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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, September 9-11, 2016

WTIP is busy gearing up for the ninth annual Radio Waves Music Festival, September 9 to 11. The family-friendly festival takes place at Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais Recreation Area and Campground, and offers three days of live music - in a tented outdoor venue - from a diverse mix of local and regional artists and bands. 

This year's festival features over 20 local acts, as well as five regional acts, including: Dusty Heart, the Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers, Bowers & Gillman, Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club, and Rich Mattson and the Northstars.

Here's the lineup for the 2016 festival:
Friday
4:00 pm  The North Shore Community Swing Band
5:00 pm  Frozen Britches
5:30 pm  Plucked Up String Band
6:30 pm  Mark Zierath
6:45 pm  Shoot from the Hipsters
7:30 pm  Dusty Heart
8:30 pm  Earth Wind and Todd
 
Saturday
10:00 am  The Sky Blue Trio
11:00 am  The Curry Family Band
12:00 pm  Briand & Friends
1:00 pm    Portage
2:00 pm   Shaky Ground
2:30 pm   Bend
3:00 pm   The Fish Heads
4:00 pm   Scotty’s Coast Connection Band
5:00 pm   The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers
6:00 pm   Rich Mattson and the Northstars
7:00 pm   Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club
8:00 pm   Cook County’s Most Wanted

Sunday
10:00am  Gospel music featuring Gordon Thorne & friends
11:00 am  Dlutkowskis
11:50 am  Jim & Michele Miller
12:30 pm  Dat Dere Jazz
1:20 pm    Bowers & Gillman
2:10 pm    Heck Yeah Holler String Band
3:00 pm   Michael Monroe
4:00 pm   Oversize Load
5:00 pm   Lake Effect
6:00 pm   Angel Hair Rasta
 
The Radio Waves Music Festival is a favorite for visitors, area residents and performing musicians. It’s held rain or shine - with two stages housed under a large tent - and includes on-site food, children’s activities and on-site camping. Admission – available at the gate - is $10 per day or $20 for the weekend, and free to children 12 and under.
 
Radio Waves is made possible in part with funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, and is supported by a grant from the Grand Marais Area Tourism Association and Visit Cook County. Proceeds from the event will help support WTIP’s equipment replacement project.

Would you like to volunteer to help at this year's festival? 
Sign up online by clicking on the Sign Up Genius links below (or give Deb or Jana a call at 218-387-1070):
Help set up or tear down
Help at the ticket/information tent
Help at the Kids Tent

      

Proposed county levy is in the spotlight Thursday, December 15, at 7 pm

On December 1, the Commissioner’s Room in the Cook County Courthouse exploded with angry taxpayers attending the Truth in Taxation public meeting.

Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School

School News from Sawtooth Mountain Elementary: December 6

Patience and Graham report the latest School News.


Rec Park

Park hones master plan for regional status designation

The Grand Marais Park Board is reviewing and refining its master plan in preparation for submitting to Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails for regional status funding.


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Boys' coach upbeat for Vikings basketball season

The local basketball season tips off this week here in Cook County. We will hear from both the boys and girls local coaches this week as they get ready for the season opener. 


Tensions flare in Ely over councilman's offensive Facebook post

Ely City Councilman Dan Forsman is under fire after posting to a politically-themed Facebook group, suggesting the members should commit suicide.


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North Woods Naturalist: The language of bark, part 2

WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the language of bark. This is part two of a two-part North Woods Naturalist feature.


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Mila Horak: Life on a coffee farm

Mila Horak divides her time between the North Shore of Minnesota and the tropical weather of Hawaii, where she and her husband Ron Peters operate a farm.


Tune in Thursday, December 8, from 7 to 8 p.m. for Northern Gardening

Join the holiday gift discussion on WTIP Community Radio’s Northern Gardening this Thursday, December 8, at 7 pm.

Sheriff Pat Eliasen

Sheriff discusses the drug investigation process in Cook County

How does the county handle drug investigations and what are the common drugs we encounter here?


Plucked Up String Band

Plucked Up String Band revisits Studio A

The Plucked Up String Band made a return appearance on The Roadhouse. The band is, from left: Will Moore, upright bass; Elliot Noyce, mandolin; Matt Nesheim, guitar; Amanda Hand, vocals; and Bill Hansen, dobro. You can learn more about the band and their schedule on their Facebook page.


Joe Paulik

Who: 
Joe Paulik
When: 
Tue, 12/13/2016 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Poplar River Pub

Joe Paulik plays in the Poplar River Pub at Lutsen Resort on Tuesday

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