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Statistics & Facts

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.
The population of Cook is approximately 680 (1990), 574 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 308 (1990), 268 (2010).
The amount of land area in Cook is 2.04 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Cook to Washington DC is 1032 miles.
The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 201 miles. (as the crow flies)
Cook is positioned 47.85 degrees north of the equator and 92.68 degrees west of the prime meridian.


near Lake Vermilion
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seasonal. Here is a weather page for Cook
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History & History Related Items

A history page for Cook. The first settlers came to the area in 1900. What is now known as Cook was called "Ashawa" by the local Indians. The name was changed in 1910, from Ashawa to Cook, at the request of the US Post Office since Ashawa was often confused with another town with a similar name, Oshawa. May 13, 1926 was the date that Cook became an incorporated village.
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The founding of Cook



Information abuot Cook, Minnesota
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Cook City Government

Cook, Minnesota

City Hall
127 River Street
Cook, Minnesota
Phone: 218-666-2200

Cook Historical Events

1980 February 9
The Musakka House Burned
This historic landmark was torched on 09 February 1980. The four room log structure, built in 1912, was considered one of the finest examples of Finish architecture in Northern Minnesota. It was located ten miles south of Cook next to highway 53

1932,February 6
The dedication of the new Cook High School - St. Louis County School No. 114.

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