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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

The 9th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival will be September 9-11, 2016!


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

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


Portage trails also impacted by heavy, wet snow

A mix of winter weather made a big impact on local trail systems earlier this winter.

Michele Miller in Studio A

Musician Michele Miller flies solo on The Roadhouse

Hovland musician Michele Miller brought her guitar and lovely voice to Studio A Jan. 29. She played several songs, both covers and originals, and chatted with Dick and Dave.

Everybody's Heard About the Bird

Author Rick Shefchik on 1960s rock 'n' roll in Minnesota

"Everybody's Heard About the Bird" is a new behind-the-scenes account of how a group of Minnesota bands made it big on the national music scene in the '60s. Dave spoke with author Rick Shefchik to learn all about it. 


Colder weather coming all week long, but no more snow

The snow will be tapering off, but replaced by dry, cold weather. Expect single and double digit below zero temps through the week.

Snow Covered Spruce Trees

Portage trails also impacted by heavy, wet snow

A mix of winter weather made a big impact on local trail systems earlier this winter.

Input meetings for school superintendent

Cook County School Board
Old log community building, Grand Portage; Arrowhead Center for the Arts, Grand Marais
Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:00pm - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 6:00pm

The ISD 166 Cook County School Board is seeking input on the search for a new superintendent. Two meetings will be held for community input.

Radio Ace

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for February 6

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

Orion Nebula

Northern Sky: February 6

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota.

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: February 5

Here we are into month two already.

Portage Band

Portage Band
Fri, 02/12/2016 - 6:00pm
American Legion Post 413, 19 1st Avenue West, Grand Marais

 Portage Band will play at American Legion Post 413 in Grand Marais on Friday, February 12 from 6 to 8 PM.

Rod and Caribou

Rod and Caribou
Fri, 02/12/2016 - 4:00pm
Voyageur Brewing Co., 233 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais.

 The local duo, Rod and Caribou, will take the stage at Voyageur Brewing Company on Friday, February 12 from 4 to 7 PM.

Joe Paulik

Joe Paulik
Fri, 02/12/2016 - 3:30pm
Moguls Grille & Tap Room, 371 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen

 Joe Paulik will play on Friday, February 12 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at Moguls in Lutsen.

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