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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.

Video: 
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.

      

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Weekend News Roundup for September 23

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.


Pete K Group

Who: 
Pete K
When: 
Sat, 09/30/2017 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Grandma Ray's

The Pete K Group plays at Grandma Ray's from 7-11pm on Saturday.

Jim McGowan

Who: 
Jim McGowan
When: 
Sat, 09/30/2017 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Cascade Lodge Pub

Jim McGowan plays at Cascade Lodge Pub from 7-9pm on Saturday.

Michael Monroe - Log Cabin Concert

Who: 
Michael Monroe
When: 
Sat, 09/30/2017 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Michael's Cabin

Michael Monroe has a concert at his log cabin home in Grand Marais on Saturday at 7pm. More information is at michaelmonroemusic.com

SplinterTones

Who: 
SplinterTones
When: 
Sun, 10/01/2017 - 9:30pm
Where: 
Papa Charlie's

SplinterTones play at Papa Charlie's at 9:30pm on Sunday.

Jim and Michele Miller

Who: 
Jim and Michele Miller
When: 
Sat, 09/30/2017 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Lutsen Mountain

Jim and Michele Miller play at Lutsen Resort from 7-10pm on Saturday.

Plucked Up String Band

Who: 
Plucked Up String Band
When: 
Sat, 09/30/2017 - 4:00pm
Where: 
Voyageur Brewing Co.

Plucked Up String Band plays at Voyageur Brewing from 4-7pm on Saturday.

Jim McGowan

Who: 
Jim McGowan
When: 
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 4:00pm
Where: 
Voyageur Brewing Co.

Jim McGowan plays at Voyageur Brewing from 4-7pm on Friday.

Jim and Michele Miller

Who: 
Jim and Michelle Miller
When: 
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 9:00pm
Where: 
Bluefin Grille

Jim and Michele Miller play at the Bluefin Grille in Tofte from 9-11pm on Friday.

Pete K Group

Who: 
Pete K
When: 
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Grandma Ray's

Pete K Group plays at Grandma Ray's on Friday from 7-11pm.

Gordon Thorne

Who: 
Gordon Thorne
When: 
Thu, 09/28/2017 - 7:00pm
Where: 
North Shore Winery

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

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