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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

8th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival: 
September 11 to 13, 2015 

The eighth annual Radio Waves Music Festival was September 11 to 13, 2015 at Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais campground and featured over 30 local and regional acts (see the listing of musicians below).  Once again, it was a wonderful event.  Here's our official "thank you" to the community for making it happen!

The Radio Waves Music Festival is sponsored by WTIP North Shore Community Radio, an independent, local radio station broadcasting from the north shore of Lake Superior.  It is held annually, the weekend after Labor Day.

The 2015 Radio Waves Music Festival was made possible in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, and supported by funds from the Grand Marais Area Tourism Association and Visit Cook County.

 2015 Radio Waves Music Festival Performers:

FRIDAY, September 11
4:00 pm  North Shore Community Swing Band
4:50 pm  Sky Blue Trio
5:35 pm  Angel Hair Rasta
6:20 pm  Oversize Load
7:05 pm  Shoot from the Hipsters
7:50 pm Wild Berry Jam
8:30 pm  SplinterTones

SATURDAY, September 12
10:00 am  Heck Yeah Holler String Band
10:45 am  Frozen Britches
11:25 am  Plucked Up String Band
12:05 pm  Fred Anderson
12:35 pm  Portage
1:25 pm    Briand Morrison
1:55 pm    Larry Carpenter and Laura Moe
2:25 pm   The Curry Family Band
3:10 pm   Roxann Berglund
3:40 pm   The Brother Love Band
4:20 pm   Sam Miltich & the Clearwater Hot Club
5:00 pm  Earth, Wind & Todd
5:50 pm   Andy Keith
6:20 pm   Cook County’s Most Wanted
7:45 pm   Lake Effect
8:30 pm  Rich Mattson & the North Stars

SUNDAY, September 13
10:00 am  The Carpenter Ants with Gordon Thorne
11:30 am  Gillman & Bowers
12:15 pm  Amaroq
1:00 pm   Gina Lee
1:40 pm   Trails End Band
2:20 pm   Lehto & Wright
3:00 pm   John Silliman
3:30 pm   The Pete K. Group
4:15 pm   Maria Nickolay
4:45 pm   Louis Medina
5:30 pm   The Carpenter Ants

Cooperation Station Daycare (Friday and Saturday only)
Double D's BBQ
Elfvin's Bakery (Sunday only)
FIKA Coffee
Great Expectation's School


The Thunderheads

The Thunderheads
Sat, 10/24/2015 - 8:30pm
Gun Flint Tavern, 111 W. Wisconsin St. Grand Marais

 The Thunderheads will be playing on Saturday, October 24 at the Gun Flint Tavern.  Muisc starts at 8:30 PM.

Mark Olson and Ingunn Ringvold

Mark Olson and Ingunn Ringvold
Sat, 10/24/2015 - 8:30pm
Papa Charlie's 467 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen

 Mark Olson and Ingunn Ringvold will perform at Papa Charlie's on Saturday, October 24 from 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM.


Mary Bue calls in to The Scenic Route

Mary Bue is a singer/songwriter based out of Duluth (among other places).


Annual meeting & speaker

Library Friends of Cook County
Grand Marais Public Library
Tue, 10/20/2015 - 7:00pm

 The Library Friends of Cook County will hold their Annual meeting Tuesday, October 20 at 7:00pm at the Grand Marais Public Library.

Birch Grove Community School

School News from Birch Grove: October 6

Kalina reports the latest School News from Birch Grove Community School in Tofte.


Season Kick-Off Barbeque

Cook County Curling Club
Cook County Community Center, Grand Marais
Fri, 10/09/2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Cook County Curling Club hosts a Season Kick-Off Barbeque Monday October 12th from 6 to 8pm at the Community Center in Grand Marais.  New members are welcome.  More infor
Fall color

Weather warming up

Rain will give way to warmer fall weather. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson.


This is what the campaign trail looks like in the beautiful Legislative District 3A

West End News: October 8

It’s good to be back writing the West End News for the best radio station in the world, WTIP.  I took some time off from this job while I made an unsuccessful bid to become the legislative


Rain in the woods

The Freemans call live from the BWCAW

Dave and Amy Freeman were within cell phone rance on Thursday and gave a call live on "Daybreak".


Northern waterthrush

Field Notes: Northern waterthrush

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 8:00 and 10:00.  Support for Field N


Canada geese in flight

A Year in the Wilderness: Dave and Amy in camp

Cook County adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman are spending a year in the wilderness. On a regular basis they’ll be sharing some of their experiences travelling the BWCAW.


Alisa Magallon

Library features "Stories Sing!" presentation by the Minnesota Opera on October 12

The Minnesota Opera will be bringing opera to children in a special program at the Grand Marais Public Library.


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