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PHOTO GALLERY: DC Memorial Day, 2018

PHOTO GALLERY – The American Legion Posts of Dassel and Cokato hosted Memorial Day programs in each of their respective towns May 28. Click the link below to see highlights from the events. Select images will appear in the June 1 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch.

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Teen faces potential charges after boating accident in Dassel Township

DASSEL TOWNSHIP, MN – Two juveniles were hurt in a boating accident on Big Swan Lake in Dassel Township Saturday, according to a press release from the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office received the 911 call just before 1 p.m. May 26. Initial investigation showed that a 13-year-old had been operating a boat and pulling people on a tube.

Authorities discovered that the propeller of the boat caused lacerations to two victims. One victim, Alexander Pazahanick, 13, of Bloomington, was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center with critical but stable injuries. A second juvenile, Ethan Favour, 16, of St. Louis Park, was transported to Meeker Memorial Hospital by private vehicle.

Driver inexperience was cited as a major factor in the accident, and the 13-year-old driver faces potential charges, according to the sheriff’s office. The boat owner, Jeffrey Pazahanick, 41, of Bloomington, was issued a citation for allowing illegal operation of a watercraft.

The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Dassel Fire and Rescue, Gold Cross Ambulance, and Life Link III Helicopter.

Memorial Day events scheduled

WRIGHT, MEEKER COUNTIES, MN –  Dassel, Cokato, Kingston, and Darwin have organized Memorial Day programs to honor those who gave up everything while preserving America’s freedom.

Look for the schedules in the Friday, May 25 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch.

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DC art teacher opens studio in Howard Lake

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – How does a Chicago native, who attended college in Iowa, and taught in Philadelphia, end up teaching pottery classes to students at Dassel-Cokato High School?

That’s an easy question for Katie Teesdale, who currently teaches pottery at Dassel-Cokato Schools, and is opening her own studio in Howard Lake.

She likes it here. She likes it a lot.

Read the story about her new shop in Howard Lake in the May 18 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print and online version.

Katie Teesdale set up a booth showcasing her pottery for the Howard Lake Expo earlier this year.

Katie Teesdale set up a booth showcasing her pottery for the Howard Lake Expo earlier this year.

Dassel man hurt in crash with semi

MEEKER COUNTY, MN – One person was injured in a crash in Meeker County just after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Travis Cody Geesey, 23 of Dassel had been driving a 1998 Oldsmobile 88 north on Highway 22 near Pleasure Drive in Litchfield when his vehicle crossed the centerline and struck a 2015 Mack tractor truck that was traveling south.

Geesey was transported to Meeker Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to the state patrol.

The driver of the semi truck, Jeremiah Evan Andreoff, 40, of Cosmos, was not injured.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash. Both drivers had been wearing seat belts, and the airbag was deployed in the Oldsmobile.

DC schools accepting Fine Arts Hall of Fame nominations

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – It’s safe to say that the Dassel-Cokato fine arts community does not hide its talents under a basket. From instrumentals to theatricals to ceramics, DC has its share of artists, and the school district has come up with a new way of recognizing some of its extraordinary artists: the DC Fine Arts Hall of Fame.

The purpose “is to give [biennial] recognition to those individuals who have exemplified the DC fine arts programs, either while attending, teaching, or volunteering for the DC School District,” according to Fine Arts Hall of Fame Committee member Deb Moen.

These can include contributions to music, theater, or visual arts.

Nominations are due in the DC activities office Friday, June 1.

Click here to access the DC Fine Arts Hall of Fame nominations form.

Read more about this recognition in the May 18 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print and online edition.