p.m.

Hans Peterson, a 1970 graduate of Cokato High School, is a member of the chorus. The Minnehaha Mandskor is the oldest Norwegian chorus in South Dakota. The name comes from the Norwegian words, MAND meaning man and KOR meaning chorus.

Sponsored by the Dassel Area Historical Society, the Minnehaha Mandskor  program includes a variety of music including traditional Norwegian songs. There is no admission charge.

Bloodmobile in Cokato Oct. 23

COKATO, MN – The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at First Baptist Church at 395 Broadway Ave. N. in Cokato Monday, Oct. 23 from 1 to 7 p.m.

Donors who wish to speed up their donation process can visit and answer the questions. Bring the pass to the blood drive to shorten the donation process.

DFL fundraiser in Darwin Saturday, Oct. 21

DARWIN, MN – DFL Senate District 18 will be hosting a fall fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Darwin Rod and Gun Club, located one mile east of Darwin on Highway 12. Anyone interested in hearing from Democratic candidates for governor as well as enjoying food are encouraged to attend.

The event, which is sponsored by Meeker/Cokato, McLeod, and Sibley counties, includes a hot dish contest. Attendees can enter their favorite casserole and enjoy a full meal as they sample and vote for their favorite entry.

A social hour is scheduled for 4 p.m., dinner at 5 p.m., and a live auction at 6 p.m. Speeches will be given as candidates arrive.

Cemetery history presentation Tuesday, Oct. 17

COKATO, MN – Doug Ohman will present a free “Cemeteries of Minnesota” event Tuesday, Oct.17, at 7 p.m. in the Centennial Room of the Cokato Public Library/Cokato Museum building.

The event is sponsored by the Cokato Historical Society. For more information call (320) 286-2427 or visit

Dassel Community Chest drive to start

DASSEL, MN – During the week of October 16, there will be a gold flyer in all mailboxes with instructions on how to make a contribution to the Dassel Community Chest. Contributions will benefit various local, regional, and state organizations.

Donations may be sent to: Dassel Community Chest, 907 Sellards Drive, Dassel, MN 55325.