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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

SAVE THE DATE!
The 9th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival will be September 9-11, 2016!

 

The 2016 Radio Waves Music Festivalsponsored by WTIP, is looking for musicians. The event will take place on Friday, September 9th through Sunday, September 11 at Sweetheart's Bluff Sledding Hill in the Grand Marais Rec Park and Campground. If you are a local or regional act who would like to perform at Radio Waves, we would like to hear from you! Click here to access our online application. The application deadline is Friday, April 22, 2016.

We will review your application and get back to you by June 1.

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About the 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

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

      

Saturn (Voyager 1/NASA/Wikimedia Commons)

Northern Sky: May 28 - June 10

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.


Fox family at Rockwood Lodge on Poplar Lake

Video by Shirley Wilson. Footage courtesy of Rockwood Lodge & Oufitters. 

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Fingerstyle guitarist Phil Heywood stops by The Roadhouse

Fingerstyle guitar master Phil Heywood was in Grand Marais recently for a performance with Tim Sparks. Phil stopped by The Roadhouse with his guitar to chat and play. You can learn more about Phil and his music and schedule here.


Gitchi-Gami Trail

Bonding bill creates possible roadblock for North Shore trail

Despite a lack of state funding pouring in this year, officials with the Gitchi-Gami State Trail remain optimistic about the ongoing project.


Local Memorial Day services/observation

Where: 
Grand Marais
When: 
Mon, 05/30/2016 (All day)

There will be Memorial Day services at the Maple Hill Cemetery Church at 9:00 am on Monday, May 30. Reverend Kris Garey will preside at this annual service.

Judy Erickson

Some of the Chamber's priorities in bonding bill are on hold

With the legislative bonding bill in limbo, some of the Cook County Chamber’s initiatives are stalled, but a few items managed to get through the session.


Memorial Day weekend brings chance of showers and thunderstorms

Unsettled weather over the weekend with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. But looking ahead to next week, the temperatures should be above normal.


Wildersmith on the Gunflint: May 27

Month five is almost into the books as spring surged during the past seven.


Historic Chippewa City Church open Memorial Day weekend

Who: 
Cook County Historical Society
Where: 
St. Francis Xavier's Church at Chippewa City (1 mile east of Grand Marais on Highway 61)
When: 
Sat, 05/28/2016 - 12:00pm - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 2:00pm

The historic St.

Superior National Forest Update: May 27

Hi.  I’m Steve Robertsen, Forest interpretation and education specialist, with the Superior National Forest Update - information on conditions affecting travel and recreation on the Tofte a


Family fishing

Family Fishing Day is June 11

A number of local agencies and businesses are hosting a Family Fishing Day in early June.


Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

City doubles down on comprehensive plan

The city of Grand Marais is seriously working on a comprehensive plan, and is looking for citizen help.


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