Pequot Lakes superintendent accepts Cook County job

Chris Lindholm will officially request his resignation - effective June 30 - in a special Pequot Lakes School board meeting Monday, May 24.

Pequot Lakes Superintendent Chris Lindholm during the Pequot Lakes School Board's work session Monday, April 12, 2021.

Pequot Lakes Superintendent Chris Lindholm will resign at the end of the fiscal year - June 30 - having accepted the superintendent position in the Cook County School District.

Lindholm said he and his wife love the area around the north shore so much that when the job posted in early April, he did not hesitate.

The Cook County School District serves roughly 500 students, but covers an area in northeastern Minnesota of roughly 3,800 miles.

The Pequot Lakes School Board will vote to accept Lindholm's resignation in a special meeting Monday evening, May 24, and will begin the process of hiring an interim superintendent.

Lindholm has served as Pequot Lakes superintendent since July 2013. He previously served as assistant superintendent of the Burnsville-Eagan Savage district. His wife, Kristin, teaches in the Pine River-Backus School District.


Look for more information from Lindholm and the school board meeting on and in the Wednesday, May 26, Echo Journal print edition.

Dan Determan may be reached at 218-855-5879 or Follow him on Facebook and on Twitter at

Dan Determan has been a reporter for the Echo Journal since 2014, primarily covering sports at Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus
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