Updated: 06/18/2014 10:39 PM
Created: 06/18/2014 4:28 PM WDIO.com
The old Cook School still has many pieces of its history inside, even though the building hasn't housed students for years.
But you can get your hands on some of the leftover band uniforms, sports equipment, and even old projects, at an upcoming sale at the school.
The Gillson family purchased the 120,000 square foot building in February. Rock and his sons Josh and Caleb showed us around, what they hope will eventually be called the Redwater Complex.
"It was a family decision," Rock told us. "We walked around last August, and it was in good shape."
They want the community to come and see what has been left behind. So they've coordinated a sale of the items on the same days as the Million Dollar Garage Sale, this Friday-Sunday.
Once most of the items like desks and old school equipment is gone, they plan on having vendors in the school. They're looking at possibly a wellness center, and even townhome type living!
"We're big dreamers. You know that old adage, 'Go big or go home?' Well, we definitely take that to heart and strive for that," Josh Gillson said. He and his brother Caleb went to school in Cook, and have had fun remembering some of the good old times.
If you are interested in checking out the space, call the Life of Riley resort. 218-666-5453
Special Report: Death Under Investigation
A woman whose son died after he jumped in front of a car believes more could have been done to prevent his death. Her attorney says litigation is likely.
Duluth Man Arrested in Death of Baby Daughter
Duluth police officers have arrested a man in the death of his 14-month-old daughter. 29-year-old Christopher Dennis Peterson has been charged with unintentional second-degree murder.
Hibbing Motorcyclist in Serious Condition after Striking Car
A Hibbing motorcyclist was seriously injured Wednesday evening when he struck the back of a car on Highway 37.
Mobile Health Clinic Makes Stop in Duluth
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Prescreening and early detection is key when fighting cancer. That's why the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Mobile Unit was doing free mammograms in Duluth on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Alzheimer's Association Expands in Duluth
The Minnesota-North Dakota chapter of the Alzheimer's Association has a new, bigger location in Duluth. With growing numbers of people getting diagnosed, the association said they needed more space to do their job.