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Cokato schedules special meeting regarding infrastructure project

COKATO, MN – The Cokato City Council will conduct a special meeting Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at Cokato City Hall, 255 Broadway Ave. S., to discuss the bonding options and rate study for the City Center infrastructure project.

Cokato woman injured in three-car crash on Highway 12

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, MN – Two teenagers from Buffalo were injured Monday evening after being involved in a crash on Highway 12.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, at 8:23 p.m. Jan. 21, a 2006 Chevy Impala driven by Camaron Isaacs-Olson, 17, was eastbound and turning left with a flashing yellow light when it was struck by a westbound 2013 Dodge Caravan driven by Jennah Verhey, 44, of Cokato.

The vehicles spun and struck a 2007 Toyota Camry, driven by Lanita Farstad, 79, of Waverly, which was sitting at the light on Highway 25.

Isaacs-Olson suffered noncritical injuries and was transported to Allina Hospital in Buffalo, as was his 15-year-old passenger, Elle Kirkendall.

Neither Verhey nor Farstad were injured.

Road conditions were wet at the time of the crash.

All involved were wearing seat belts and alcohol was not a factor in the crash, according to the State Patrol.

Dassel City Council to conduct another closed meeting to consider allegations

DASSEL, MN – Dassel City Council will conduct a special city council meeting in the council chambers, Dassel City Hall at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21.

This meeting continues the preliminary consideration of allegations or charges against an
individual subject to its authority initially commenced in a previous closed meeting on December
30, 2019. The meeting will be closed pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 13D, Subd. 2 (b) that requires a public
meeting be closed for preliminary consideration of allegations or charges against an individual
subject to its authority.

DC Schools closing early Friday, Jan. 17

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – Due to the forecasted winter storm, Dassel Cokato Public Schools will close early Friday, Jan. 17.

High school and middle school students will be dismissed at 10:45. Elementary students will be released at 10:55 p.m.

There will be no ECFE or preschool classes.

Lunch will NOT be served.

All after school and evening activities are postponed or canceled.

VIDEO – Processional for Howard Lake Fire Chief Taddy Drusch arriving in Cokato Tuesday

COKATO – The processional carrying the body of Howard Lake Fire Chief Taddy Drusch arrived in Cokato Tuesday afternoon.

There will be a memorial service for Drusch Friday,  Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School, 8700 County Road 6 SW, Howard Lake.
Visitation will take place Thursday, Jan. 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 1000 7th Avenue, Howard Lake, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.; continuing Friday at the school, one hour prior to the service.

Video submitted by Rick Sorensen.

Cokato Historical Society to host 20th Annual Open House

COKATO, MN – Ring in the New Year with the Cokato Historical Society by attending the 20th Annual New Year’s Open House on Sunday, January 5, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Centennial Room of the library/museum building. The event is FREE and open to the public!

Everyone is welcome to drop in and enjoy a demonstration of the Finnish New Year custom of “melting tin,” and discover what the upcoming year will bring.