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PHOTO GALLERY – Dassel area residents show off green thumbs at flower show

DASSEL – Area residents and flower fans gathered at the Dassel History Center Thursday to view artistic floral and plant arrangements at the Dassel Area Historical Society’s annual flower show.

The theme of the show was “Vases & Vessels; Bouquets and Botanicals.”  Both horticultural specimens and arrangements were judged.

Click the link below to see the beautiful arrangements, and other sights from the show:

https://photos.dasselcokato.com/Community-Events/2018-Dassel-Historical-Society-Flower-Show

Watch for more information in the Friday, Aug. 3 edition of Enterprise Dispatch.

Highway 12 lane closure to start July 24

COKATO, HOWARD LAKE, MN – Motorists who travel Highway 12 between Cokato and Howard Lake will encounter daytime delays, including during rush hours, while segments of the road are reduced to a single lane beginning Tuesday, July 24.

The lane closures will occur from sunrise to sunset, up to seven days per week, while crews resurface the road. Flaggers and a pilot car will allow one-way, alternating traffic through work zones on the two-lane segment of Highway 12 located in Cokato.

Delays of up to 15 minutes are expected during peak travel times. Motorists should plan their travel, and consider alternate routes or staggering their typical travel times. Motorists approaching the daily work zones should slow down, be prepared to stop, and move over to give crews room to work safely.

All lanes of Highway 12 will open by mid-August.

When complete, the project will provide a smoother ride along five miles of Highway 12 between Seventh Street E in Cokato and 13th Avenue in Howard Lake, extend the life of the road, upgrade guardrail and restripe a short segment of Highway 12 east of downtown Cokato.

For information on state road projects in Wright County, follow MnDOT District 3 on Twitter @MnDOTCentral and visit www.mndot.gov/d3/cokato.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

Highway 12 Cokato to Howard Lake lanes close as resurfacing begins July 16

ST CLOUD – Motorists who travel Highway 12 between Cokato and Howard Lake will encounter daytime delays, including during rush hours, while segments of the road are reduced to a single lane beginning Monday, July 16.

The lane closures will occur from sunrise to sunset, up to seven days per week, while crews resurface the road. Flaggers and a pilot car will allow one-way, alternating traffic through work zones on the two-lane segment of Highway 12 located in Cokato.

Delays of up to 15 minutes are expected during peak travel times. Motorists should plan their travel, and consider alternate routes or staggering their typical travel times. Motorists approaching the daily work zones should slow down, be prepared to stop, and move over to give crews room to work safely.

All lanes of Highway 12 will open by Aug. 10.

When complete, the project will provide a smoother ride along five miles of Highway 12 between Seventh Street E in Cokato and 13th Avenue in Howard Lake, extend the life of the road, upgrade guardrail and restripe a short segment of Highway 12 east of downtown Cokato.

For information on state road projects in Wright County, follow MnDOT District 3 on Twitter @MnDOTCentral and visit www.mndot.gov/d3.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

DASSEL – Sunrise Diner closed Saturday

Co-owner John Dietering of Dassel’s Sunrise Diner reported Monday morning that the business closed the doors to the diner permanently.

Diertering expressed gratitude to the citizens of Dassel for their constant support.  “The people of Dassel were very good to us.  They gave us business,” he said.  “And they tipped more than they should have.”

When Dietering put up several signs near the highway pointing to the diner, he said MnDot quickly removed them.

“There just isn’t enough volume,” Dietering said.  And while he and his co-owners may sell or lease the business, he isn’t entirely certain what will come next.  He has owned eight or nine businesses throughout his life.

“You win some, you lose some,” he said.

 

 

Woman hurt in Kingston Twp. crash

MEEKER COUNTY, MN – A woman was hurt in a one-vehicle crash in Kingston Township Monday afternoon, according to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.

Sharon Otremba, 66, of Buffalo was traveling east on County State Aid Highway 21 shortly before 3:30 p.m. when she veered off the road to avoid an oncoming truck.

She was transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to Buffalo Hospital for minor injuries, the sheriff’s office reported. The sheriff’s office was assisted by Gold Cross Ambulance and the Dassel Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.

Teen hurt in Meeker County ATV accident

MEEKER COUNTY, MN – A teenager was injured in an ATV accident in Meeker County June 3, according to a press release from the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver of the ATV was identified as Malcolm Ludwig, 15, of Grove City. According to the press release, Ludwig was thrown off the ATV after hitting a driveway approach. He had been wearing a helmet. The accident occurred at the 54000 block of 343rd Street, in Union Grove Township.

Ludwig was flown to St. Cloud Hospital by Life Link helicopter. Also responding at the scene were Gold Cross Ambulance, Grove City Rescue, and the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.