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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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Photographer: 
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.



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. This year's festival will feature 28 local and regional acts - check out the lineup below.

It’s held rain or shine - with two stages and a dance floor housed under a large tent.

2017 line-up:

Friday
Community Swing Band • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo • 5:10 - 5:50 p.m.
Pushing Chain • 6:00 - 6:50 p.m.
Blues Happy featuring Pete K • 7:00 - 7:50 p.m.
Trapper Schoepp • 8:00 - 8:50 p.m.
Step Rockets • 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday
Sky Blue Jazz • 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
SVEA • 11:00 - 11:20 a.m.
Portage • 11:30 - 12:20 p.m.
Moe and Larry • 12:30 - 1:10 p.m.
Bughouse! • 1:20 - 2:10 p.m.
Common Ground • 2:20 - 2:50 p.m.
Curry Family Band • 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Plucked Up String Band • 3:40 - 4:30 p.m.
Rich Mattson and the Northstars • 4:40 - 5:30 p.m.
Brothers in Arms • 5:40 - 6:20 p.m.
Floydian Slip • 6:30 - 7:20 p.m.
Sam Miltich and Briand Morrison • 7:30 - 8:20 p.m.
SplinterTones • 8:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Sunday
Gospel Show with Gordon Thorne • 10:00 - 11:10 a.m.
The Fish Heads • 11:20 - 11:50 a.m.
Joe Paulik • 12:00 - 12:40 p.m.
Fred Anderson • 12:50 - 1:20 p.m.
Mysterious Ways • 1:30 - 2:10 p.m.
Dusty Heart • 2:20 - 3:10 p.m.
Cook County’s Most Wanted • 3:20 - 4:10 p.m.
Jack Klatt • 4:20 - 5:20 p.m.
Earth Wind and Todd • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
 
You can read more about the musicians performing this year here.

More information about the festival:

  • The Radio Waves Music Festival is a favorite for visitors, area residents and performing musicians. If you're never been to Radio Waves before, check out this video from the 2014 festival - to see what it's all about!
  • It’s held rain or shine - with two stages and a dance floor housed under a large tent.
  • Several vendors will be on-site with food/beverages. Outside food and beverages are accepted on the grounds as well.
  • Some chairs are provided under the tent, but feel free to bring your own.
  • Well-behaved pets are welcome - but please make sure they're on a leash.
  • The Kids' Tent offers children’s activities and facepainting from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • Admission – available at the gate - is $10 per day or $20 for the weekend, and free to children 12 and under.
Volunteer Opportunities:
We're always in need of volunteers to help make Radio Waves a success if you're able to help for a few hours during the festival. To find out the available opportunities, give Jana or Deb a call at the station, 218-387-1070.

Or you can sign up online,  just use the following SignUpGenius links:
Help with Set Up and/or Tear Down
Help at the Ticket & Information Tent
Help at the Membership & Merchandise Tent
Help at the Kids Tent

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.

      

A high-stumped cut along the Seagull Nature Trail

Seagull Nature Trail impacted with questionable trail clearing

At some point between June and October 2017, a number of young pine trees were cut along the Seagull Nature Trail. The remote corridor is located at the end of the Gunflint Trail.


Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for October 21

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. State tribes will address Enbridge Line 3 issues.


Use caution with fire this fall

The forecast is for beautiful weather through the weekend so it is a great time to get out and enjoy your national forests.


Earth Wind and Todd- Halloween Show

Who: 
Earth Wind and Todd
When: 
Sat, 10/28/2017 - 8:30pm
Where: 
Grandma Ray's

Earth Wind and Todd perform a Halloween show at Grandma Ray's at 8:30pm on Saturday. 

Briand Morrison with Sam Miltich

Who: 
Briand Morrison & Sam Miltich
When: 
Sun, 10/29/2017 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Gunflint Tavern

Briand Morrison and Sam Miltich play at the Gunflint Tavern on Sunday at 7pm.

Dat Dere Jazz

Who: 
Dat Dere Jazz
When: 
Sat, 10/28/2017 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Lutsen Resort

Dat Dere Jazz plays at Lutsen Resort from 7-10pm on Saturday

Black River Revue

Who: 
Black River Revue
When: 
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 8:00pm
Where: 
Gunflint Tavern

Black River Revue plays on Sunday at 8pm at the Gunflint Tavern.

Timmy Haus

Who: 
Timmy Haus
When: 
Sat, 10/28/2017 - 4:00pm
Where: 
Voyageur Brewing Co.

Timmy Haus plays at Voyageur Brewing from 4-7pm on Saturday.

Billy Johnson

Who: 
Billy Johnson
When: 
Fri, 10/27/2017 - 4:00pm
Where: 
Voyageur Brewing Co.

Billy Johnson plays at Voyageur Brewing from 4-7pm on Friday.

Portage

Who: 
Portage
When: 
Fri, 10/27/2017 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Grandma Ray's

Portage plays at Grandma Ray's at 6pm on Friday.

Gordon Thorne

Who: 
Gordon Thorne
When: 
Thu, 10/26/2017 - 7:00pm
Where: 
North Shore Winery

Gordon Thorne plays at the North Shore Winery in Lutsen for their Date Night at the Winery on Thursday at 7pm.

Online and other resources can help Cook County residents trace a family history. Photo courtesy of  Pexels

Following the family tree: A community conversation

In an era where tracking down relatives, long-lost friendships and even one’s family history is more accessible than ever before, two Cook County residents are in the process of connecting with


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