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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 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:

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.

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.

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.


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Weekend News Roundup for March 24

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Wolves will be reintroduced to Isle Royale. The Sheriff is rear-ended at a school crossing.

Rob Ecklund

Ecklund sponsored bill could impact wild rice in Minnesota

Northeastern Minnesota lawmakers are advancing new legislation at the Capitol that could change current water quality standards designed to protect wild rice in the state.

Wildersmith on the Gunflint - March 23, 2018

Wildersmith on the Gunflint     by     Fred Smith      March 23, 2018  

Open Stage at the Wunderbar

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 6:00pm
Wunderbar (1615 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais)

The Wunderbar hosts "Open Stage Night" on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Job openings for Explorers Club Youth Summer Program

Cooperation Station Daycare
Cooperation Station Daycare
Fri, 03/23/2018 (All day) - Sun, 04/15/2018 (All day)

Cooperation Station Daycare is currently accepting applications - through April 15 - for two positions for their Explorers Club outdoor youth summer program.

Brothers in Arms

Brothers in Arms
Sat, 03/24/2018 - 8:00pm

Brothers in Arms play at Wunderbar at 8pm on Saturday.

Great Expectations School News - March 23, 2018

Great Expectations School News with Tristan and Sol.
March 23, 2018

Nature Play Essentials Workshop

Cooperation Station
Sat, 04/07/2018 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Cooperation Station is hosting a workshop on nature play, including its benefits for children, with ideas for parents and families.  The workshop is Saturday, April 7 from 9 to 10 am.

Talent Development Program Workshop

Cook County Higher Education
Thu, 03/29/2018 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Cook County Higher Education hosts a talent development program workshop for business, presented by Teri Dudley of Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training.  The program is Thursday, March 29,

Grand Marais Art Colony accepting applications for Marketing Manager

Grand Marais Art Colony
Grand Marais Art Colony (120 3rd Ave W, Grand Marais)
Thu, 03/22/2018 (All day) - Thu, 04/05/2018 (All day)

The Grand Marais Art Colony is hiring a full-time Marketing Manager - with applications due by Thursday, April 5.  More information is available by emailing 

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  • Kelly Swearingen is a new Grand Marais city councilor

    Meet the new city councilor: Kelly Swearingen

    Two Grand Marais city councilors have resigned from the board since the beginning of the year because they were moving outside of the city limits.

    Senior Rides Drivers Trainings

    Wed, 03/28/2018 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Care Partners will hold a volunteer training for the Senior Rides Program Wednesday, March 28 from 4 - 6 pm.  Volunteer Senior Rides drivers provide rides to those 60 and over for medical and wel

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