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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

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

The eighth annual Radio Waves Music Festival is September 11 to 13 at Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais campground.  The three day, family-friendly event features music by a variety of local and regional acts, as well as on-site food, children’s activities for a portion of the event and on-site camping, all on the shore of Lake Superior.

This year's festival features over 30 acts (see the listing of this year's musicians below), with a lineup for all musical tastes, including rock, classic country, folk, jazz, Americana, alternative country and more.  It kicks off Friday, September 11 at 4 p.m., and runs through Sunday evening, September 13, with the last act taking the stage at 5:30 p.m.  With a large tent for musicians as well as attendees, it’s a rain or shine event. 

Tickets are $10 per day, or $20 for the weekend, with children ages 12 and under free. 
 
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.  

 
8th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival Performers:
(as of 8/1/15, but subject to change)

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  The SplinterTones

SATURDAY, September 12
10:00 am  Heck Yeah 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

      

Curly-leafed pondweed

Not here yet, but close: Curly-leaf pondweed, zebra mussels and faucet snails

Zebra mussels, curly-leaf pondweed and faucet snails are some Minnesota aquatic invasives that so far haven’t made their way to Cook County.

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Meteorologist Mike Stewart

The weather story: summer and smoke

Interference in the atmosphere, smoke in the air, but summer is still with us. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Stewart.

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Lake Superior Project: From Bayfield to Baikal

A group of students and adults from Bayfield, Wisconsin, traveled to Siberia’s Lake Baikal during the summer of 2014 to experience the culture and natural environment of Russia’s largest b

The Lake Superior Project/Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSP: From Bayfield to Baikal

Last summer a group of students and adults from Bayfield, Wisconsin, traveled to Lake Baikal in Russia.

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Informational meetings about school levy

Who: 
ISD 166 Operating Levy Steering Committee
Where: 
Hovland Town Hall; Mid-Gunflint Trail Fire Hall; Birch Grove Community Center, Tofte; Cook County Communinty Center, Grand Marais
When: 
Wed, 09/02/2015 (All day) - Mon, 10/05/2015 (All day)

At the end of December 2015, the current levy, which Cook County voters approved five years ago to support the students of ISD 166, will expire.

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Getting on the Balcony - August 29, 2015

Lessons from Ron Heifetz adn Don Laurie's classic article, "The Work of Leadership" are relevant to any of us navigating change.


The Marvelous Imagination of Katie Addams: Chapter 23

Chapter 23: Birthday Balloons

(Photo courtesy of Loren Kerns on Flickr)

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Kid and radio

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for August 29

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Another DFLer files for House District 3 seat. The DNR avoids a confrontation over wild rice.

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Eric Frost

Who: 
Eric Frost
When: 
Sat, 09/05/2015 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Lutsen Resort, 5700 Highway 61, Lutsen

 Eric Frost will be playing at Lutsen Resort on Saturday, September 5 from 7 to 10 PM.

Music on the Deck at Papa Charlie's

Who: 
J Squared and The Makers
When: 
Sat, 09/05/2015 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Papa Charlie's 467 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen

 J Squared and the Makers will perform at Papa Charlie's on Saturday, September 5 from 6 to 8:30 PM.

Gypsy Lumberjacks

Who: 
Gypsy Lumberjacks
When: 
Fri, 09/04/2015 - 9:00pm
Where: 
Gun Flint Tavern, 111 W. Wisconsin St. Grand Marais

 The Gypsy Lumberjacks will take the stage at 9 PM at the Gun Flint Tavern on Friday, September 4.

Briand Morrison

Who: 
Briand Morrison
When: 
Fri, 09/04/2015 - 8:00pm
Where: 
Bluefin Grille, 7192 West Hwy 61, Tofte

  Briand Morrison will be playing on Friday, September 4 from 8 to 10 PM at Bluefin Grille in Tofte.
 

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