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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

      

Birch Grove Community School

School News from Birch Grove: September 29

Sophia, Kalina, Tori and Arlo report the latest School News.


Keep an eye out for this guy and his friends if you are driving the West End back roads in search of fall colors

West End News: September 29

Congratulations to Dave and Amy Freeman for completing their “Year in the Wilderness” project this week.


A black bear visits a North Shore home on Sept. 28. Photo by Ardie Lien.

Local DNR officer talks autumn bear activity

Bears are busy foraging the forests at this time of year getting ready for winter.


Fall color

Nice fall weather perfect for a color tour

Looks like a dry weekend ahead with temps in the 60’s and not much wind, so the color will stay on the trees.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Ke


International Walk to School Day

Where: 
Grand Marais locations
When: 
Wed, 10/05/2016 - 7:30am

International Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 5th. Grand Marais Walking School Buses starting locations are:

Ann Reed cycling

Ann Reed calls in to The Scenic Route

Ann Reed is a Minnesota born songwriter who's career spans over 30 years and 20 albums.


The Music & Magic of Patsy Cline

Who: 
The Music & Magic of Patsy Cline
When: 
Sat, 10/08/2016 - 7:00pm
Where: 
William Kelly High School Auditorium, Silver Bay

The Northern Lake County Arts Board presents The Music and Magic of Patsy Cline - including "Crazy","Walkin' After Midnight," "I Fall To Pieces,&quot

Commissioner Gamble

Commissioners set preliminary levy and sales tax increase

The County Commissioners are locked in the hard work of budgeting.


Valerie Marasco

Wiinanen retires, Marasco takes over at Emergency Management

There’s a changing of the guard at the county’s Emergency Management director’s office.


Teresa Borak

Flu shot season is here

Flu Shot season is here. Sawtooth Mountain Clinic CEO Rita Plourde and outreach nurse Theresa Borak talk about influenza and the flu clinics with WTIP’s Jay Andersen.


Tettegouche State Park

Where: 
Tettegouche State Park, Near Silver Bay

Tettegouche State Park, is on the north shore of Lake Superior on scenic Minnesota Highway 61. The park offers hiking trails, camping, trout lakes, rock climbing, an

Clean, drain, dry

County will have a new AIS billboard yet this year

The boating season is winding down and we made it through the summer with no new aquatic invasive species showing up in our lakes.


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