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Having a ‘sweet’ time at Dairy Berry Day, 2018

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PHOTO GALLERY – There was a “sweet” turn out for Dassel’s Dairy Berry Day June 21. Check out some of the highlights by clicking here. Select images will appear in the June 29 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch.

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Cokato siblings compete in bluegrass contest in Branson

COKATO, MN – Four siblings from The Mahlstedt Family band in Cokato were finalists in a recent bluegrass band contest in Branson, MO.

“This is the first contest we’ve done like this,” said 20-year-old Isaiah.

Isaiah is one of nine children in the family of Dean and Lorna Mahlstedt of Cokato. Isaiah is a guitar player, while his brother Jacob, 18, is a mandolin and fiddle player. Their younger brother, Caleb, plays Dobro (a type of acoustic guitar), and their sister, Hannah, 14, plays banjo and fiddle. All four of them are skilled vocalists, as well.

The Mahlstedt Family has been performing old and new bluegrass and gospel renditions for about 10 years.

Read the full story in the June 15 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print and online version.

Four of the Mahlstedt siblings – Jacob, 18; Caleb, 16; Isaiah, 20; and Hannah, 14 – participated in the 17th annual KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest in Branson, MO May 26.

Four of the Mahlstedt siblings – Jacob, 18; Caleb, 16; Isaiah, 20; and Hannah, 14 – participated in the 17th annual KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest in Branson, MO May 26.

 

Darwin Tavern to be featured on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ show

DARWIN, MN – The Darwin Tavern will be featured on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” show Thursday, June 21 at 10:35 p.m., after the local news.

The webcam interview will mainly be about the tailpipe and how it is displayed in the bar.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” is a late-night talk show broadcast on ABC. Click here for more information about “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

PHOTO GALLERY: Wright Carver Breakfast on the Farm

WRIGHT, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – Click here to see photos from the 10th annual Breakfast on the Farm, which took place June 16 at Poppler Dairy in Waverly.

In previous years, Breakfast on the Farm always took place in Wright County. Now, organizers plan to switch locations between Carver and Wright counties. The new name for the event is Wright Carver Breakfast on the Farm.

This was the first time the event was hosted by Harlan and Jennifer Poppler, along with their children – Brett, Halli, Dani, and Shayne. The Popplers operate the farm with Jennifer’s parents, Roy and Danita Marschall. They milk 300 Holsteins, employing milkers and other help throughout the year.

Select photos will be published in the Friday, June 22 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch.

Names of Corn Carnival volunteers sought

COKATO, MN – Do you know someone who has contributed to the success of the Cokato Corn Carnival the past few decades?

The Cokato Corn Carnival committee is seeking names of people who have served for 45 years or more in the corn stand, information booth, or bingo stand, and have not previously received a service award from the committee.

“This special recognition is taking place because we feel we may have missed some people who we need to recognize and thank,” noted Dorene Erickson, Cokato Corn Carnival chair. “We have no past records to check on these important people, and we’re hoping this is a good way to find them and thank them.”

Volunteers will be recognized during this year’s Cokato Corn Carnival coronation ceremony.

Read the full story in the June 8 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print and online edition.

Old house in Cokato provides fire training

COKATO, MN – Firefighters from Cokato, Dassel, and Howard Lake had an opportunity to practice their skills at a controlled burn on the south edge of Cokato June 2.

The controlled burn took place at 820 Johnson Ave. S. in Cokato, the former home of Elmer and Helen Larson. The building was constructed in the 1890s, and had been vacant since 2005.

Training burn in Cokato

Training burn in Cokato