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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

      

Northern Sky: December 10 - 23

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.


Radio magazine

Weekend News Roundup for December 10

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Stewart Mills stops his recount bid. Lake Superior warming attributed to an algae.


A look inside the North Shore Health renovation and expansion

The North Shore Health hospital and care center campus has been a construction zone since July 2015 and work will continue into next fall.


Nosey Rosey

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: December 9

Full blown winter remains on hold along the Gunflint Trail. At the moment I begin this week's scoop, conditions have slipped back into semi-cold season character.


WTIP shares the latest law enforcement report

Cook County Law Enforcement Report


Matthew Griswold

Who: 
Matthew Griswold
When: 
Fri, 12/16/2016 - 4:00pm
Where: 
Voyageur Brewing Co.

Matthew Griswold will play at Voyageur Brewing Co. from 4-7pm on Friday.

Youth Radio students work on pieces with Patrick Knight ( far right)

Behind the Scenes of WTIP's Youth Radio Project

WTIP's Youth Radio Project has grown significantly since it's rebirth two years ago.


Joe Paulik

Who: 
Joe Paulik
When: 
Mon, 12/12/2016 - 8:00pm
Where: 
Bluefin Grille

Gordon Thorne plays at the Bluefin Grille from 8-10pm on Friday.

Bughouse

Who: 
Bughouse
When: 
Fri, 12/16/2016 - 8:30pm
Where: 
Grandma Ray's

Bughouse plays at Grandma Ray's on Friday night at 8:30pm.

Plucked Up String Band

Who: 
Plucked Up String Band
When: 
Fri, 12/16/2016 - 7:30pm
Where: 
Gunflint Tavern

Plucked Up String Band plays at the Gunflint Tavern on Friday at 7:30pm.

Jim and Michelle Miller

Who: 
Jim and Michelle Miller
When: 
Thu, 12/15/2016 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Poplar River Pub

Jim and Michele Miller play at Poplar River Pub from 6-8 on Thursday.

Bug Dope

Who: 
Bug Dope
When: 
Thu, 12/15/2016 - 8:00pm
Where: 
Bluefin Grille

Rod Dockan and Al Oikari perform as Bug Dope at the Bluefin Grille on Thursday from 8-10.

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