The City That Never Sleeps


  • And the dogs led her home

    On January 26, 2021, a new business opened in our town. Dassel Dog Parlor. Owner Christine Godding from Elk River, Minnesota started grooming dogs at the age of 19. A friend suggested she work at Petco. Christine thought, “Yes! I get to play with dogs all day!” She quickly learned that there was more to […]

  • Ga-Be-Nah-Gewn-Wonce Chief John, White Wolf, Smith

    In our Dassel History Center archives, we have a picture of Magnus Johnson with an unidentified elderly Native American man. It seemed odd that such a striking man had no name. I did a reverse image search and came up with pages of information on this ancient gentleman. Ga-Be-Nah-Gewn-Wonce known to the white population as […]

  • Dassel and Nuclear War

    On September 26, 1983, the United States was involved in what was called a cold war; a period of difficult relations between the United States, our allies (The Western Bloc) and the Soviet Union and its allies, (the Eastern Bloc). Historically this time span was from March 12, 1947, beginning with the announcement of the […]

  • “If you are from Kingston, Kingston is always in your heart”

    A while back I was strolling through pictures on one of the History Center programs and I came upon some photos of quaint rock sculptures and grottos. The pictures were labeled the Kingston Rock Gardens. Asking around, at first no one knew about this garden. Then, other people began speaking with other people, and information […]