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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.



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.

      

2018 Lundie Tour

When: 
Mon, 07/09/2018 (All day)

Schroeder Area Historical Society is now taking reservation for the 2018 Lundie Tour.  This year’s tour takes place July 9th, and will visit six architecturally significant

Bill Blackwell, Jr. evening presentation at Social Justice Conference

Who: 
School District 166 and Cook County HIgher Education
Where: 
Arrowhead Center for the Arts
When: 
Thu, 03/08/2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The School District 166 Diversity Committee & Cook County Higher Education are hosting an evening event titled “Social Justice Conference: Preparing Parents and the Community to Continue the

courtesy If Eye May

If Eye May rocks The Roadhouse

Twin Cities alt rock band If Eye May made a return appearance on The Roadhouse, before their gig at the Wunderbar. Great, high-energy music! You can learn more at www.facebook.com/IfEyeMay.


Border to Border Touring Route

Who: 
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Where: 
Cook County High School cafeteria
When: 
Tue, 02/20/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

A listening session for the proposed “Border to Border Touring Route” will be

Highway 61 Corridor Open House

Who: 
MnDOT and Grand Marais City Council
Where: 
Grand Marais City Hall
When: 
Tue, 02/27/2018 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

The City of Grand Marais invites the public to an Open House on February 27, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Grand Marais City Hall to see plans for reconstruction of Highway 61 through the city.

courtesy Stevie Anna Plummer

Adventurer Stevie Anna Plummer travels solo 1,000+ miles across Patagonia on horseback

With slow travel nearly forgotten, some explorers are rediscovering its charm. Adventurer and writer Stevie Anna Plummer, who's a former Cook County resident, recently completed a 1,000+ mile journey across Patagonia by horseback, with only her dog Darcie for company. Stevie talked with Dave about the challenges and joys of the trip. You can read her blog and see her gorgeous photography here


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Artist/jeweler Danny Saathoff's exhibit focuses on climate change; opens Feb. 20 at Grand Marais Art Colony

Danny Saathoff is a Twin Cities jeweler and artist who recently received a grant from the MN State Arts Board for his work, "Swinging the Compass," which focuses on the effects of climate change on Lake Superior. He chatted with Jay about his art, how jewelry and sculpture are related, and the exhibit, which opens Tues.,  Feb. 20, with a talk by Danny at 5:30 p.m. at the Grand Marais Art Colony. 


Dark skies at the end of the Gunflint Trail

The waxing crescent moon allows for dark skies accoompanied by a mild aurora at the end of the Gunflint Trail. Thanks to Mark Ellis for this photo.

Plucked Up String Band

Who: 
Plucked Up String Band
When: 
Sun, 02/25/2018 - 3:15pm
Where: 
Papa Charlie's

Plucked Up String Band plays at Papa Charlie's at 3 for their Sunday Bluegrass series.

Carah and Rod

Who: 
Carah and Rod
When: 
Sun, 02/25/2018 - 11:00am
Where: 
Wunderbar

Carah and Rod play during Sunday brunch at Wunderbar at 11am.

Briand Morrison

Who: 
Briand Morrison
When: 
Sun, 02/25/2018 - 10:00am
Where: 
Mogul's Grille and Tap Room

Briand Morrison plays during brunch a Mogul's Grille and Tap Room at 10am.

Viva Knievel

Who: 
Viva Knievel
When: 
Sat, 02/24/2018 - 9:30pm
Where: 
Papa Charlie's

Viva Knievel play at Papa Charlie's at 9:30pm on Saturday.

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