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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

SAVE THE DATE!
The 9th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival will be September 9-11, 2016!

 

The 2016 Radio Waves Music Festivalsponsored by WTIP, is looking for musicians. The event will take place on Friday, September 9th through Sunday, September 11 at Sweetheart's Bluff Sledding Hill in the Grand Marais Rec Park and Campground. If you are a local or regional act who would like to perform at Radio Waves, we would like to hear from you! Click here to access our online application. The application deadline is Friday, April 22, 2016.

We will review your application and get back to you by June 1.

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About the 8th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival: 
September 11 to 13, 2015 

The eighth annual Radio Waves Music Festival was September 11 to 13, 2015 at Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais campground and featured over 30 local and regional acts (see the listing of musicians below).  Once again, it was a wonderful event.  Here's our official "thank you" to the community for making it happen!

The Radio Waves Music Festival is sponsored by WTIP North Shore Community Radio, an independent, local radio station broadcasting from the north shore of Lake Superior.  It is held annually, the weekend after Labor Day.

The 2015 Radio Waves Music Festival was made possible in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, and supported by funds from the Grand Marais Area Tourism Association and Visit Cook County.

 
 2015 Radio Waves Music Festival Performers:

FRIDAY, September 11
4:00 pm  North Shore Community Swing Band
4:50 pm  Sky Blue Trio
5:35 pm  Angel Hair Rasta
6:20 pm  Oversize Load
7:05 pm  Shoot from the Hipsters
7:50 pm Wild Berry Jam
8:30 pm  SplinterTones

SATURDAY, September 12
10:00 am  Heck Yeah Holler String Band
10:45 am  Frozen Britches
11:25 am  Plucked Up String Band
12:05 pm  Fred Anderson
12:35 pm  Portage
1:25 pm    Briand Morrison
1:55 pm    Larry Carpenter and Laura Moe
2:25 pm   The Curry Family Band
3:10 pm   Roxann Berglund
3:40 pm   The Brother Love Band
4:20 pm   Sam Miltich & the Clearwater Hot Club
5:00 pm  Earth, Wind & Todd
5:50 pm   Andy Keith
6:20 pm   Cook County’s Most Wanted
7:45 pm   Lake Effect
8:30 pm  Rich Mattson & the North Stars

SUNDAY, September 13
10:00 am  The Carpenter Ants with Gordon Thorne
11:30 am  Gillman & Bowers
12:15 pm  Amaroq
1:00 pm   Gina Lee
1:40 pm   Trails End Band
2:20 pm   Lehto & Wright
3:00 pm   John Silliman
3:30 pm   The Pete K. Group
4:15 pm   Maria Nickolay
4:45 pm   Louis Medina
5:30 pm   The Carpenter Ants

FOOD VENDORS:
Cooperation Station Daycare (Friday and Saturday only)
Double D's BBQ
Elfvin's Bakery (Sunday only)
FIKA Coffee
Great Expectation's School
Sydney's

      

Honor Our Elders Pow Wow

Who: 
Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Where: 
Grand Portage Community Center
When: 
Sat, 05/07/2016 - 11:00am - 7:00pm

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will host an “Honor Our Elders” pow wow on Saturday, May 7, at the Grand Portage Community Center.

North House Folk School

Folk school trend finds welcoming home in North Shore region

A new folk school opening this month in Duluth has followed suit with the trend of folk schools arriving to northeastern Minnesota.


A Year in the Wilderness: May 6 - Ice-out

Cook County adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman are spending a year in the wilderness. On a regular basis they’ll be sharing some of their experiences traveling the BWCAW.


Wildersmith on the Gunflint: May 6

April has given way to May, and week one is into the books.


Superintendent Beth Schwarz

ISD166 revenues discussed by school board

The ISD166 school board this week discussed two approaches to funding sliding revenues.


Superior National Forest Update

Hi.  I’m Paulette Anholm, information receptionist, on the Gunflint and Tofte Ranger Districts, with the National Forest Update - information on conditions affecting travel and recreation o


Sustainable economic development

Coordinating economic development is WTIP First Thursday topic

Recent surveys show most Cook County residents are in favor of economic development, as long as it keeps the local flavor and doesn't do damage to the character of the place.


Great Expectations Charter School

School News from Great Expectations: May 5

Addie and Mary June report the latest news from Great Expectations Charter School in Grand Marais.


Dancing Bear Cafe Chef John Barton. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

New restaurant set to open on Middle Gunflint Trail

A new restaurant is set to open on the shores of Poplar Lake up the Gunflint Trail. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs has this story on the Dancing Bear Café. 


Spring fires

Warm weather prompts fire danger

May is starting out dry and warm with elevated fire danger. But the weekend may see some rain, even thunderstorms.


Wild onion

West End News: May 5

I’m very excited to hear about the expansion of Fika Coffee in the Clearview complex in Lutsen.


Fishing opener

Local conservation officers prepare for fishing opener

The Minnesota Fishing Opener is Saturday, May 14. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs speaks with DNR Conservation Officer Darin Fagerman about the upcoming season. 
 


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