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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 11th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival is set for September 7-9, 2018 at Sweetheart's Bluff in the Grand Marais Recreation Area. This year's festival will feature an eclectic lineup of local and regional acts - details are coming soon!

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

2018 line-up:

Stay tuned!

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 Staci or Matthew 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.


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Weekend News Roundup for May 26

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Twin Metals has made some facility change proposals. A mine dam embankment break has poured sewage into a St.


Wildersmith on the Gunflint - May 25

Wildersmith on the Gunflint     by     Fred Smith     May 25, 2018    

Memorial Day event in Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Community observes Memorial Day

There are several options for community members to commemorate Memorial Day, on Monday, May 28.

Raven takes a short break in Tofte to talk with WTIP. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Anishinaabe woman from Ontario walking entire North Shore

An Anishinaabe woman who identified herself with the name Raven is walking on the North Shore of Lake Superior in late May 2018.

Septic system and private well homeowner education classes

Wed, 06/06/2018 (All day)

The University of Minnesota Onsite Sewage Treatment Program along with the Minnesota Department of Health are offering septic system and private well homeowner education classes in Cook Coun

Great Expectations School News - May 25, 2018

Great Expectations School News with Addie and Emma.
May 25, 2018

Lonnie Dupre book signing

Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply
Sun, 05/27/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Lonnie Dupre will be doing a book signing Sunday, May 27 from 1 to 3 p.m.

SplinterTones - Veteran's Benefit Show

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 7:00pm
Hovland Town Hall

SplinterTones will play 7-10pm at Hovland Town Hall on Saturday as part of a benefit event for Army veteran Theo Rex and family. 


Waters Edge owners, past and present - Hans Krengel and Jeanne Rysdahl

New owner for Waters Edge in Tofte

After years of operating the Waters Edge Trading Post in Tofte, Jeanne Rysdahl has stepped down. The new owner is Hans Krengel, who has been at the helm since February. 

June Sky

Northern Sky: May 26 - June 8

Northern Sky  –  May 26 – June 8, 2018

A workforce housing project is planned for property adjacent to Arrowhead Cooperative in Lutsen

One Roof shares plans for Lutsen workforce housing project

Housing is an ongoing issue in the community and rental housing is in short supply.

Memorial Day Observances

Mon, 05/28/2018 (All day)

Community members are observing Memorial Day, May 28, with two ceremonies.  There will be a service at 9:30 a.m. at Maple Hill Church at the Maple Hill Cemetery.  At 11 a.m.

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