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Levandowski Pottery to give talk April 19

DASSEL, MN – Dassel artists Aron and Jena Levandowski will be at an artist reception in Granite Falls Thursday, April 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. They will give a talk at 7 p.m.

Their work is on display at the Granite Area Arts Council gallery (807 Prentice St. in Granite Falls) through Tuesday, May 15.

“This is the first time our pottery has gone into a gallery for the public to view,” Jena noted. “The exhibit is called Seasons in Clay.”

To learn more, go to www.graniteareaarts.org.

Levandowski Pottery

Levandowski Pottery

Dates/times for Dassel-Cokato High School’s spring play

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – There will be two shows for the Dassel-Cokato High School spring play, “Danny.”

They will take place at the Performing Arts Center as follows:

• Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m.

• Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m.

There will not be an evening show on Sunday. An evening show time was printed in the April 13 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch, but this is incorrect.

Admission tickets are available at the Dassel-Cokato High School activities office.

Dassel-Cokato High School freshman Isaac Sombke (center) plays Danny.

Dassel-Cokato High School freshman Isaac Sombke plays Danny.

 

United States Air Force Band Concert slated for Saturday evening at the PAC has been cancelled

Colleen Compton, Executive Director of the Dassel-Cokato Arts Association, regrets to inform the public that the concert featuring the United States Air Force Mid-America Concert Band planned for the evening of Saturday, April 14 at the PAC, has been cancelled due to the weather forecast.

Unfortunately, the event cannot be rescheduled.

DC’s spring play will be April 21-22

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – When you hear music, do you also see it, feel it, or smell it?

Dassel-Cokato High School’s spring play, “Danny,” explores the idea that through music, everything is connected.

The play centers on 12-year-old Danny, played by freshman Isaac Sombke. Danny has a neurological condition called synesthesia, which allows him to see music as colors. Danny’s vivid imagination leads him to believe that the colors are human souls.

Read the full story in the April 13 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print or online version.

Dassel-Cokato High School freshman Isaac Sombke (center) plays Danny.

Dassel-Cokato High School freshman Isaac Sombke (center) plays Danny.

Longtime Cokato public works employee retires

Mark Hendrickson of rural Cokato retired from the Cokato Public Works department Feb. 28.

Mark Hendrickson of rural Cokato retired from the Cokato Public Works department Feb. 28.

COKATO, MN – After 22 years with the City of Cokato’s public works department, Mark Hendrickson is now enjoying retirement.

“I turned 66 in February,” he said, adding that his birthday seemed like the right time for a change.

Hendrickson recently took some time to reflect on his career. When asked about his favorite part of public works, he didn’t hesitate.

“Working with the public,” he said. “In a small town, you get to know everyone. There are a few bad apples, but the majority of the people are good.”

Read the full story in the April 6 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print and online version.

Hwy. 12 project will improve safety in Cokato

COKATO, MN – Construction season in 2020 will bring safety improvements to Highway 12 in Cokato.

Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) hosted an open house at the Cokato Public Library March 28 to present design plans to the community and answer questions.

MnDOT already had a resurfacing project scheduled for 2020, and last summer met with Cokato city staff to discuss the condition of the road.

Two additional safety issues were brought up: pedestrian crossings at intersections, and the difficulty semi trucks have in making wide turns at Highway 12 and Broadway (County Road 3). The current construction plan will address both of these concerns.

Read the full story in the April 6 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print and online edition.

Improvements at the intersection of Highway 12 and County Road 3 (Broadway Ave.) in Cokato will help large trucks make the turns easier, and the crossing safer for pedestrians.

Improvements at the intersection of Highway 12 and County Road 3 (Broadway Ave.) in Cokato will help large trucks make the turns easier, and the crossing safer for pedestrians.