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Rena Rogers is running for the District 3 seat at ISD 166

Meet the School District 166 board candidates

Election Day is fast approaching. It is November 6, but county residents will receive their mail ballots much earlier, probably mid-October.

ISD 166 Board Chair Sissy Lunde and Superintendent Bill Crandall at a recent school board meeting

Local schools among those denied state security grants

The Minnesota Department of Education announced Monday that more than 120 schools will share the $25 million in safety grant funding approved by the Legislature in May as part of a capital investment

Megan Myers is the new principal at School District 166

New principal on the job at ISD 166

Megan Myers has joined the administrative staff at School District 166. Myers is the new principal, coming to Cook County from the Circle of Life Academy in White Earth, Minnesota.

Preschool fun - Photo by Christina Vlinder/Flickr

Changes for preschool at School District 166

There have been some staffing adjustments at the start of the year for School District 166, including a reduction in the school's planned preschool offering.

Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall

School District 166 begins hiring process for new principal

At the end of the School District 166 school board

School District 166 is negotiating its contracts with the North Shore Music Association and the Grand Marais Playhouse

School and arts organizations negotiating contracts for Arts Center

The Arrowhead Center for the Arts is part of the School District 166 Grand Marais campus.

Principal Bill DeWitt has resigned from School District 166 to take a job in Wisconsin

School District 166 Principal DeWitt submits resignation

At the end of the School District 166 school board meeting on Thursday, August 16, Principal Bill DeWitt announced that he would be resigning to take another principal job in the Unity School District


Great Expectations School expansion under way

It is always a challenge to get a school ready for a new school year.

School District 166 - Eagle entrance

Smoke, no fire at School District 166

The Grand Marais Fire Department and Cook County Ambulance were paged to School District 166 just after 2 p.m. on Monday, July 16 to respond to a fire alarm at the school.

Cell phones are everywhere, but possibly not in local schools next year

Schools updating cell phone and attendance policies

There may be some new policies in the student handbooks for School District 166 and Great Expectations School next fall. Both schools are considering revisions to some policies.