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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. 

Call for ARTISTS:
Help us celebrate 10 years of Radio Waves by submitting your design/logo for this year's festival!
The deadline to submit a design is Friday, May 12.

Click here for more information and details.

Stay tuned for more information in the coming months!
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.


​Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Saganaga Lake on the Gunflint Trail
Sat, 05/27/2017 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 11:00am


As tourism season begins, measles could pay North Shore a visit

Even though the measles cases haven’t reached the northland, the tourism season is upon us.


Loon found dead on Grand Marais shoreline

Some North Shore visitors found an unpleasant surprise while walking on the beach of the east bay of Grand Marais on Thursday, May 18 – a dead loon. 

The 2017 Envirothon team at the State competition at Ironwood Springs, Minnesota.

Cook County Envirothon team has great finish at state competition

The 2017 Minnesota State Envirothon was held Monday, May 15 at Ironwood Springs in Stewartville, Minnesota. The Cook County Envirothon team finished in an impressive 4th place. 

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Jim Walsh on "Gold Experience: Following Prince in the '90s"

Jim Walsh is an award-winning journalist, author, and songwriter who has written for MinnPost and City Pages, and has been deeply entwined in the Twin Cities music scene for many years.

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Superior Spring Trail Run participant dies during race

The Cook County Sheriff's Office, along with additional first responders on site, attempted unsuccessfully to revive a 41-year-old male participant of the Superior Spring Trail Race on Saturday, M

The Pete K Group in Studio A

Pete K Group returns to The Roadhouse

Roadhouse faves The Pete K Group stopped in at The Roadhouse on their way to Grandma Rays. The Pete K Group is Pete Kavanaugh, guitar & vocals; Eric Meyer, bass & vocals, Mike Dubois, drums). High-energy music to get you in the weekend mood!

Briand Morrison (l.) & Sam Miltich

Briand Morrison & Sam Miltich team up for jazz session on The Roadhouse

Jazz guitarists Briand Morrison and Sam Miltich teamed up for a great performance on The Roadhouse before heading to a gig at Voyageur Brewing. Check out their websites for more information on their music, upcoming schedule, and more.

Lake Time Magazine Publisher Megan Kellin (left) and Editor Christina Monson stop by WTIP during a recent magazine tour

Founders of Minnesota magazine make a stop in Grand Marais

Lake Time Magazine was founded in 2015 by friends and business partners Megan Kellin and Christina Monson.

Jeff Cadwell

County to seek fiscal planning assistance

The Cook County board will bring in a consultant to help them develop a plan to set them on a sustainable path to even out what has in the past been a rocky levy history.

Type 2 diabetes prevention programs

​Cook County YMCA
YMCA in Grand Marais and at Birch Grove Community Center in Tofte
Tue, 05/30/2017 - 5:15pm - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 10:00am

Cook County YMCA is offering year-long type 2 diabetes prevention programs at the YMCA in Grand Marais and at Birch Grove Community Center in Tofte.

Former county commissioner and Grand Marais mayor, Sue Hakes

Former Commissioner Sue Hakes considers run for House of Representatives

Sue Hakes, former Cook County commissioner and mayor of Grand Marais, announced she has formed a congressional exploratory committee to determine the feasibility of running for Congress in the Eighth

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