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Mrs. Friedrichs teaches the new class
There's a new class at ISD 166 this year that focuses on language and cultures from around the world. The class is funded through a grant in the 2017-18 school year. It is being led by ISD 166 Teacher Maggie Friedrichs. 
WTIP's Sterling Anderson finds out more in...
Cook County Schools. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
A group of concerned residents gathered in downtown Grand Marais on Tuesday, Sept. 26, to discuss recent reports of racism in the local school district. More than 25 people, including a number of local elected officials, attended the meeting to discuss the issue of racism in Cook...
As Great Expectations continues to grow, a need for expansion is becoming greater.  WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with Great Expectations administrator Peter James about that topic and...
Cook County Schools. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
During a meeting of the ISD 166 School Board on Thursday, Sept. 21, the topic of racism in the local school system was addressed. There were a number of public comments made during the meeting regarding the issue of racism, and the board discussed the topic as well.

WTIP’s Jay...
Cook County Vikings
The Cook County Vikings volleyball team has advanced to the state tournament in each of the last two seasons. In 2017, the Vikings have the extra incentive of sending Head Coach Pam Taylor out on a winning note. Taylor plans to retire as the volleyball coach, activities director and from the Cook...
The new school year is just days away now, and WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with Great Expectations administrator Peter James about facilities and other preparations for the new school...
Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall
WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke on the phone with Cook County School District superintendent Bill Crandall about the latest school board...

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I.S.D. 166 School Information
Cook County Schools
101 West Fifth Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: (218)387-2271

Superintendent: Dr. William Crandall
Phone: (218)387-2271, ext. 612

The members of the Cook County School Board are:

District 1 - Debra White

District 2 - Terry Collins

District 3 - Chris Goettl

District 4 - Sissy Lunde

District 5 – (Board Chair) Jeanne Anderson
Great Expectations Charter School
Mail: PO Box 310 • Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: 218.387.9322

Director: Peter James
Birch Grove Community School
P.O. Box 2383
Tofte, MN 55615
Phone: 218-663-0170

Director: Diane Blanchette
218-663-0170 ext. 20
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