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The recent surge in COVID-19 cases has led to distance learning--at least temporarily--for many students. Photo Rhonda Silence
The rising number of COVID-19 cases in the community has impacted local schools....
School District 166 has reminders of COVID-19 cautions throughout the school. Photo by Rhonda Silence
With a soaring positivity rate for COVID-19 testing in Cook County to start the new year, face coverings will continue to be required at ISD 166. The positivity rate for COVID testing in Cook County is approximately 15 percent at this time, according to information shared by Superintendent Chris...
School Respect banner - Photo Rhonda Silence
The School District 166 school board held another long meeting on Thursday, December 16, but they tackled some serious issues, such as the COVID-19 policies at the school and the school budget. WTIP reached out to Superintendent Chris Lindholm to learn more.

Following up on a board...
Superintendent Chris Linholm at ISD 166 - Photo by Rhonda Silence
As COVID-19 pandemic numbers continue to climb and data makes its way to the Minnesota Department of Health website, there is often a lag. That appears to be the case when an MDH report came out on December 10 listing School District 166 as one of 67 Northland schools with an outbreak. WTIP reached...
Significant snowfall with anticipated high winds have led to school closures. Photo by Rhonda Silence
Looking ahead to continued snow and high winds overnight and into the early hours tomorrow, several local schools have decided to call a snow day.

School District 166 and Great Expectations School in Grand Marais and Birch Grove Community School in Tofte have notified parents that...
Cook County School District 166 - WTIP file photo
When the School District 166 school board met on November 18, that latest case rates for COVID-19 had grown to a higher number than it has ever been. There was no discussion of removing the mask mandate at the school, but the school board members asked questions about when that could be...
School District 166 buses leaving the garage. File photo - Rhonda Silence
At the School District 166 October school board meeting, the need for bus drivers was a top topic. 

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence checked in with Superintendent Chris Lindholm after the meeting to learn more about an increase in bus driver compensation. Lindholm said the 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 - Carrie Jansen

District 3 - Rena Rogers

District 4 - Stephanie Radloff

District 5 – Dan Shirley

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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