Cook County High School Robotics - playing catch with Potato Salad

Potato Salad was the robot the CCHS Robotics team used in 2014 for their competition in Duluth. The objective was to throw large ball through a hoop.

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Lynden Blomberg

Lynden Blomberg

Hi, It’s Lynden Blomberg here. I recently joined WTIP’s Youth Radio Program and I am very happy to be part of it! I am in 8th grade and I go to Great Expectations School.


A view of Radio Waves Music Festival 2013 from the Sweetheart's Bluff Sliding Hill (Carah Thomas)

Radio Waves Music Festival

Join WTIP for the 8th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival September 11-13 

The Radio Waves Music Festival features live music throughout the day, a dance floor, children’s activities, and on-site food vendors.  Admission is only $5 a day, or $10 for the weekend. It’s a rain or shine event under a big-top tent at Sweetheart’s Bluff
in the Grand Marais Recreation Area.
 
We’re currently accepting applications for Radio Waves performers. If you’re interested in performing at this year’s event, simply pick up an application at the station, located at 1712 West Highway 61 in Grand Marais, and return the completed form via email or in person by Friday, April 3rd.  More information is available at 387-1070 or by e-mail at wtip@boreal.org
 


7th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival Re-cap

Area residents and visitors of all ages came together for three days of music September 5-7 at Sweetheart’s Bluff in Grand Marais as part of the 7th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival, sponsored by WTIP North Shore Community Radio. 
 
“We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came together to make the festival possible,” says Deb Benedict, WTIP’s executive director.  “To everyone who volunteered their time, to the restaurants and food vendors who set up to provide food  on-site, and to the amazing musicians who provided great entertainment – thank you!   All these efforts helped make the festival a huge success.” 
 
WTIP would also like to thank the Grand Marais Recreation Area and its crew, and the City of Grand Marais, who were strong supportive partners that offered up the perfect location for the festival.  “Mostly,” says Benedict, “we’d like to thank our fabulous community for their support.  It was wonderful to bring together over 1700 people to enjoy the extraordinary talent and diversity of the area.” 
 
 
             7th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival Line-Up:

 
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th
4:00 p.m. North Shore Community Swing Band
5:10 p.m. Fred Anderson
5:40 p.m. Oversize Load
6:25 p.m. Jim & Michele Miller
7:05 p.m. Viton, LaVigne, Mills & Hand
7:45 p.m. Pushing Chain
8:30 p.m. Rich Mattson & The North Stars

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th
10:00 a.m. Larry Carpenter
10:30 a.m. John Silliman
11:00 a.m. Earth, Wind & Todd
11:50 a.m. Maria Nickolay
12:20 p.m. Trails End Band
1:10 p.m. skyBLUEtrio and the ORANGEgirl
2:00 p.m. The Curry Family Band
2:50 p.m. D’Merritt
3:40 p.m. Portage
4:30 p.m. Frozen Britches
5:05 p.m. Bughouse
5:45 p.m. Gina Lee
6:20 p.m. Cook County’s Most Wanted
7:10 p.m. Ric Gillman & Bruce Bowers
7:50 p.m. Al and Don and the Coast Connection Remnants
8:30 p.m. The Carpenter Ants

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th
10:00 a.m. Gordon Thorne with The Carpenter Ants
11:30 a.m. The Spruce Roots
12:20 p.m. Whurl
1:00 p.m. Shoot from the Hipsters
1:50 p.m. Joe Paulik Band
2:40 p.m. The Pete K. Group 
3:30 p.m. Briand Morrison & Roxann Berglund
4:05 p.m. Blues Galaxy
4:55 p.m. Sam Miltich & the Clearwater Hot Club
5:35 p.m. The SplinterTones

 

      

Beginning East Coast Swing dance lessons and open dance sessions

Who: 
Bob Pranis & Veronica Weadock
Where: 
Cook County Community Center, 4-H Log Cabin, Grand Marais
When: 
Tue, 04/07/2015 - 7:00pm - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:00pm

Bob Pranis and Veronica Weadock will offer beginning East Coast Swing dance lessons at the Cook County Community Center 4-H Log Cabin building from 7 to 8 pm on Tuesdays, April 7 and 14, and a future

"Small Talk: Bally Blacksmith Shop"

Who: 
Cook County Historical Society
Where: 
Johnson Heritage Post, 115 Wiconsin Street, Grand Marais
When: 
Sat, 04/11/2015 - 4:00pm

Cook County Historical Society  hosts a "Small Talk" about the Bally Blacksmith Shop at 4 pm on Saturday, April 11, at the Johnson Heritage Post in Grand Marais. A panel of&nb

Child Protection in Cook County

Child protection is a community effort, and locally we have the support of Cook County Public Health and Human Services.


ISD 166 School Board sets calendar

A finalized school calendar, industrial arts expansion news and the Knowledge Bowl Team advances to state.  WTIP’s Jana Berka spoke with ISD166 Superintendent Beth Schwarz on Daybreak.


Wildersmith on the Gunflint: March 27

Since we last met over the WTIP waves, spring has backed off somewhat along the Gunflint.


Great Expectations Charter School

School News from Great Expectations: March 26

Bryn and Grace report the latest School News.


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Conflict at Work - March 21, 2015

The latest research shows it is not the content that makes conflict productive or unproductive, it is the directness and intensity that make the difference.


WTIP Receives 2014 Minnesota AP Broadcasters Awards

The 2014 Minnesota AP Broadcasters Awards have been announced, and several WTIP features and services have received awards.

Mayor Jay Arrowsmith Decoux

Update from recent City Council meeting

A possible IRRRB funding package, an update on the District Heating Project, and a proposal for observation binoculars by the harbor .  WTIP volunteer Joey Detrick spoke with Grand Marais Mayor J


Predictions and precautions for 2015 fire season

There’s a prediction that the spring of 2015 may be an active fire season.  WTIP’s Ann Possis spoke with Nancy Larson and Patti Johnson of the USDA Forest Service on Daybreak.


Joan Farnam

NorthShore ArtScene

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Joan Farnam
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Joan Farnam has been writing about the arts scene on the North Shore for more than 10 years.

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Briand Morrison makes music to accompany father George Morrison's art

Dave TerSteeg & Ann Possis welcomed local jazz guitarist and composer Briand Morrison to Studio A March 13. He's working on a new project called "Briand Morrison Presents Musical Impressions, The Art of George Morrison," in which he composes and performs music to accompany a series of slides of his father's work. In this interview he explains the project and share three of the 12 songs. You can learn more about Briand and his work at www.briandmorrison.com.


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