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Andrew “Andy” R. Sipola, 83, of Orr, passed away on, November 25, 2014, Service Nov 30

Doris E. (Bergren) Johnson 94, Chisholm passed away on Sunday, November 23, 2014

Dennis R. Mathison, 68, Cook, passed away on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Essentia Health 

Mary E. Krall, 94, formerly of Greaney, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

David Bathel, born on April 22, 1956 and passed away on Friday, Nov 07, 2014

Orvall L. Albertson, 94, of Eveleth, died Saturday, October 11, 2014, December 15


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Then and Now, Cook's water towers


The first water tower was constructed in the 1930's during the WPA days when the water and sewer lines were hand dug around town. The second tower was constructed in 1958, also in downtown Cook. Now a new tower in 2010 at a new location, in the old ball park next to the railroad, in fact on old Highway 11.


1946, 06 Sep, the second City well was drilled. It was 94 feet deep with a 12 inch casing. We have been well served by these wells as they have provided all the water the City has needed. The first water tower shown above on the left held about 20,000 gallons of water, the second tower about 60,000 gallons of water. The new tower holds 200,000 gallons, it was put into service on September 13, 2010.


The first tower was removed by one man; Charlie Fillmore, who rigged a pole to the side of the new water tower. In a homemade bucket that carried him up and down he took the tower down, piece by piece. The tank was made of redwood, the four uprights were of steel. I would like to see a picture of Charlie disassembling the tower. Charlie was a man of many talents, his repair shop was located north of Cook, where Dyke's Body Shop was.

Highway 53 opened, August 29, 2014, KGM Contractors did a beautiful job

.Construction of the four-lane highway 53 south of Cook






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$ 2.66, Cook, 26 Nov, gas prices this year

$ 2.66, Orr, 18 Nov, Barb Christensen

$ 2.65, Virginia, 24 Nov, James Saranpaa

$ 2.60, Chisholm, 18 Nov, Jeri Bonnette

$ 2.60, Hibbing, 18 Nov, Jeri Bonnette

$ 2.50, Duluth, 24 Nov, James Saranpaa

$ 3.00, Bedford, Pennsylvania, 26 Nov, Ron & Jean Saxe

$ 2.98, Flagstaff, Arizona, 09 Nov, Doug & Mary Lindgren

$ 3.89, Big Rapids, Mi, 13 Jun, Bill Barnes
$ 3.15, San Diego, CA, 10 Nov, John Barnes

$ 2.99, Danville, Virginia, 04 Sep, Barb Woitel Arel

$ 3.39, Brainerd, 12 Aug, Len & Cheryl Lokken

The Weather around town
November 19, 2014, The Montana Cafe
Valerie Ohotto, the owner said she is closing for December and January.

Montana Cafe on the Main Street of Cook,.  About four inches of snow on the ground at this time.