COOK

Tractor Driver Dies After Landing in Pond

Family members attempted to rescue the driver, but couldn't locate him.

COOK, Minn. (AP) _ Sheriff’s officials say a man has died after the tractor he was driving fell into a pond in northeastern Minnesota. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office got a call Sunday night about a skid steer tractor that landed in a man-made pond. Family members attempted to rescue the driver, but couldn’t locate him. A rescue crew…

Loon Counters Needed In 8 Minnesota Counties

The DNR says its annual count is a critical process to protect the loon population

ST. PAUL, MN —┬áThe Minnesota DNR is looking for a few good loon counters. Volunteers would be required to dedicate a morning between June 28 and July 8 to count loons on at least one of 150 lakes. Counties include: Aitkin, Becker, Crow Wing, Cook, Itasca, Kandiyohi, Lake and Otter Tail. The DNR says its annual count is a critical…

Missing Hunter Found Suffering from Hypothermia

They say he spent the evening in his vehicle after it became stuck about 10 miles northeast of Cook, Minnesota

  COOK, Minn. — A man who went missing after going on a hunting trip in northern Minnesota has been found. Authorities say a 72-year-old man is being treated for hypothermia after he failed to return home from a hunting trip. They say he spent the evening in his vehicle after it became stuck about 10 miles northeast of Cook,…