November 14, 2019


Poppies are the theme for the North Woods Veterans Day Program

On Monday, North Woods Principal John Vukmanich welcomed veterans, their families, and students to the annual North Woods School Veterans Day Program honoring all veterans on this the 11th day of the 11th month of the year. He noted that 2 percent of Americans are veterans and also said this Veterans Day was the 100th Anniversary of Veterans Day, which started out as Armistice Day, the end of WWI. Photos by GDA

Trinity Lutheran Church treats Veterans and families to free lasagna meal

Veterans Day is a special day for all Americans who cherish their freedoms. Without our veterans, both alive and deceased, the freedoms would be non-existent. Because of this, veterans are treated special on that day. These men and women of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cook came in on this holiday to feed the veterans and their families a fantastic lasagna meal along with salad, gluten-free breadsticks, and bars and dessert items supplied by church and community members. The free meal was from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Veterans Day and the Fellowship Hall was packed. These veterans and their families deserved this special meal, and a big thanks goes to the volunteers who supplied it. The food was great, but the socializing was even better as days in the armed forces were remembered. Photos by GDA

Nett Lake woman dies in crash

Around 5:30 p.m. Friday, the Minnesota State Patrol responded to a three-vehicle accident on Highway 53 north of Willow River Road in Leiding Township north of Cook.
A 2004 Volvo S80 driven by Lorraine Elizabeth Connor, 75, of Nett Lake was northbound in the southbound lane of Highway 53 when it collided with a southbound 2011 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Joshua Wesley Jarvela, 22, of Gilbert. Connor's vehicle struck the Silverado head-on, the Chevy spun and rolled, striking a 2016 Freightliner tractor. According to the State Patrol, Connor died in the collision.
Jarvela was taken to the Cook Hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. His passenger, Alexander Matthew Mannila, 22, was also taken to the Cook Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Freightliner, Abdirizak Yahye Ali, was not injured.
It is not known if alcohol was a factor in the crash regarding Connor. Alcohol was not involved regarding Jarvela and Ali, according to the State Patrol report.


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