Museum Staff "The Blizzard of 1988." In The Midst Of, Cokato Historical Society (December, 2021) vol. 41 no. 3.
On Tuesday, January 12, 1988, the cities of Dassel and Cokato were hit by a blizzard that caused icy roads and whiteouts. According to reporter Karen Humphrey of the Cokato Enterprise, “one windblown stretch of Highway 12 caused 20 vehicles, including two semi-trucks, to land in the ditch...” News of the blizzard received national attention via CBS radio.
Museum Staff, "Cardinals Charge Up," In The Midst Of, Cokato Historical Society (November, 2019) vol. 39 no. 4.
Dassel-Cokato School building ground breaking, 1971.
The union of the Dassel and Cokato High schools was made possible through the foresight of school administrators and both communities, who realized the financial and educational benefits of combining forces. Once the consolidation occurred in 1969, Dassel and Cokato students had three years at their individual high schools before joining forces--each waiting for the completion of the new building, school name, and mascot.
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In the early 1970s, Highway 12 gained another commercial building, 525 Cokato Street West. Since opening its doors on Monday, February 22, 1971, the building has housed four different businesses throughout its existence, each a part of the food industry. These include the Norseman Restaurant, Daniel's Family Restaurant, The Red Goat Bar and Grill, and The Bait & Hook.
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