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GES looks at growth, collaboration and what's best for kids

The Great Expectations School board recently held a retreat and began to grapple with fundamental issues like size and missions in a growing educational environment.

Dr. Bill Crandall

School sells bonds and good rating nets them full amount

ISD166 has sold its bonds and infrastructure project bids are beginning to be let.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall.


GES starting to burst at the seams

Enrollment at Great Expectations School has just about reached its limit. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with GES Administrator Peter James about options for the future expansion of the school.

The Vikings girls' basketball team is coached by Kelly Senty.

Vikings basketball teams ready for home opener

Both the Cook County Vikings girls and boys basketball teams have their season opener on Friday, Dec. 9 at home against Two Harbors. The girls start things out at 4:45 p.m.

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Boys' coach upbeat for Vikings basketball season

The local basketball season tips off this week here in Cook County. We will hear from both the boys and girls local coaches this week as they get ready for the season opener. 

Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School students share why they are thankful

The Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School students have an annual Thanksgiving tradition of sharing why they are thankful.


GES enrollment reaches expansion limit

Great Expectations School has exceeded 100 students, and that’s about all they can accommodate.

Superintendent Crandall

School board discusses bonding issues

ISD 166 school board and administration have started facilities planning with bonding funds. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall.

Cook County Vikings

Vikings volleyball team drop second round to Kimball Area High School

The Cook County Volleyball Team lost at the Minnesota State High School Tournament on Friday afternoon  25-12; 25-18; 25-21.

Cook County Schools. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Cook County schools superintendent talks on two ballot measures moving forward

The Cook County School District had two ballot measures approved during the Nov. 8 election. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs spoke with Superintendent Bill Crandall about the election results.