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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

The 9th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival will be September 9-11, 2016!


About the 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


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Portage Band

Portage Band
Fri, 02/12/2016 - 6:00pm
American Legion Post 413, 19 1st Avenue West, Grand Marais

 Portage Band will play at American Legion Post 413 in Grand Marais on Friday, February 12 from 6 to 8 PM.

Rod and Caribou

Rod and Caribou
Fri, 02/12/2016 - 4:00pm
Voyageur Brewing Co., 233 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais.

 The local duo, Rod and Caribou, will take the stage at Voyageur Brewing Company on Friday, February 12 from 4 to 7 PM.

Joe Paulik

Joe Paulik
Fri, 02/12/2016 - 3:30pm
Moguls Grille & Tap Room, 371 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen

 Joe Paulik will play on Friday, February 12 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at Moguls in Lutsen.

Gordon Thorne

Gordon Thorne
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 6:00pm
Poplar River Pub, 5700 West Hwy 61, Lutsen

 Gordon Thorne will be playing at Poplar River Pub on Thursday, February 11 from 6 to 8 PM.

Boyd Blomberg

Boyd Blomberg
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 3:30pm
Moguls Grille & Tap Room, 371 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen

 Local singer, Boyd Blomberg, will play at Moguls in Lutsen on Thursday, February 11 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM.

Spotlight North

Ian Alexy of Hobo Nephews
Wed, 02/10/2016 - 8:00pm
Papa Charlie's 467 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen

 Ian Alexy will perform at Papa Charlie's from 8 to 10 PM on Wednesday, February 10.

Presentation & Information Session: The history of culture change and the household model in long-term care

Cook County Hospital & Care Center, Grand Marais
Hospital Large Classroom
Mon, 02/22/2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

All are invited to attend a presentation and information session at the Cook County Hospital and Care Center on Monday, February 22, from 6:30 to 8 pm in the Hospital Large Classroom.

Briand Morrison

Briand Morrison
Wed, 02/10/2016 - 6:00pm
Grand Marais Public Library, 104 2nd Avenue West, Grand Marais

 Briand Morrison brings his singing and songwriting talent to the Grand Marais Public Library for a mid-winter celebration of music and friendship.  Music will be on Wednesday, February 10 f

Non profit organizations

“Projection and Reflection – nonprofits” is WTIP’s February First Thursday

This is the time when organizations, governments and agencies review the year past and look to the year ahead. In January we talked with representatives from the city, county and EDA.

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