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Dassel-Cokato parent creates statewide buzz with #LetThemPlayMN movement

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A year ago, Dassel-Cokato High School captured the attention of the state with its impressive football season. This year, Dassel-Cokato is in the news again, but for an entirely different reason.

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Cokato City Council keeps 2021 levy at 2020 levels

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Interim City Administrator Brad Potter recommended keeping the levy at the same level for 2021 as 2020 at Monday night’s Cokato City Council meeting.

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Dassel area 911 outage due to fiber cut Sept. 15 – UPDATE: SERVICE RESTORED

DASSEL. MN – There is currently (Sept. 15) a disruption with 911 service in the Dassel area, according to a release from the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office. Lumen (Century Link) has confirmed a fiber cut between Dassel and Cokato which is affecting 911 calls. Customers in the Dassel area may not be able to dial 911 in an emergency. The estimated repair time is unknown at this time. Cell phones are able to reach 911. In case of an emergency, and unable to reach 911, residents are advised to call the sheriff’s office dispatch at 320 693 5400. Those who are unable to reach dispatch are advised go to the nearest hospital or sheriff’s office.

UPDATE: The 911 service in the Dassel area has been restored and is working properly again.

Sydney Nelson and Jennah Keith named 2020-2021 Dassel Ambassadors

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It would have been a beautiful weekend to celebrate Dassel Red Rooster Days unfortunately it was canceled like so many other town events this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. One event that was not canceled was the coronation of the next Dassel Ambassadors Saturday. The Dassel Ambassador committee also hosted a scaled down version of its Grande Day Parade.

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A life-changing victory Koivisto wins Northern Ireland Open to move into top-500 in the world

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BALLYMENA, NORTHERN IRELAND – Tyler Koivisto was a last-minute addition to the Northern Ireland Open, the crown jewel in golf’s European Challenge Tour.

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Personal injury accident reported in Darwin Township

Darwin Township–On September 7, 2020 at 7:22 A.M., the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a personal injury accident in the 22000 block of County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 14 in Darwin Township. Meeker County Deputies, Litchfield Rescue, and Mayo Ambulance responded to the scene. Deputies learned a vehicle driven by Kathleen Schenk, 27, of Litchfield, left the roadway and crashed. The initial investigation revealed Schenk fell asleep while driving. Schenk crossed the center line, left the roadway, and struck a vehicle parked off the roadway before colliding with a tree. Schenk was transported to Meeker Memorial Hospital by Mayo Ambulance and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.