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Wright County calls winter weather advisory for tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that includes Wright County for tonight into tomorrow morning (Tuesday, Jan. 25). Temperatures are going to drop significantly tonight, with air temperatures by sunrise Tuesday expected to be 15-20 degrees below zero, with wind chills between 30 to 40 below zero. Temperatures will struggle to get above zero all day Tuesday with even colder temps expected Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. If you are traveling, you are advised to have an emergency kit with warm clothes, and blankets and have your cell phone fully charged before your trip.

Hancock helps photos find their ways home

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Sherry Hancock, rural Cokato, has always had a thing for photographs. Initially she fed that interest by making books, calendars, and other personalized items with pictures.

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DC Board tables policy decision again due to medical emergency

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The Dassel-Cokato School Board meeting that took place Jan. 12 once again attracted a significant audience of approximately 100 people. The session ended abruptly, however, due to a medical emergency experienced by Board Chair Bill Aho.

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Cokato Legion donates flags to Cokato Fire

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When two kinds of hometown heroes work together, good things happen.
Such was the case Jan. 13 at the Cokato Fire Station, when members of the department, as well as American Legion members gathered.

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Dassel Rescue responds to CSAH 19 accident

The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received multiple 911 calls Jan. 19, at 9:57 p.m. of a motor vehicle injury accident on County State Aid Highway 19 at the intersection of 737th Avenue in North Kingston Township.  Meeker Deputies, Kimball Fire, Dassel Rescue, Watkins Ambulance, and Mayo Ambulance responded to the scene.

Deputies responded to find a vehicle that had left the roadway and crashed into a tree.  The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle was identified as Joanna Mackereth, 32, of Litchfield.  Mackereth received serious injuries as a result of the accident, and was transported to St. Cloud Hospital.  Deputies determined alcohol was a factor in the crash and the accident investigation remains ongoing.

 

Eastbound I-94 Closed Near CSAH 19 in Albertville

NOTE:  I-94 is open again as of 10:10 a.m.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced that eastbound I-94 is closed near CSAH 19 in Albertville.

At approximately 5 a.m. this morning, a truck hauling potatoes crashed and the potatoes spilled onto the roadway, almost immediately freezing to the road. MnDOT has brought in equipment to clear the potatoes off the road. No timetable has been given as to when the lanes of eastbound I-94 will reopen. All traffic with the exception of MnDOT and emergency vehicles are being detoured.