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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.   It’s a rain or shine event under a big-top tent at Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais Recreation Area.


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. 
“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:

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


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


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



a new season at Chik-Wauk

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is now open for its sixth season.


Jim Miller Band

Jim Miller Band
Sat, 06/06/2015 - 9:30pm
Gun Flint Tavern, 111 W. Wisconsin St. Grand Marais

 The Jim Miller Band will perform at the Gun Flint Tavern on Saturday, June 6 from 9:30 PM to 12 AM.

The Marvelous Imagination of Katie Addams: Chapter 12

Chapter 12: Running with the Bulls

(Photo courtesy of Loren Kerns on Flickr)


Decision Making

We have have a strong intuition that serves us well.  However, we hardly ever catch our own biases.

Listening to the radio

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for May 23

Each week the WTIP news department puts together a    roundup of the week’s top news stories. A wild rice deal reached in the Legislature. Airport runway is funded.


Portage Band

Portage Band
Fri, 06/26/2015 - 6:00pm
American Legion Post 413, 19 1st Avenue West, Grand Marais

 The Portage Band will perform on Friday, June 26 from 6 to 8 PM at the American Legion in downtown Grand Marais.

Portage Band

Portage Band
Fri, 06/12/2015 - 6:00pm
American Legion Post 413, 19 1st Avenue West, Grand Marais

 The Portage Band will perform on Friday, June 12 from 6 to 8 PM at the American Legion in downtown Grand Marais.

Canada Warbler

Field Notes: Canada Warbler

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 10:00.  Support for

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: May 22

The Gunflint spring has been on hold since we last met on the radio. Cool to cold temps and mostly cloudy skies have been the order.


Superintendent Beth Schwarz

Budget reductions and a new bus garage discussed at ISD166

Proposed budget reductions and a badly needed bus garage. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with ISD166 Superintendent Beth Schwarz about money, kids and safe travel.


Kimber Wraalstad

Hospital votes against local energy project

This week the North Shore Hospital and Care Center board voted against joining the biomass energy project.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with hospital administrator Kimber Wraalstad.


Reducing the stigma of mental illness

"Make it OK" is a campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illness, promote open discussion, and encourage people to seek support wh


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