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Mitch Dorr
School District 166 held its first meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, January 16 and it was the first meeting for interim Assistant Principal Mitch Dorr. Dorr gave his first report in this new role and discussion ensued about his appointment.

Rhonda Silence shares some of the...

Due to weather conditions, the facilitators for the Community Storytelling session are unable to come to Cook County. The session scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled to Monday, January 22. 

In October 2017, the local school district was confronted with a...
Mitch Dorr
At the beginning of December, the School District 166 School Board received official notice that Principal Adam Nelson was resigning effective January 1. That meant the school board needed to find someone to work with Assistant Principal Bill DeWitt for the remainder of the 2018 school year.
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Cook County Schools. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
During a meeting Dec. 14, the ISD 166 School Board appointed Dan Shirley as the new school board member.  Shirley will be representing District 5, a position previously held by Jeanne Anderson. Anderson resigned from the board in October. 
 
WTIP’s Jay Andersen...
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The basketball season is under way for the local high school basketball teams.

The Vikings girls kicked off their season Nov. 30 with a home overtime win against Silver Bay, 44-39.
 
Both teams traveled to Two Harbors on Friday.  The boys won their season...
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The board of the local school district (ISD 166) held a special meeting Dec. 4 primarily to accept the resignation of Principal Adam Nelson. The board opted to accept Nelson’s resignation, as he will be the superintendent at the Wrenshall School District starting in January.

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Bullying and racism have been a topic in the local news of late. 

In the following interview, WTIP’s Rhonda Silence speaks with Jen Kohan from the Minnesota Educators Academy about the...

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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 - Chris Goettl tergoettl@boreal.org
218-370-9012

District 4 - Sissy Lunde llunde@boreal.org
218-387-9832

District 5 – Empty

 
 
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: diane.blanchettebgcs@gmail.com
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