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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

Join WTIP for the 8th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival September 11-13 

The Radio Waves Music Festival features live music throughout the day, a dance floor, children’s activities, and on-site food vendors.   It’s a rain or shine event under a big-top tent at Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais Recreation Area.


7th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival Re-cap

Area residents and visitors of all ages came together for three days of music September 5-7 at Sweetheart’s Bluff in Grand Marais as part of the 7th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival. 
“We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came together to make the festival possible,” says Deb Benedict, WTIP’s executive director.  “To everyone who volunteered their time, to the restaurants and food vendors who set up to provide food  on-site, and to the amazing musicians who provided great entertainment – thank you!   All these efforts helped make the festival a huge success.” 
WTIP would also like to thank the Grand Marais Recreation Area and its crew, and the City of Grand Marais, who were strong supportive partners that offered up the perfect location for the festival.  “Mostly,” says Benedict, “we’d like to thank our fabulous community for their support.  It was wonderful to bring together over 1700 people to enjoy the extraordinary talent and diversity of the area.” 
             7th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival Line-Up:

4:00 p.m. North Shore Community Swing Band
5:10 p.m. Fred Anderson
5:40 p.m. Oversize Load
6:25 p.m. Jim & Michele Miller
7:05 p.m. Viton, LaVigne, Mills & Hand
7:45 p.m. Pushing Chain
8:30 p.m. Rich Mattson & The North Stars


10:00 a.m. Larry Carpenter
10:30 a.m. John Silliman
11:00 a.m. Earth, Wind & Todd
11:50 a.m. Maria Nickolay
12:20 p.m. Trails End Band
1:10 p.m. skyBLUEtrio and the ORANGEgirl
2:00 p.m. The Curry Family Band
2:50 p.m. D’Merritt
3:40 p.m. Portage
4:30 p.m. Frozen Britches
5:05 p.m. Bughouse
5:45 p.m. Gina Lee
6:20 p.m. Cook County’s Most Wanted
7:10 p.m. Ric Gillman & Bruce Bowers
7:50 p.m. Al and Don and the Coast Connection Remnants
8:30 p.m. The Carpenter Ants


10:00 a.m. Gordon Thorne with The Carpenter Ants
11:30 a.m. The Spruce Roots
12:20 p.m. Whurl
1:00 p.m. Shoot from the Hipsters
1:50 p.m. Joe Paulik Band
2:40 p.m. The Pete K. Group 
3:30 p.m. Briand Morrison & Roxann Berglund
4:05 p.m. Blues Galaxy
4:55 p.m. Sam Miltich & the Clearwater Hot Club
5:35 p.m. The SplinterTones



Summer Solstice Pageant Puppet Workshops

Good Harbor Hill Players
Betsy Bowen Studio, 301 1st Avenue West
Sat, 05/30/2015 - 10:00am - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 8:00pm
Good Harbor Hill Players invite one and all to help create the summer solstice puppet pageant.  Workshops will be Saturday mornings 10 to noon, Saturday afternoons 2 to 4 pm and Tuesdays 4 t

Ruby's Pantry fodd distribution

Cook County High School Cafeteria
Tue, 06/09/2015 (All day)
Ruby’s Pantry holds food distributions monthly on the second Tuesday, from 4:30 to 6:30pm at the Cook County High School Cafeteria.  Participants need to bring containers for receiving

Willie Waldman

Willie Waldman
Fri, 06/19/2015 - 8:00pm
Voyageur Brewing Co., 233 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais.

 Willie Waldman will be playing at the Voyageur Brewing Co on Friday, June 19 from 8 to 11 PM.

Gordon Thorne

Gordon Thorne
Thu, 06/18/2015 - 6:30pm
Gun Flint Tavern, 111 W. Wisconsin St. Grand Marais

 Gordon Thorne will be playing at the Gun Flint Tavern on Thursday, June 18 starting at 6:30 PM.

Public Input Meetings: broadband opportunities for rural communities

Cook County Broadband Commission
Tofte and Grand Marais
Tue, 06/02/2015 - 6:30pm - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 6:00pm

The Cook County Broadband Commission hosts two community input meetings to gather ideas regarding broadband applications that can have positive rural impacts.  Bill Coleman of the Blandin Foundat

Music by the Campfire

Joe Paulik
Thu, 06/18/2015 - 6:00pm
Lutsen Resort, 5700 Highway 61, Lutsen

 Joe Paulik will be playing on Thursday, June 18 from 6 to 8 PM at Lutsen Resort.

Gordon Thorne and Bob Bingham

Gordon Thorne and Bob Bingham
Wed, 06/17/2015 - 9:00pm
Bluefin Grille, 7192 West Hwy 61, Tofte

 The Bluefin Grille in Tofte will feature the music of Gordon Thorne and Bob Bingham on Wednesday, June 17 from 9 to 11 PM.

Coolest Downtown Block Party

Downtown Grand Marais Retailers
Fri, 06/05/2015 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Downtown Grand Marais Retailers host the “Coolest Downtown Block Party”, Friday June 5th from 4 to 8pm.  The event includes music, refreshments, painting demonstrations, sw

Briand Morrison

Briand Morrison
Mon, 06/15/2015 - 9:00pm
Bluefin Grille, 7192 West Hwy 61, Tofte

 Briand Morrison will perform at Bluefin Grille in Tofte on Monday, June 15 from 9 to 11 PM.

Survey for Families with Young Children

Cook County Early Childhood Coalition and Community Education
Wed, 05/27/2015 (All day) - Wed, 06/10/2015 (All day)

The Cook County Early Childhood Coalition and Community Education are conducting an Early Childhood Community Needs Assessment to gather input from early childhood families.

Big Bear Lodge



7969 Northwoods Loop
Grand Marais, MN 55604
United States

Chris Gillis, Gordon Thorne & Randy Sabien live in Studio A

Memorial Day weekend offered several opportunities to hear Chris Gillis (keyboard), Gordon Thorne (guitar) and Randy Sabien (fiddle) play around Cook County. They stopped by The Roadhouse Friday night for a preview with chat, laugh, and great, happy music. 


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