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Hidden In Plain View Oct. 16

Hidden in Plain View at Dassel History Center

Photographer and public storyteller, Doug Ohman will be at the Dassel History Center and Ergot Museum. 901 First St. N, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m. “Hidden in Plain View” a program about the cemeteries of Minnesota will be presented.

Ohman photographs cemeteries and uncovers stories of the forgotten. Learn where the only Revolutionary War soldier to die in Minnesota is buried. Learn the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard and more.

“Hidden in Plain View” is sponsored by the Steelesville Cemetery Association and the Dassel Area Historical Society.  Refreshments will be served.

There is no admission charge.



National Farmer’s Market Week

The 2016 National Farmer’s Market Week has been declared for August 7-13th. Each year, Minnesota Grown works hard to promote shopping local and purchasing Fresh From Your Neighbor by celebrating National Farmer’s Market Week. Help promote the local Dassel Farmers Market by shopping local in Bandstand Park every Friday from 2:30-5:30PM.


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2017 Pet Licenses

2017 pet licenses are now available at City Hall.  The cost of the license is $5.00 if the animal has been spayed or neutered and $10.00 if not, you will need to provide a current vaccination record to get a license.   Meeker County has increased the fee for having an animal impounded to $50.00 with an additional $5.00 per day the animal is impounded.

2014 Utility Bill Changes

There will be two changes to the water/sewer billing starting with the February utility billing (January usage). The first change is that the sewer usage will no longer be locked in at December usage for residential accounts. This means that the gallons of water used will also be the amount of gallons charged for sewer usage. For those residents that use more water in the summer months for watering lawns, filling pools, etc. the city is looking into options for 2nd meters or “sprinkling” meters that would only charge for water usage and not sewer. The second change will be in how the sewer charge is calculated. The first 1000 gallons of sewer usage will no longer be deducted before calculating sewer charges. As always, if you have any questions regarding your utility bill please call city hall at (320) 275-2454 or you can email

National Night Out -Tuesday August 6th

Dassel residents are invited to attend the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office National Night Out event on Tuesday August 2nd, 2016. It will be located at the Dassel Fire Hall from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.  If you are interested in having a city official attend your community block party please contact City Hall 320-275-2454.

Dassel Volunteer Fire Department Accepting Applications

The Dassel Volunteer Fire Department is looking to add some new members to the department. If you are interested applications are available at City Hall or online by clicking here. All questions can be directed to the Fire Hall at (320) 275-3260.