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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.



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. This year's festival will feature 28 local and regional acts - check out the lineup below.

It’s held rain or shine - with two stages and a dance floor housed under a large tent.

2017 line-up:

Friday
Community Swing Band • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo • 5:10 - 5:50 p.m.
Pushing Chain • 6:00 - 6:50 p.m.
Blues Happy featuring Pete K • 7:00 - 7:50 p.m.
Trapper Schoepp • 8:00 - 8:50 p.m.
Step Rockets • 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday
Sky Blue Ensemble • 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
SVEA • 11:00 - 11:20 a.m.
Portage • 11:30 - 12:20 p.m.
Moe and Larry • 12:30 - 1:10 p.m.
Bughouse! • 1:20 - 2:10 p.m.
Common Ground • 2:20 - 2:50 p.m.
Curry Family Band • 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Plucked Up String Band • 3:40 - 4:30 p.m.
Rich Mattson and the Northstars • 4:40 - 5:30 p.m.
Brothers in Arms • 5:40 - 6:20 p.m.
Floydian Slip • 6:30 - 7:20 p.m.
Sam Miltich and Briand Morrison • 7:30 - 8:20 p.m.
SplinterTones • 8:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Sunday
Gospel Show with Gordon Thorne • 10:00 - 11:10 a.m.
The Fish Heads • 11:20 - 11:50 a.m.
Joe Paulik • 12:00 - 12:40 p.m.
Fred Anderson • 12:50 - 1:20 p.m.
Mysterious Ways • 1:30 - 2:10 p.m.
Dusty Heart • 2:20 - 3:10 p.m.
Cook County’s Most Wanted • 3:20 - 4:10 p.m.
Jack Klatt • 4:20 - 5:20 p.m.
Earth Wind and Todd • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
 

More information about the festival:

  • The Radio Waves Music Festival is a favorite for visitors, area residents and performing musicians. If you're never been to Radio Waves before, check out this video from the 2014 festival - to see what it's all about!
  • It’s held rain or shine - with two stages and a dance floor housed under a large tent.
  • Several vendors will be on-site with food/beverages. Outside food and beverages are accepted on the grounds as well.
  • Some chairs are provided under the tent, but feel free to bring your own.
  • Well-behaved pets are welcome - but please make sure they're on a leash.
  • The Kids' Tent offers children’s activities and facepainting from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • Admission – available at the gate - is $10 per day or $20 for the weekend, and free to children 12 and under.
Volunteer Opportunities:
We're always in need of volunteers to help make Radio Waves a success if you're able to help for a few hours during the festival. To find out the available opportunities, give Jana or Deb a call at the station, 218-387-1070.

Or you can sign up online,  just use the following SignUpGenius links:
Help with Set Up and/or Tear Down
Help at the Ticket & Information Tent
Help at the Membership & Merchandise Tent
Help at the Kids Tent

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.

      

Hummingbird

Wildersmith on the Gunflint - August 18

As August passed the halfway mark on the calendar, our north woods splendor has extended into yet another week.


International workers

International workers is Thursday Conversation topic

A 2012-13 economic analysis of Cook County documented tourism as 82% of our local economy. This year 40% of the seasonal jobs servicing that economy are filled by international workers.


Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall

Superintendent discusses latest school board meeting

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Sunrise, with transit of Venus

Solar eclipse in Cook County: Everything you need to know

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Slug on a tomato!

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SplinterTones

Who: 
SplinterTones
When: 
Sun, 08/20/2017 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Mogul's Grille and Tap Room

SplinterTones play at Mogul's Grille and Tap Room on Sunday from 5-8pm.

Abby Tofte and Sam Hedstrom with Aren and Freja

West End News: August 17

Congratulations are due to the Tofte family this week. Abby Tofte and Sam Hedstrom, along with their extended clans, have welcomed the newest addition to their family.


Writer's Salon

Who: 
Rose Arrowsmith Decoux
Where: 
Drury Lane Books
When: 
Sat, 08/26/2017 - 7:00pm

First houses are being built

Grand Marais workforce housing project update

The Grand Marais workforce housing project is underway with help from One Roof Housing in Duluth.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with the deputy director of One Roof Housing, Cliff Knettel, abo


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Commissioners discuss levy, town hall meetings set

During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Aug. 15, budget discussion was again a lengthy talking point as the board aims to set a preliminary levy by Sept. 19.


Teague Alexy

Who: 
Teague Alexy
When: 
Tue, 08/22/2017 - 7:30pm
Where: 
Gunflint Lodge

Teague Alexy plays at the Gunflint Tavern on Tuesday at 7:30pm.

Volunteer co-hosts wanted for WTIP's North Shore Morning program

WTIP community radio is offering training sessions for anyone interested in being a co-host for our North Shore Morning program – which airs Monday through Friday, from 8 to 10 a.m.

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