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A COVID-19 precaution reminder at School District 166. Photo by Rhonda Silence
On Thursday, October 7, the Cook County COVID-19 website was updated, letting the community know that there were 10 new cases in the previous week, bringing the total number of cases to 234 since the beginning of the pandemic. At least one of those cases is among the student population at...

Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Mitch Dorr is leaving School District 166 on November 1 - Photo by Rhonda Silence
Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Mitch Dorr is leaving School District 166. Dorr sent out an email to his colleagues at School District 166 this week, letting them know that he was leaving the district, effective November 1.

Dorr shared a copy of his letter to Cook County...
School District 166 has reminders of COVID-19 cautions throughout the school. Photo by Rhonda Silence
Although everyone in the community hoped that our local schools would not see a case of COVID-19 in the school population, many acknowledged it may be an impossible goal with increasing numbers in the state. Hopes of making it through the school year without a COVID-19 case were dashed with an...

Cook County Vikings logo - Courtesy of School District 166
An outbreak of COVID-19 at a school district in northern Minnesota led to the cancellation of the Cook County Vikings upcoming football game.

The Vikings were set to travel to Bigfork for a football game on Friday, Sept. 24. However, School District 166 Athletic Director Mitch Dorr...
School District 166 welcome wall - Photo by Rhonda Silence
School District 166 set its preliminary levy at the September 16 school board meeting at the maximum amount allowed, which equals a .8 percent increase. WTIP spoke with Superintendent Chris Lindholm who said the current levy number can be decreased, but not increased.

Lindholm said...
Great Expectations School - Image courtesy of GES
All of our local schools have been working with Cook County Public Health to determine their plans for returning to school. Will students and staff be required to wear masks? What sort of social distancing will take place? And is there a plan for distance learning if coronavirus cases increase in...
The symbol representing Oshki Ogimaag Charter School in Grand Portage. Image courtesy of Oshki Ogimaag
There is always a lot to be done before the doors open to students in a new school year. That is complicated once again this year by the COVID-19 pandemics. WTIP checked in with Oshki Ogimaag School in Grand Portage to learn about the school’s policy on masks.

Oshki Ogimaag...

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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
Email: bcrandall@isd166.org

The members of the Cook County School Board are:

District 1 - Debra White schoolboarddeb@boreal.org
218-475-0122

District 2 - Carrie Jansen carriedjansen@gmail.com
218-370-1025

District 3 - Rena Rogers rrogers@isd166.org

District 4 - Stephanie Radloff sradloff@isd166.org

District 5 – Dan Shirley dshirley@isd166.org

 
 
Great Expectations Charter School
Mail: PO Box 310 • Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: 218.387.9322
E-mail: learn@GreatExpectationsSchool.com

Director: Peter James
peter.james@greatexpectationsschool.com
218-387-9322
 
  
Birch Grove Community School
P.O. Box 2383
Tofte, MN 55615
Phone: 218-663-0170
Email: birchgrove@boreal.org

Director: Diane Blanchette
218-663-0170 ext. 20
Email: birchgrove@boreal.org
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