About Cook, Minnesota
Cook is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 574 at the 2010 census. U.S. Highway 53 and Minnesota Highway 1 are two of the main arterial routes in the community.The city of Cook was known initially as Little Fork, because of the river of the same name that runs through the city, later being known as Ashawa, which stands for "by the river or across the river"; however its name was changed to its current name on August 1, 1908; at the request of the U.S. Postal Service "because confusion with a village in southern Minnesota named Oshawa". The town was named in honor of Wirth Cook, an owner of the railroad that was constructed through Cook in 1903 and 1904.