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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!

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

Festivalgoers can look forward to several new bands at this year’s event, plus many returning favorites including: Dusty Heart, the Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers, Bowers & Gillman, Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club, and Rich Mattson and the Northstars.
Music starts Friday at 4 p.m., with the following acts set to perform throughout the evening:
The North Shore Community Swing Band
Frozen Britches
Plucked Up String Band
Mark Zierath
Earth Wind and Todd
Dusty Heart
Shoot from the Hipsters
Saturday the first act takes the stage at 10 a.m., and the last at 8 p.m. Attendees can look forward to performances by:
The Sky Blue Trio
The Curry Family Band
Briand & Friends
Shaky Ground
Andy Keith & Friends
The Fish Heads
Scotty’s Coast Connection Band
The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers
Rich Mattson and the Northstars
Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club
Cook County’s Most Wanted

An hour of gospel music starting at 10 a.m., with Gordon Thorne and friends, kicks off Sunday’s schedule. Other musicians performing throughout the day include:
The Dlutkowskis
Jim & Michele Miller
Dat Dere Jazz
Bowers & Gillman
Heck Yeah Holler String Band
Michael Monroe
Oversize Load
Lake Effect
Angel Hair Rasta.
The last act is set to take the stage on Sunday at 6 p.m.
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 capital projects.


Prodigals Adrift

Prodigals Adrift make radio debut on the Scenic Route

Joel Robertson and Abraham Westlund are St. Paul teenagers and longtime friends coming together to make music, playing guitar and cajon respectively.

North Shore Morning with Mark and Audrey

Air Date: 
Mon, 07/25/2016
North Shore Morning

Asplund Coffee


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If you’ve walked along the streets or sidewalks of Grand Marais recently, there’s a good chance you’ve seen or heard a Pokémon Go player.

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Nice summer week's weather ahead

Brief and to the point – nice summer weather with a little rain tossed in for good measure. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Carol Christenson.

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Canoe races and Gunflint Trail offer new experiences for duo from Turkey

The Gunflint Canoe Races took place on Wednesday, July 20. There were some familiar faces from around Cook County in attendance during this year’s event.

Sawmill Tours

Hedstrom Lumber

Hedstrom Lumber hosts sawmill tours on Tuesdays, 12:30 to 2 pm; and Fridays, 10 to 11:30 am. Pre-registration is required at 218-877-7030.

Michael Monroe in Studio A

Local favorite Michael Monroe returns to The Roadhouse

Longtime favorite Michael Monroe stopped by Studio A recently to chat about what he's up to lately, and play both original tunes and covers. You can learn more about Michael's music, schedule, and log cabin concerts here


Restorative justice: A different approach to addressing crime and harm between people

Restorative justice is an approach to repairing harm that considers all parties involved and focuses more on healing and rebuilding than it does on punishment. Kay Pranis, senior associate at the Center for Restorative Justice at Suffolk University in Boston, will give a talk about the process at Cook County Higher Education Thursday, July 28 at 7 p.m. She joined Dick to explain what restorative justice is and give a preview of her talk.


World's largest rubber duck heads to Duluth for Tall Ships festival

The adorable, popular six-stories-tall rubber duck is coming to Duluth for the Tall Ships festival, August 18 to 21. Dave chatted all things duck with her creator, Craig Samborski of Draw Events, which organizes the Tall Ships event and owns the World's Largest Rubber Duck. 

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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for July 23

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.

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