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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.

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

The 10th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival is set for September 8-10, 2017 at Sweetheart's Bluff in the Grand Marais Recreation Area. 

Stay tuned for more information in the coming months!

The lineup for the 2016 Radio Waves Music Festival was...

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
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

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


Jeff Cadwell

Commissioners to discuss board development January 31

The Cook County Commissioners will be discussing board development and communications at a special meeting the end of January.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen also spoke with County Administrator Jeff

Briand Morrison - The Art of George Morrison

Briand Morrison
Sat, 01/21/2017 - 6:00pm
Grand Marais Public Library

Briand Morrison performs "The Art of George Morrison" at the Grand Marais Public Library on Saturday at 3:30pm. It features jazz guitar set to a slideshow of his father's paintings.

John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

County likely to allow parking on both sides in Middle Gunflint area during Beargrease

As of 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, there was no final decision on parking in the Middle Gunflint area with regard to the upcoming John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.

Code Red in Cook County

Cook County has implemented Code Red, an emergency notification system. Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen explains the purpose of the system and how individuals can signup for emergency alerts.


Grand Marais Writers’ Guild

Grand Marais Public Library
Thu, 01/19/2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Ghostlight Project

Grand Marais Playhouse and the theater community
Arrowhead Center for the Arts
Thu, 01/19/2017 - 5:30pm

Grant-writing workshop

Cook County Community Fund and Cook County Higher Education
North Shore Campus
Wed, 01/25/2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Pregnancy survey

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic
Tue, 01/31/2017 - 12:01am

  The Grand Marais Playhouse Ghost LIght

Grand Marais Playhouse joins The Ghost Light Project

The Ghost Light Project is a national initiative of community theaters across the United States.

Scott Fraser

Scott Fraser
Sun, 01/22/2017 - 7:00pm
Bluefin Grille

Scott Fraser plays at Bluefin Grille from 7-9pm on Sunday.

Jim and Michelle Miller

Jim and Michelle Miller
Sun, 01/22/2017 - 7:00pm
Gunflint Tavern

Jim and Michele Miller play at the Gunflint Tavern at 7:30pm on Sunday.


Dessa with Fraea

Dessa and Fraea
Sat, 01/21/2017 - 9:30pm
Papa Charlie's

Minneapolis rapper Dessa and electronic duo Fraea will perform at Papa Charlie's at 9:30pm. More information is available from

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