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Carlton Lee. "It Was The Night The Bank Burned." Cokato's First Century (Cokato Historical Society, 1979) p. 35.
"I hear a fire siren!" A Cokato fireman was sitting down to a Christmas Eve supper in 1935. It was a blustery night. A snow-clad gale howled out of the northwest. As the night wore on the temperature was to drop to ten degrees below zero. Fire had started in the basement of the Community Drug Store, located next door to the First National Bank building, facing Third Street. George Butcher, who operated a restaurant south of the bank corner, facing Broadway, heard sounds of explosions. Through a window he saw smoke pouring from a basement window of the drug store. He phoned in the fire call.
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.
Article by Cokato Museum Staff
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.