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Local highways to be closed Aug. 20-23

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – The following highway closures will take place Monday, Aug. 20 through Thursday, Aug. 23  in the local area.

Beginning Monday, Aug. 20, shortly after 7 a.m., 5,300 feet of road on CSAH 31 south of Cokato and west of CSAH 3 will be closed for a cattle pass removal.  A detour will not be posted; alternate routes are advised.  The closure will end about 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, weather permitting.

In addition, approximately 2,050 feet north of CSAH 44 and 20 feet north of Division Street on County Road 120 will be closed  for replacement of culverts. The closure will begin shortly after 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23; and end about 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, weather permitting. A detour will not be posted; drivers are asked to use alternate routes.

Questions or comments regarding these projects can be directed to Wright County Highway Department Maintenance Superintendent Steve Meyer at, or 763-682-7374. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Updates to the contract can be found at

Filing period for local offices starts Tuesday, Aug. 31

ST. PAUL, MN – The filing period for candidates for local offices for which no primary will be held starts Tuesday, July 31 and closes Tuesday, Aug. 14.

PHOTO GALLERY – Dassel area residents show off green thumbs at flower show

DASSEL – Area residents and flower fans gathered at the Dassel History Center Thursday to view artistic floral and plant arrangements at the Dassel Area Historical Society’s annual flower show.

The theme of the show was “Vases & Vessels; Bouquets and Botanicals.”  Both horticultural specimens and arrangements were judged.

Click the link below to see the beautiful arrangements, and other sights from the show:

Watch for more information in the Friday, Aug. 3 edition of Enterprise Dispatch.

Papers late July 27 due to a mechanical breakdown

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – Due to a delivery vehicle breakdown, papers in parts of the Enterprise Dispatch circulation area will reach post offices late, which may result in delays for papers getting to some subscribers.

Teen hurt in Meeker County crash

MEEKER COUNTY, MN – One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash in Danielson Township Tuesday evening, according to a press release from the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office reported that Thomas Huisman, 29, of rural Atwater, was driving a 2003 Ford F350 east on 210th Street at about 6:53 p.m. when he struck a 2000 Chevy Cavalier that was traveling north on 545th Avenue.

The driver of the Cavalier, 17-year-old Justin Voss of Grove City, was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) by Life Link III helicopter with non-life threatening injuries, the report noted.

Huisman was not injured. Gold Cross Ambulance and Grove City Rescue assisted on scene.

Inline skater hit by car

COKATO, MN – A female pedestrian, age 12, was struck by an oncoming vehicle as she was inline skating in Cokato July 23, according to the incident report.

The event occurred around 8:17 p.m. at the intersection of US Highway 12 and Sunset Ave NW. The vehicle, a 2018 Kia Sportage, was traveling westbound and was driven by Dassel resident Anne Kivisto, 45. Kivisto’s 14-year-old was with her at the time of the accident.

The pedestrian was transported to the Hutchinson Health Clinic for non-life threatening injuries. Neither Kivisto was injured in the incident.