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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 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


Talking turkey with Butterball expert--the best tips for the best turkey

The Butterball Turkey Talk Line fields thousands of calls at this time of year.

42nd Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

The First Congregational Church in Grand Marais invites the public to the 42nd Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at 1:00 PM, Thanksgiving Day.

Commissioner Ginny Storlie

Levy issues discussed at county board meeting

The Cook County Board met this week and the levy remained a big issue on the agenda, along with culverts and grant money. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Ginny Storlie.

School News from Oshki Ogimaag: November 23

Nicholas reports the latest School News.

42nd Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

The First Congregational Church
Thu, 11/26/2015 - 1:00pm

The First Congregational Church in Grand Marais, invites the public to the 42nd Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at 1 o’clock Thanksgiving Day.


Roxann Berglund & Briand Morrison play The Roadhouse

Briand Morrison (guitar) & Roxann Berglund (keyboard, vocals) took time from a gig at Voyageur Brewing to visit with Dave and play some beautiful music. They're performing around the county in the next few weeks--see WTIP's music calendar for details. And on Jan. 30, Briand will join up with gypsy jazz musician Sam Miltich at Beaner's in Duluth. Find Briand's full schedule and more here.


Talking turkey with Butterball expert--the best tips for the best turkey

The Butterball Turkey Talk Line fields thousands of calls at this time of year. Dave chatted with turkey expert Rochelle Kirwan to learn her tips for making the tastiest bird, and to hear a few of the funny calls they've received over the years. You can find lots more at, or by calling 1 800 BUTTERBALL.

Public input plays role in school district's budget cuts discussion

The ISD 166 School Board will continue to determine where cuts will be made for the 2016-17 budget. The board and Superintendent Beth Schwarz welcome citizen input on where the cuts should be made.


Director Michel Poulette discusses his new film, "Maina," which tells story of first encounters between First Nations and Inuits

Nov. 20-22 was the annual Winterer's Gathering & Arctic Film Festival at North House. One of the featured films was "Maina," an award-winning movie that tells the story of the first encounters between First Nations and Inuits 600 years ago. The film's director, Michel Poulette, joined Dick in studio to talk about the making of the film. Michel was also teaching a workshop the next day. You can see a trailer from the movie here

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Hospital plans name change

The Cook County North Shore Hospital and Care Center will soon have a shorter name and larger capacity C-Scan equipment.

Pete Kavanaugh

Pete Kavanaugh
Fri, 12/04/2015 - 4:00pm
Voyageur Brewing Co., 233 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais.

 Pete Kavanaugh will play at Voyageur Brewing Co. on Friday, December 4 from 4 to 7 PM.

Boyd "Bump" Blomberg

Boyd "Bump" Blomberg
Thu, 12/03/2015 - 6:00pm
Poplar River Pub, 5700 West Hwy 61, Lutsen

 Boyd "Bump" Blomberg will perform at Poplar River Pub on Thursday, December 3 from 6 to 8 PM.

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