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Photo gallery from the April snowstorm

DASSEL AND COKATO, MN – We have compiled a photo gallery of photos from the record-breaking April snowstorm. CLICK HERE to see the photos. See the April 20 issue of the Enterprise Dispatch for coverage of how the storm affected local communities.

Dassel man pleads guilty to three charges

DASSEL, MN – Shane Colberg of Dassel appeared in Meeker County District Court April 11, pleading guilty to three charges.

One was related to an investigation by the Woodbury Police Department from earlier in 2017, and two were from his arrest last fall.

Meeker County Attorney Brandi Schiefelbein confirmed that Colberg pled guilty to engaging in prostitution with an individual 18 years of age or older,  a misdemeanor; disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor; and fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, a gross misdemeanor. His sentencing is set for Friday, May 25.

Colberg is a former Dassel-Cokato School Board member and owner of Charger Chiropractic in Dassel.

He was arrested Sept. 20 and made his first court appearance Sept. 21. The original charges included two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In the prostitution case, the complaint stated that from about Jan. 14 to April 30, 2017, Colberg hired a person to engage in sexual conduct.

Shane Colberg

Shane Colberg

No Lines Improv performs in Cokato April 20

COKATO, MN – Sometimes the funniest moments in life are the ones that go unscripted.

That’s what the comedy group, No Lines Improv, will hope to demonstrate during its show, “Get Hooked,” which will take place in the lower level of the Bait & Hook Seafood Bar in Cokato Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m. Admission is free, though a $2 to $3 free-will donation is suggested to help cover nominal charges.

The show is rated PG-13, and is expected to be an hour long.

Food and drinks will be available.

No Lines Improv is a comedy group based out of Hutchinson whose show is similar to “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Instead of competing against each other, however, the group performs a series of games heavily determined by suggestions from the audience.

In the game, “Five Things,” for instance, one of the No Lines members leaves the room while audience members determine what activity, object, location, person, etc. (totaling five) the absent No Lines member will have to guess. Another No Lines member will be the one giving the hints, using only actions and speaking gibberish.

During last week’s rehearsal, the answers were ice skating, jousting, a Rice Krispie bar, space, and Elton John.

“The more the audience participates, the funnier the show will be,” stated Jody Runke of Hutchinson.

Read the full story in the April 13 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print and online version.

During their rehearsal of “Five Things,” Brian Baumann (front) had to guess what Tom Nelson was acting out, which produced a lot of laughs from the other No Lines members.

During their rehearsal of “Five Things,” Brian Baumann (front) had to guess what Tom Nelson was acting out, which produced a lot of laughs from the other No Lines members.

Museum director recognized for 25 years of service

COKATO, MN – In acknowledgement for his 25 years of dedicated service to the Cokato community, Cokato Museum Director Mike Worcester was presented with a certificate of recognition at the Cokato City Council meeting Monday night.

“I appreciate the opportunity I’ve had here, and I thoroughly enjoy it,” Worcester stated.

“We’re lucky to have you,” responded the council.

Read the full coverage of the Cokato City Council’s April meeting in the April 13 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print and online version.

Cokato Museum Director Mike Worcester (left, pictured with Cokato Mayor Gordy Erickson) was recognized for his 25 years of service to the Cokato community April 9.

Cokato Museum Director Mike Worcester (left, pictured with Cokato Mayor Gordy Erickson) was recognized for his 25 years of service to the Cokato community April 9.

DC Schools delayed two hours Monday, April 16

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – several area schools will delay start times Monday, April 16 in the wake of the weekend storm. As of 8:50 Sunday, they include:

Dassel-Cokato School District – delayed two hours.

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District – delayed two hours, no a.m. preschool.

Lester Prairie School District – delayed two hours. No a.m. preschool. Child care open.

Mayer Lutheran High School – delayed two hours.

Storm photos wanted

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – A late season storm dumped record levels of snow across the area over the weekend. Do you have photos you’d like to share showing the results of the storm in your community? Send them to news@dasselcokato.com, or use the “submit news” button on the upper right corner of our home page. Please include when and where the photos were taken.