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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 will be September 9-11, 2016!

 

The 2016 Radio Waves Music Festivalsponsored by WTIP, is looking for musicians. The event will take place on Friday, September 9th through Sunday, September 11 at Sweetheart's Bluff Sledding Hill in the Grand Marais Rec Park and Campground. If you are a local or regional act who would like to perform at Radio Waves, we would like to hear from you! Click here to access our online application. The application deadline is Friday, April 22, 2016.

We will review your application and get back to you by June 1.

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About the 8th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival: 
September 11 to 13, 2015 

The eighth annual Radio Waves Music Festival was September 11 to 13, 2015 at Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais campground and featured over 30 local and regional acts (see the listing of musicians below).  Once again, it was a wonderful event.  Here's our official "thank you" to the community for making it happen!

The Radio Waves Music Festival is sponsored by WTIP North Shore Community Radio, an independent, local radio station broadcasting from the north shore of Lake Superior.  It is held annually, the weekend after Labor Day.

The 2015 Radio Waves Music Festival was made possible in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, and supported by funds from the Grand Marais Area Tourism Association and Visit Cook County.

 
 2015 Radio Waves Music Festival Performers:

FRIDAY, September 11
4:00 pm  North Shore Community Swing Band
4:50 pm  Sky Blue Trio
5:35 pm  Angel Hair Rasta
6:20 pm  Oversize Load
7:05 pm  Shoot from the Hipsters
7:50 pm Wild Berry Jam
8:30 pm  SplinterTones

SATURDAY, September 12
10:00 am  Heck Yeah Holler String Band
10:45 am  Frozen Britches
11:25 am  Plucked Up String Band
12:05 pm  Fred Anderson
12:35 pm  Portage
1:25 pm    Briand Morrison
1:55 pm    Larry Carpenter and Laura Moe
2:25 pm   The Curry Family Band
3:10 pm   Roxann Berglund
3:40 pm   The Brother Love Band
4:20 pm   Sam Miltich & the Clearwater Hot Club
5:00 pm  Earth, Wind & Todd
5:50 pm   Andy Keith
6:20 pm   Cook County’s Most Wanted
7:45 pm   Lake Effect
8:30 pm  Rich Mattson & the North Stars

SUNDAY, September 13
10:00 am  The Carpenter Ants with Gordon Thorne
11:30 am  Gillman & Bowers
12:15 pm  Amaroq
1:00 pm   Gina Lee
1:40 pm   Trails End Band
2:20 pm   Lehto & Wright
3:00 pm   John Silliman
3:30 pm   The Pete K. Group
4:15 pm   Maria Nickolay
4:45 pm   Louis Medina
5:30 pm   The Carpenter Ants

FOOD VENDORS:
Cooperation Station Daycare (Friday and Saturday only)
Double D's BBQ
Elfvin's Bakery (Sunday only)
FIKA Coffee
Great Expectation's School
Sydney's

      

Jay Arrowsmith Decoux (left) and Jeff "J." Niesen

The Beginnings of the "Artworks" Artist's Co-Op

Artworks is a forthcoming artist's co-operative in Cook County that is the brainchild of Grand Marais mayor Jay Arrowsmith-Decoux and local artist J. Neisen.


Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

Behind the Work - Mayor Jay Arrowsmith Decoux

How can a mayor of a town simultaneously run a bed and breakfast, as well as participate in umpteen other community events and services?


Cook County Court House and government offices

County assessor submits letter of resignation

Cook County Assessor Betty Schultz has submitted a letter of resignation to the County Board. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs reports on this story. 
 


Erin Denny and Lexi Bruno train for their journey. Submitted photo

Two Minnesota women plan to paddle entire shoreline of Lake Superior in kayaks

A pair out of Duluth will attempt to paddle around Lake Superior this summer on sea kayaks.


Cook County Courthouse

County discusses "drug court" initiative

The county is discussing a new substance abuse court project for later in the year, as well as a review of the YMCA building. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk.


Heck Yeah members Bob Lamettry (with friend), Amy Schmidt, and Tim Dennison

Heck Yeah Holler String Band - Live on Scenic Route

Heck Yeah Holler String Band makes their debut on The Scenic Route.


Pie Place Cafe

Community Conversations: The Pie Place Cafe and Cookbook

Carl Solander talks to Jeremy and Plaumy Chase, owners of the Pie Place Cafe, as well as Kathy Rice, author of the Pie Place Cookbook.


Skydiving

Sue Dittus makes the big jump on her 80th

On May 20th Grand Marais resident Sue Dittus turned 80. To celebrate, she jumped from an airplane at 5,000 feet.  Wtip's Jay Andersen spoke with Sue on "Daybreak."


Rita Plourde

Sliding scale changes at Sawtooth Mt. Clinic

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic needs sliding scale recipients to re-enroll because of some changing federal requirements.


GES Logo

GES greenhouse sale was biggest ever

The Great Expectations School greenhouse sale was the largest ever, and, as far as testing is concerned, the 8th Graders all above average.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with GES administrator


Low Vision Clinic June 7th

Who: 
State Services for the Blind
Where: 
Cook County Senior Center
When: 
Tue, 06/07/2016 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

State Services for the Blind presents a low-vision clinic June 7th, 10 am to 2 pm at the Cook County Senior Center.

National Park Service Centennial Celebration

Where: 
Great Lakes National Parks
When: 
Sun, 05/29/2016 (All day)
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