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Cook County Christmas: CD and download now available!

Give the gift of local music this holiday season. WTIP is proud to announce that we have a limited supply of "Cook County Christmas" CDs for sale. 

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 Jazz • 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.
 
You can read more about the musicians performing this year here.

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.

      

Joshua Schmidt

Who: 
Joshua Schmidt
When: 
Thu, 12/21/2017 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Poplar River Pub

Joshua Schmidt plays at the Poplar River Pub in Lutsen Resort fro m6-8pm on Thursday.

Jim and Michele Miller

Who: 
Jim and Michele Miller
When: 
Wed, 12/20/2017 - 8:00pm
Where: 
Bluefin Grille

Jim and Michele Miller play at Bluefin Grille in Tofte at 8pm on Wednesday.

County sets 17.5 percent levy increase

During a meeting of the Cook County Commissioners Tuesday, Dec. 12, the 2018 levy was set at an increase of 17.5 percent.

Joshua Schmidt

Who: 
Joshua Schmidt
When: 
Tue, 12/19/2017 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Poplar River Pub

Joshua Schmidt plays at the Poplar River Pub in Lutsen Resort on Tuesday from 6-8pm.

Bug Dope

Who: 
Bug Dope
When: 
Sun, 12/17/2017 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Gunflint Tavern

Bug Dope plays at the Gunflint Tavern on Sunday at 7pm.

Chamber director on workforce "Plan B"

There has been discussion recently in the community about coming up with a workforce plan if foreign workers are not available.

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Northern Gardening - Growing Mushrooms & Holiday Plants

Join hosts Diane Booth and Joan Farnam as they talk with Minnesota mushroom growers about their business and how to grow mushrooms in your own back yard.  Scott Souder talks about how he grows sh


North House goes public with plans to purchase Dockside Fish Market

During a meeting of the Cook County Economic Development Authority Tuesday, Dec.

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North Shore hockey update December 14

Each week during hockey season, Jeff Asmussen updates us on the North Shore Storm hockey teams.  The report includes scores and stats from the North Shore Storm b


Hovland Family Christmas Concert

Where: 
Hovland Town Hall
When: 
Thu, 12/21/2017 - 7:00pm

Wildersmith on the Gunflint December 15, 2017

Wildersmith on the Gunflint  -  December 15, 2017       by     Fred Smith


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