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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.

A view of Radio Waves Music Festival 2013 from the Sweetheart's Bluff Sliding Hill (Carah Thomas)

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. 

Stay tuned for more information in the coming months!

The lineup for the 2016 Radio Waves Music Festival was...

4:00 pm  The North Shore Community Swing Band
5:00 pm  Frozen Britches
5:30 pm  Plucked Up String Band
6:30 pm  Mark Zierath
6:45 pm  Shoot from the Hipsters
7:30 pm  Dusty Heart
8:30 pm  Earth Wind and Todd
10:00 am  The Sky Blue Trio
11:00 am  The Curry Family Band
12:00 pm  Briand & Friends
1:00 pm    Portage
2:00 pm   Shaky Ground
2:30 pm   Bend
3:00 pm   The Fish Heads
4:00 pm   Scotty’s Coast Connection Band
5:00 pm   The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers
6:00 pm   Rich Mattson and the Northstars
7:00 pm   Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club
8:00 pm   Cook County’s Most Wanted

10:00am  Gospel music featuring Gordon Thorne & friends
11:00 am  Dlutkowskis
11:50 am  Jim & Michele Miller
12:30 pm  Dat Dere Jazz
1:20 pm    Bowers & Gillman
2:10 pm    Heck Yeah Holler String Band
3:00 pm   Michael Monroe
4:00 pm   Oversize Load
5:00 pm   Lake Effect
6:00 pm   Angel Hair Rasta
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 equipment replacement project.

Would you like to volunteer to help at this year's festival? 
Sign up online by clicking on the Sign Up Genius links below (or give Deb or Jana a call at 218-387-1070):
Help set up or tear down
Help at the ticket/information tent
Help at the Kids Tent


Federal cuts could mean colder houses in Cook County next winter

Several hundred residents in Cook County could lose assistance keeping their homes warm next winter under proposed cuts to the federal budget. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs reports on this story.

Mayor DeCoux

City discusses public restrooms and streetscape politics

The City of Grand Marais discussed restrooms, streetscape and community visioning. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux.


Early spring

Nice early spring weather this weekend

Temps in the 40’s during the day and no precip insight until maybe Tuesday.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Miller.

West End News: March 30

This past Monday the Birch Grove Task Force reached an agreement.

State capitol

Governor candidate buzz intensifies at Capitol

As we get deeper into the legislative session, the buzz about governor candidates intensifies. There’s also action in most of the committees and of course, taxes.

Cook County Sheriffs Office squad car.jpg

A Look at the Law Enforcement Log

The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from March 20th – March 26th. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.

Kindergarten Round-up

Birch Grove Community School
Tue, 04/11/2017 - 8:00am - 12:30pm

Evergreen Grass Band

Evergreen Grass Band
Fri, 04/07/2017 - 4:00pm
Papa Charlie's

Evergreen Grass Band plays at the Gunflint Tavern at 8:30pm on Friday.

Timmy Haus

Timmy Haus
Fri, 04/07/2017 - 9:30pm
Papa Charlie's

Timmy Haus plays Friday nights at Papa Charlie's at 9:30pm.

Jim and Michelle Miller

Jim and Michelle Miller
Fri, 04/07/2017 - 8:00pm
Bluefin Grille

Jim and Michelle Miller play at Bluefin Grille in Tofte from 8-10pm on Friday.

Timmy Haus

Timmy Haus
Fri, 03/17/2017 - 4:00pm
Mogul's Grille and Tap Room

Timmy Haus plays at Mogul's Grille and Tap Room from 4-6pm on Friday.

Joe Paulik

Joe Paulik
Fri, 04/07/2017 - 4:00pm
Voyageur Brewing Co.

Joe Paulik plays at Voyageur Brewing from 4-7pm on Friday.

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