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PHOTO GALLERY: Dazzle in Dassel, 2018

PHOTO GALLERY, DASSEL, MN – Things were “dazzling” in Dassel Dec. 14. Click here to see highlights from the 2018 Dazzle in Dassel event. Select images will appear in the Dec. 21 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch.


Dazzle in Dassel 2018

Dazzle in Dassel 2018



DC grad self-publishes second book

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – Lindsey (Grangroth) Haataja, a 2014 graduate of Dassel-Cokato High School, recently wrote and self-published a picture book called “Oliver’s Meadow.”

The book tells a story of innocence, beauty, and loss through the eyes of children as they wander through nature.

“I was inspired by the simplicity of my own children as they are in constant awe of nature while outside,” Haataja noted. “I also wrote it in memory of my little nephew who passed away shortly after he was born.”

This is Haataja’s second children’s book. Her first, “Grandpa’s Farm,” is based on her son, Gil, who adores visiting his grandparents’ country property in rural Wolf Lake, near Park Rapids.

Look for the full story in the Friday, Dec. 7 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch.

Dassel-Cokato students to be featured on the radio

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – Five students from Dassel-Cokato School District were recently interviewed by KRWC AM 1360, a radio station in Buffalo.

The interviews will air the week of Dec. 10-14 at 6:50 a.m. and 4:25 p.m.

• Abigail Stertz – Monday, Dec. 10

• Camryn Sullivan – Tuesday, Dec. 11

• Megan Aho – Wednesday, Dec. 12

• Kaden Schmidt – Thursday, Dec. 13

• Trinity Telecky – Friday, Dec. 14

Wright County Sheriff’s Office: Chase Swenson has returned home and is safe

COKATO, MN – The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in locating Chase Swenson, 30, of Cokato. Swenson last had contact with his family the afternoon of Monday, Dec. 3 in Cokato. He left on foot from the residence and is believed to be carrying two backpacks, a sleeping bag, and a homemade yellow/black plaid quilt with cancer ribbons on it. Swenson has spoken about wanting to go to Colorado for vacation and may be trying to travel there. He has health concerns and, because of the weather, authorities are concerned for his welfare. Swenson is described as 6’01”, 290 pounds, blue eyes, dark blond hair a beard and glasses. He has a one-inch scar on his right forearm. Swenson was last seen wearing brown welding pants, a black welding jacket with orange flames printed on it, winter boots, and glasses.
Anyone who thinks they may have seen Swenson or have information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Wright County Sheriff’s Office at 763-682-7600 or dial 911.

UPDATE: At 1:13 this afternoon,  the Wright County Sheriff’s Office missing person regarding Chase Swenson was cancelled. Swenson returned home and is safe. The sheriff’s office appreciates all who helped look for him.

Dr. Allen and Dr. Nissen to be honored at Hutchinson Health Dec. 11

SPONSORED POST — Two retiring physicians will be honored at Hutchinson Health at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. The public is welcome to join Hutchinson Health staff in the hospital foyer as the portraits of Dr. Jim Allen and Dr. Dean Nissen are added to Hutchinson Health’s gallery of celebrated physicians.

Dr. Allen practiced at Hutchinson Health full time for 25 years before transitioning to a part-time position at the end of 2014. His recent work has been with patients in Urgent Care and the Travel Clinic.

Dr. Nissen retired from full-time work June 1 after 33 years as a family practice physician at Hutchinson Health. Now, he occasionally sees patients in Urgent Care.

Free presentation about colon cancer screening Dec. 20

SPONSORED POST — The public is welcome to attend a free presentation about the importance of colon cancer screening at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 at Grace Lutheran Church, 430 5th Ave. SW in Hutchinson.

The informational session will be led by Dr. Mark Stuckey, a physician from Hutchinson Health.  Dr. Stuckey practices general family medical care, preventative medicine, endoscopic procedures, emergency medicine, and sports medicine.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colorectal (colon) cancer is the third most common cancer in men and in women. Of cancers that affect both men and women, Of cancers that affect both men and women, it is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.