2020-06-12 E-Edition

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  Welcome to our FOCUS ON COOK edition! Under normal circumstances, the BIG little city of Cook would be celebrating their annual Timber Days festival this weekend. However, as we all know, this kick-off to the summer season of community festivals… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Governor Walz announces gradual re-opening of indoor dining, gyms, more

Under Phase III of the Stay Safe MN plan, restaurants were allowed to begin offering indoor dining while maintaining social distancing, requiring reservations, and seating no more than 50 percent occupancy as of Wednesday, June 10. STATEWIDE — Gov… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

P.E.O. Chapter ER Lake Vermilion

Supporting community, celebrating advancement of women


P.E.O. Chapter ER Lake Vermilion has supported Governor Walz’s Stay Safe MN guidelines which includes sisters making over 1,800 facemasks for several hospitals, including the Cook Hospital.LAKE VERMILION/COOK — P.E.O., a philanthropic educational org… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

It should have been festival-time in Cook this weekend!

Cook Timber Days 2020: what was to be will not be until 2021


 COOK — Over the past 65 years, residents of Cook have organized an annual festival called Timber Days. Traditionally held on the second weekend of June, many northland residents consider our threeday event as the kick-off to the summer festival… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Home-cooking and caring people

To me, Cook means roots, community, lakes and good FOOD!


The Comet Theater in Cook, Leo shares, has “buttery, world-class, smell-it-from-across-the-street” popcorn.COOK — Several years ago, the folks at Hometown Focus posed the writing topic, “Why the Northland will always be my home.” And to this, I gave … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Cook and the Lake Vermilion area long to again hear the sound of music



With the announcement of Phase III of the Stay Safe MN plan by Governor Tim Walz on Friday, June 5, Cook’s Music in the Park concerts will get underway on Wednesday, June 17, following new COVID-19 guidelines. This photo is from a 2017 Music in the P… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Pre-orders will be distributed Saturdays at the City Park

The Cook Area Farmers Market will have a new look this year


The market is set to open Saturday, June 20. This year’s market will be different due to the global pandemic. Fresh local produce, along with other local products such as soaps, roasted coffee, honey, jams, salsa, garlic and crafts, are available fro… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Train your dog to stop pulling on a leash


 If there’s one thing I envy at the park it’s seeing dogs that walk perfectly by their owner’s side. My dog and I used to be the complete opposite. I was the lady trying desperately to keep my dog calm on walks. I’d be holding her back with all … Please register for a free account or log in below […]

While the overall veteran population is declining,

Census Bureau report shows female veteran numbers on the rise

This graph shows the decline in the overall veteran population. Graph courtesy of U.S. Census Bureau. A new report released on June 2 by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that while the overall population of veterans is declining, the number of female … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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