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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 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:
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


Family Halloween Tricks & Treats

Cook County YMCA
Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Birch Grove Community School

School News from Birch Grove: October 26

Jack, Deja, and Sophia report the latest school news.

Braidy Powers

Auditor explains levy impacts on taxes

The county budget, two proposed school issues and more will all affect the total levy impact. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Braidy Powers about budgets, taxes and levies.

Commissioner Doo-Kirk

Commissioners consider discretionary funding and subordinate service district roads

Sen. Bakk and Rep. Ecklund were in town and talked with the county board. Commissioners also considered discretionary funding and subordinate service district roads.

Exploring Lake Superior Geology

Gooseberry Falls State Park
Fri, 10/28/2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Novel Starting Class

Cook County Higher Education
Sat, 10/29/2016 - 10:00am - Sat, 11/19/2016 - 10:00am

Jack-o-lantern Carving Contest

Grand Marais State Bank-Tofte
Birch Grove Halloween Carnival
Sun, 10/30/2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Forest road

Conservation officer carries special message to hunter near Gunflint Trail

This fall local DNR Conservation Officer Darin Fagerman had an interesting encounter with a bear hunter in the Gunflint Trail region.

Manitou River Falls on Lake Superior’s North Shore

Aerial drone video courtesy of Liftoff Ariels of both Manitou River Falls near Highway 61.

Rita Plourde

Clinic to launch workplace wellness project

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Arrowhead Animal Rescue Meeting

Cook County Senior Center
Thu, 10/27/2016 - 4:00pm

There is a meeting of Arrowhead Animal Rescue Thursday, October 27th, at 4 pm, at the Senior Center in Grand Marais. All are welcome.

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