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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.

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. 

The 2017 line-up is below:


Community Swing Band
Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo
Lake Effect
Pushing Chain
Blues Happy featuring Pete K
Trapper Schoepp
Step Rockets


Sky Blue Ensemble
Moe and Larry
Bug House
Curry Family Band
Common Ground
Plucked Up String Band
Rich Mattson And the North Stars
Brother in Arms
Floydian Slip
Sam Miltich and Briand Morrison


Gospel Show with Gordon Thorne
The Fish Heads
Joe Paulik
Fred Anderson
Mysterious Ways
Dusty Heart
Cook County’s Most Wanted
Jack Klatt
Earth Wind and Todd

Stay tuned for more information in the coming months!
The Radio Waves Music Festival is a favorite for visitors, area residents and performing musicians. It’s held rain or shine - with two stages housed under a large tent - and includes on-site food, children’s activities and on-site camping. Admission – available at the gate - is $10 per day or $20 for the weekend, and free to children 12 and under.
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.


courtesy Patrick Scully

Minnneapolis performance artist Patrick Scully portrays Walt Whitman in one-man show

Minneapolis performance artist Patrick Scully has created and performs a one-man show about the life and times of Walt Whitman. It's called "Leaves of Grass--Illuminated," features Whitman's poetry, and addresses his reality as a gay man in the mid-1880s. Patrick was in town to perform the show, and joined Ann Possis to talk about why he chose Whitman as his subject, what he wants to convey, and much more. You can learn about Patrick and his work here.

Rick Sturm Cook County Recycling Center

Recycling in Cook County

Recycling is as important as ever as we head into the summer.  WTIP intern Sterling Anderson spoke with Rick Sturm of the Cook County Recycling Center to find out what materials the center accept

Moon, with the constellation Auriga

Northern Sky: June 24 - July 7

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

Rita Plourde

Possible cuts to Medicaid could have a serious impact on local health care

Congress is poised to craft a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, but there are concerns over reductions to Medicaid.

Robert "Bobby" Deschampe

Campaign violation complaint against Deschampe dismissed

District 1 Commissioner Robert “Bobby” Deschampe took the oath of office on June 13, under a bit of a cloud.

Skyler Hawkins

North House's Skyler Hawkins on the Scenic Route

Skyler Hawkins is an intern at North House Folk School in Grand Marais. He shares his Duluth jugband-honed banjo skills with Will Moore and special co-host Carl Solander on the Scenic Route.

Photo by Bryan Hansel

Adventurers Dave & Amy Freeman check in on their latest projects...and a new book in the works

Explorers & adventurers Amy and Dave Freeman, who recently spent a year living in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, are back in Cook County for the summer. They stopped by the studio to chat with Dave about what readapting to civilization has been like, what they miss and what they don't, and much more. They're writing a book about their experience, due out this fall from Milkweed Editions.

Triple Truffle Trotters, courtesy MN State Fair

The scoop on new foods at the fair this summer...Swine & Spuds, anyone?

It's only two months away...the start of the 2017 MN State Fair. And every summer there are fun new foods to try. Dennis Larson, license administration manager for the fair, chatted with Ann Possis about this year's new foods and how they're chosen. The 2017 fair starts Aug. 24. You can find the complete list of new foods here.

Aerial View of Grand Marais

“Legend of Loons” July 1st

​Cascade Lodge
Cascade Lodge is located at 3179 West Highway 61 near Lutsen
Sat, 07/01/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Meet a voyageur with the Northwest Company June 30th

​Chateau LeVeaux
6626 West Highway 61 in Tofte
Fri, 06/30/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

“Leave It to Beavers” June 30th

​Bluefin Bay
Bluefin Bay is located on Highway 61 in Tofte
Fri, 06/30/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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