Tricounty News

Local woman does her best to spread message of animals in need

 w-Gina-Fox-RGBEver since Gina Lierman Fox was a young girl growing up in Nebraska, she has loved animals.

That love has only grown as Fox, who lives northeast of Kimball, has become older.

“I believe so strongly and feel so passionately about the fact that animals don’t have a voice, and we have an obligation to be that voice,” said Fox who works with the Tri-County Humane Society as well as being involved in animal rescue, especially German Shepherd Rescue (GSR).

“The abuse and the widespread mistreatment, and the fact that there is very little consequence, in most cases, for those that do abuse animals, is something that I find utterly disgusting,” said Fox who became involved in GSR about three years ago.

Fox has three German Shepherds of her own.



Auditions Scheduled for ‘Les Misérables’

Dassel-Cokato Community Theatre’s summer musical

Dassel-Cokato Community Theatre is posting an audition call for its summer musical production of “Les Misérables”. David Metcalf is the director for this production.

Cast auditions are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3, and 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 5, in the Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center. Participants are welcome to come to either audition day. 

Those auditioning should prepare a vocal-range song from this production. Copies can be picked up at the Dassel-Cokato Community Education office. An accompanist will be available. Those auditioning should also bring their summer conflict schedule (vacations, weddings, etc.)


Poppy Day Proclamation for May 10, 2014

WHEREAS, America is the land of freedom, preserved and protected willingly and freely by citizen soldiers;

WHEREAS, Millions who have answered the call to arms have died on the field of battle;

WHEREAS, A nation at peace must be reminded of the price of war and the debt owed to those who have died in war;

WHEREAS, The red poppy has been designated as a symbol of sacrifice of lives in all wars; and

WHEREAS, The American Legion Auxiliary has pledged to remind America annually of this debt through the distribution of the memorial flower;

THEREFORE, I, Tammy Konz, Mayor, of the City of Kimball, Minnesota in Stearns County, do hereby proclaim this day, May 10, 2014, as POPPY DAY and ask that all citizens pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom by wearing the W-Tammy-Signing-Pro.-for-Poppy-DayDSCF0564Memorial Poppy on this day.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the official seal of City of Kimball, Minnesota, this day of April 28, 2014.


Kimball’s mayor Tammy Konz signed the Poppy Day Proclamation Monday, April 28, to set May 10, 2014 as Poppy Day. Submitted photo.

May 4: Science Café at Dassel History Center

The second in a series of Science Cafés is scheduled at the Dassel History Center, at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4. The Café will continue the topic “What Is the World Made Of?” which was discussed at the first Café in February. These Cafés are friendly get-togethers to discuss a particular topic with a little something to eat and drink. A talk will be presented by the natural history advisor at the Center, Dr. Aaron Moen, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University. Questions and discussion will follow.

The Café is sponsored by the Dassel Area Historical Society.

The Dassel History Center and Ergot Museum is located at 901 First St. North in Dassel.

There is no charge for the event. Questions may be directed to Carolyn Holje, (320) 275-3077, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


May 2: Evening of Bluegrass/Gospel

Friday, May 2, at 7 p.m. is an “Evening of Bluegrass/Gospel Music” at the Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center, 4852 Reardon Ave. in Cokato.

Featured family gospel bands are The Froemming Family, Allan and Mathew Carlson, The Jorgensen Family, The Berge Family, The Mahlstedt Family, and The Ophoven Family.

It is a free-will admission, a non-profit event.