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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.

Video: 
Photographer: 
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

SAVE THE DATE!
The 9th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival, September 9-11, 2016

WTIP is busy gearing up for the ninth annual Radio Waves Music Festival, September 9 to 11. The family-friendly festival takes place at Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais Recreation Area and Campground, and offers three days of live music - in a tented outdoor venue - from a diverse mix of local and regional artists and bands. 

This year's festival features over 20 local acts, as well as five regional acts, including: Dusty Heart, the Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers, Bowers & Gillman, Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club, and Rich Mattson and the Northstars.

Here's the lineup for the 2016 festival:
Friday
4:00 pm  The North Shore Community Swing Band
5:00 pm  Frozen Britches
5:30 pm  Plucked Up String Band
6:30 pm  Mark Zierath
6:45 pm  Shoot from the Hipsters
7:30 pm  Dusty Heart
8:30 pm  Earth Wind and Todd
 
Saturday
10:00 am  The Sky Blue Trio
11:00 am  The Curry Family Band
12:00 pm  Briand & Friends
1:00 pm    Portage
2:00 pm   Shaky Ground
2:30 pm   Bend
3:00 pm   The Fish Heads
4:00 pm   Scotty’s Coast Connection Band
5:00 pm   The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers
6:00 pm   Rich Mattson and the Northstars
7:00 pm   Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club
8:00 pm   Cook County’s Most Wanted

Sunday
10:00am  Gospel music featuring Gordon Thorne & friends
11:00 am  Dlutkowskis
11:50 am  Jim & Michele Miller
12:30 pm  Dat Dere Jazz
1:20 pm    Bowers & Gillman
2:10 pm    Heck Yeah Holler String Band
3:00 pm   Michael Monroe
4:00 pm   Oversize Load
5:00 pm   Lake Effect
6:00 pm   Angel Hair Rasta
 
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. Proceeds from the event will help support WTIP’s equipment replacement project.

Would you like to volunteer to help at this year's festival? 
Sign up online by clicking on the Sign Up Genius links below (or give Deb or Jana a call at 218-387-1070):
Help set up or tear down
Help at the ticket/information tent
Help at the Kids Tent

      

“A Snow Bird’s Guide to Residency” and “Keeping the Cabin in the Family”

Who: 
Attorney Ruth Ann Vos
Where: 
Cross River Heritage Center
When: 
Thu, 09/29/2016 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Fall Theatrical Production Meeting

Where: 
Arrowhead Center for the Arts
When: 
Tue, 09/27/2016 - 6:30pm

Adults and high school students interested in a fall theatrical production are invited to a short meeting in the Arrowhead Center for the Arts Tuesday, September 27th, at 6:30 pm.

An afternoon with the Rainbow Family

WTIP's Joe Friedrichs paid a visit to the Rainbow Family camp near the Sawbill Trail and Temperance River held earlier this month for a regional gathering.

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: September 23

The blush of fall is now fully engaged in the northwoods.


Superior National Forest Update: September 23

Hi.  This is Renee Frahm, visitor information specialist, with this week’s National Forest Update -  information on conditions affecting travel and recreation on the east end of the Fo


 As the population of Cook County continues to grow, so too will the demand for more local daycare providers

Board chair of Cooperation Station discusses status of daycare options in Cook County

The Cook County YMCA is in the process of taking over Cooperation Station, a local daycare provider.


Hike the Oberg Mountain Trail

Who: 
Happy Hikers
When: 
Wed, 09/28/2016 - 9:30am

Fall begins on a wet note

Fall enters with a rainy weekend.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen speaks with National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Stewart.
 


Weekend September 24th and 25th AA Meetings

Where: 
Hovland and Lutsen
When: 
Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:00pm - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:00pm

There are regular meetings of AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA in Cook County.
Saturdays, there's an Open Meeting at 7 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hovland.

The Rainbow camp kitchen. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

An afternoon up the Sawbill Trail with the Rainbow Family

A regional gathering of the Rainbow family took place on national forest land from Sept. 9 to 22. The gathering was held in a remote setting near the Sawbill Trail and Temperance River.


A carefully built cairn shows the way to last week's Rainbow Gathering in Tofte

West End News: September 22

The Rainbow Gathering on the Sawbill Trail has come and gone. Most West End residents and visitors were probably not even aware that it happened. It was deep in the woods about two miles bey


Birch Grove Community School

School News from Birch Grove: September 22

Kalina, Sophia and Tucker report the latest School News.


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