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Combine damaged by chains wrapped around corn stalks in Meeker County

MEEKER COUNTY, MN – The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report Nov. 18 of a chain being picked up by a combine while harvesting in a field located near the intersection of 130th Street and 610th Avenue, Cedar Mills Township, according to a release from Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze. Landowner John Johnson of rural Hutchinson reported minor damage to a combine from a chain in the field. Upon further investigation, it was discovered chains were wrapped around cornstalks in the field. No other incidents like this have been reported in the area. Anyone aware of similar incidents or anyone with information about this incident should contact the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office at 320-693-5400. Anonymous tips may be left on the office’s confidential tip line, 320-693-5411.

Tickets available for Nov. 9 DC football game, sendoff planned Nov. 8

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – The DC Charger Football Team is advancing to the state playoffs. The last time DC Football advanced to state was the fall of 1973. In celebration of this achievement, there will be congratulatory send offs at all four district schools. This will give all of the DC Charger fans a chance to wish them luck as they head out for their first game.

The sendoff will take place Friday, Nov. 8.  The itinerary will be as follows:
1:45 p.m. walk-through at Dassel Elementary
2:10 p.m. walk-through at Cokato Elementary
2:30 p.m. walk-through at the Middle School
2:45 p.m. pep fest with grades 9-12 in the East Gym.
The Charger Football Team will walk the halls, supported by the DC Cheerleaders and the DC Pep Band.
The public is welcome to visit any of the four schools to cheer on the team.
Advanced ticket sales for the first state playoff game are currently available in the Activities Office.  The tickets are for Saturday, Nov. 9, at noon.  The game will take place at Burnsville High School. Adult tickets are $11 and student tickets (k-12) are $7. Tickets will be sold until Friday at 4 p.m. or until sold out.
The DC Chargers will play the Cannon Falls Bombers.  The district encourages as many people as possible to be in the stands cheering on the team.

Winstock announces Luke Combs and Darius Rucker as headliners for Winstock 2020

WINSTED, MN – Winsted, MN – Winstock just announced their all-star lineup for 2020 and welcomes Luke Combs and Darius Rucker! The 2019 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year nominee Luke Combs has become one of the fastest rising acts in country music. The multi-platinum, No. 1 Country singersongwriter, Combs stormed onto the music landscape as one of Country’s brightest stars with the release of his critically-acclaimed, double Platinum, No. 1 debut album, This One’s For You. Since its release, the album has spent a total of 27 non-consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, including 16 weeks in 2018—the most of any album in a calendar year. The first five singles—3x platinum “Hurricane,” 3x platinum “When It Rains It Pours,” platinum “One Number Away,” platinum “She Got The Best of Me” and 2x platinum “Beautiful Crazy”—have all reached #1, making Combs the first artist ever to score five consecutive career-opening #1’s on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. His new album What You See Is What You Get is due out November 8th and features Top 10 hit “Even Though I’m Leaving.” Darius Rucker first attained multi-Platinum status in the music industry as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of GRAMMY award-winning Hootie & the Blowfish. Since re-introducing himself to the world as a country artist, he has released four consecutive albums to top the Billboard Country albums chart and earned a whole new legion of fans. In 2014, Rucker won his third career GRAMMY award for Best Solo Country Performance for his 4x Platinum selling cover of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” off his album, True Believers. Also joining the 2020 Winstock lineup is multi Grammy, CMT, CMA and ACM award winning country duo Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy, one of the most successful and flamboyant duos in country music history. 2018 ACM Best New Vocal Group Runaway June rounds out an outstanding Friday of country music. Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Brett Eldredge will be joining Combs on Saturday along with youngest living member of the Grand Ole Opry Chris Janson. Legendary country band Shenandoah and Phil Vassar, who is celebrating 20 years of charttopping hits, will be appearing on the T-Mobile Stage. The Winstock “West Stage” will play host to Drew Baldridge and Drew Parker. More artists will be added to the festival lineup. About Winstock: THE ULTIMATE SUMMER GET-TOGETHER! Winstock will take place at the Winstock Festival grounds in Winsted, MN on June 12-13, 2020. Celebrating their 27th year, Winstock is one of the premier country music festivals. Winsted is located 45 miles west of the Twin Cities. A volunteer driven festival, 100% of net proceeds go towards youth education at the Holy Trinity School. Winstock Reserved Seats, General Admission tickets and Camping are on-sale now by calling 320-485-4287 or online at FRIDAY, JUNE 12TH SATURDAY,JUNE 13TH

Dassel American Legion retires flags

DASSEL, MN – Members of the Dassel American Legion held a solemn ceremony to retire American flags Thursday evening.  More photos from the event may be seen in next week’s edition – Friday, Oct. 11 -– of Enterprise-Dispatch.


Red Rooster Days photo gallery is online

DASSEL, MN – CLICK HERE to see photos from Dassel’s 2019 Red Rooster Days celebration.

Meeker County sheriff lifts no wake restrictions

MEEKER COUNTY– Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze has removed the no wake restrictions for Lake Minnie Belle, Lake Erie, Lake Jennie and Belle Lake. Lakes will continue to be monitored to determine the need for additional advisories.  Sheriff Cruze urges caution and reminds boaters to be mindful as water levels remain high on many lakes in the Meeker County area.