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Wright County seeking election judges

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Attention Wright County residents – election judges are needed to help administer elections in Wright County. Election judges are temporary, paid employees trained to handle all aspects of voting at the polling place on election day. Being an election judge provides an opportunity to learn more about the election process and to serve the Wright County community.


To serve as an election judge, one must:

Be eligible to vote in Minnesota and be able to read, write, and speak English.

Complete Election Judge training course(s)

Be appointed by the city or township in which you will serve

Students 16 & 17 years-old can be Election Judge Trainees

Upcoming Elections available to serve at:

  • March 3, 2020 – Presidential Nominating Primary (PNP) election
  • March 10, 2020 – March township elections
  • August 11, 2020 – State Primary election
  • November 3, 2020 – State General election

Those interested in serving as an election judges must complete the election judge interest form on the Wright County website.


UPDATED: Four injured in crash near Cokato Wednesday

COKATO, MN – Four people were taken to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries Wednesday following a two-vehicle crash near Cokato, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The State Patrol reported the crash happened Wednesday just after 5:30 p.m. Cokato and Howard Lake fire departments and the Wright County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene.

CORRECTED COPY Dec. 2, 2019: A 2002 Chevrolet Blazer driven by an unnamed 16-year-old female and carrying two passengers was westbound on Hwy. 12 when it veered into the eastbound lanes, striking a 2014 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Leah Kotila, 36, of Cokato, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

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Collinwood Twp. meeting location

The Monday, Nov. 18 meeting of Collinwood Township will take place at the home of David Prieve at 7 p.m.

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office responds to crash in Dassel Nov. 16

DASSEL, MN – The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a personal injury accident at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and 4th Street in Dassel Nov. 16 at 12:31 p.m.. Meeker County Deputies, Dassel Fire and Rescue, and Mayo Ambulance responded to the scene. Deputies learned a vehicle driven by Marcy Kearns, 50, of Dassel, went through a stop sign on Atlantic Avenue, and collided with a vehicle driven by Erin Tollefsrud, 34, of Atwater, according to a release from Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze. Tollefsrud received minor injuries and was treated at the scene by Mayo Ambulance. No other injuries were reported.

Dassel Area Historical Society schedules event to gather input Nov. 26

DASSEL, MN – The Dassel Area Historical Society will host a lunch and discussion at the History Center Tuesday, Nov. 26 at noon.

We’d like to hear your thoughts about how well we are telling the stories in the museum through exhibits, programs and publications,” stated Carolyn Holje, museum director.

The meeting will be facilitated by historian Daniel Hoisington.

At the end of the program, participants will be encouraged to walk through the exhibits to share thoughts, suggestions, and recommendations about how to improve the center’s interpretation.

Because lunch will be served, RSVPs  are required by Thursday, Nov. 21. by calling 320.275.3077, or emailing

Anyone may attend the meeting, but only those who RSVP will be provided with lunch.