News From NE Minnesota on Border News Roundup

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Each Friday morning we hear news from northeastern Minnesota when Marshall Helmberger joins Heidi Holtan for Border News Roundup.  This week they talk about the rising Covid-19 cases in St.

With elections on November 3rd, this was the 2nd part of our last conversation with our Dig Deep commentators conservative Chuck Marohn and libera Aaron Brown.  Listen in to their perspectives.  And then let us know what you think send us an email. 

With elections on November 3rd, this was our last conversation with our Dig Deep commentators conservative Chuck Marohn and libera Aaron Brown.  Listen in to their perspectives.  And then let us know what you think send us an email. 

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A statewide conversation with Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan.  It is a time for all of us to learn about the State of Minnesota's response to this COVID-19 pandemic.   

Michael Meuers on the Voter Registration Drive in Red Lake

11 hours ago

Michael Meuers, journalist for the Red Lake Nation News, joins Heidi on the Friday Morning Show.  They discuss this year’s Voter Registration Drive taking place throughout the Red Lake Nation.  The drive was a success due to the efforts of enrolled Red Lake canvassers visiting their relatives, friends and fellow band members.  The drive has registered approximately 5,500 new Red Lake voters.

Sports Page: Dodgers Win the World Series

Oct 29, 2020

Each week Fred Freidman and Kyle Erickson join John Bauer on the Thursday Morning Show for the Sports Page.  This week they talk about the Dodgers winning the 2020 World Series and the controversies of the final game. They comment on the reasoning over Tampa Bay pulling pitcher Blake Snell in the sixth inning and talk about Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner being removed from the game due to a positive COVID-19 test and then returning to the field to join the teams celebration.

City Clerk Kim Gibeau on Voting in Grand Rapids

Oct 29, 2020

Grand Rapids city clerk Kim Gibeau joins John Bauer on the Thursday Morning Show to talk about upcoming elections in the Grand Rapids area.  Kim tells us about the Covid-19 safety precautions the polling places have put in place.  The use of plexiglass dividers, masks and the sanitization processes used to keep voters safe.

Listen here for voting times and locations in the City of Grand Rapids.

Local Election Judge Sonja Merrild

Oct 29, 2020

Sonja Merrild, a local election judge in the Grand Rapids area, joins Heidi Holtan on Making Sausage.  Sonja moved here from Denmark years ago, then become a US citizen in 2016, in time to vote in that year’s election. 

This election year she asked herself what she could do to help her community and made the decision to become an election judge.  Sonja talks about what it means for her to serve in this position and she tells us she feels confident that in her county, things will remain fair and safe on election day.

FAMILY IN SIX TONES is a duel memoir co-authored by writer and law professor at the Chapman University School of Law, Lan Cao and her daughter Harlan Margaret Van Cao. The idea of the memoir grew out of an episode of National Public Radio’s Storycorp that Lan and Harlan recorded in 2015 on Lan’s experience as a refugee from Vietnam during the war. The memoir is a very personal look at the unique struggles of refugees as well as the universal tug-of-war between mothers and daughters.

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Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Each week, resident phenologist John Latimer closely assesses the subtle changes happening outside and gives a full, official phenology report. What a week of phenological changes! This week John gives an animal track report as well as much more! 

Let us know what you are noticing outside by leaving a voicemail at 218-999-9876 or sending us an email.  We would love to hear from you!

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When Pope Francis named Archbishop Wilton Gregory as a future cardinal this week — making him the first Black American appointed as one — Gregory said he was "surprised" and "certainly deeply grateful."

Gregory, who currently serves as the archbishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, notes that he will be the first Black American cardinal in the Catholic Church, but not the first Black cardinal.

As coronavirus cases continue to spike and working from home seems permanent, many Americans are planning to set off to live in new places.

Walmart is returning guns and ammunition back to its shelves after removing them from display as a safety precaution, citing this week's "isolated civil unrest."

The Department of Health and Human Services has released the contract of pharmaceutical industry veteran Moncef Slaoui, a key adviser to Operation Warp Speed, after questions from the press, members of Congress and advocacy groups.

Operation Warp Speed is the Trump administration's multibillion-dollar push to develop and manufacture hundreds of millions of doses of coronavirus vaccine. Slaoui has been instrumental in guiding the effort, but the terms of his employment raised concerns about potential conflicts of interest.

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Michael Meuers on the Voter Registration Drive in Red Lake

11 hours ago

Michael Meuers, journalist for the Red Lake Nation News, joins Heidi on the Friday Morning Show.  They discuss this year’s Voter Registration Drive taking place throughout the Red Lake Nation.  The drive was a success due to the efforts of enrolled Red Lake canvassers visiting their relatives, friends and fellow band members.  The drive has registered approximately 5,500 new Red Lake voters.

City Clerk Kim Gibeau on Voting in Grand Rapids

Oct 29, 2020

Grand Rapids city clerk Kim Gibeau joins John Bauer on the Thursday Morning Show to talk about upcoming elections in the Grand Rapids area.  Kim tells us about the Covid-19 safety precautions the polling places have put in place.  The use of plexiglass dividers, masks and the sanitization processes used to keep voters safe.

Listen here for voting times and locations in the City of Grand Rapids.

Local Election Judge Sonja Merrild

Oct 29, 2020

Sonja Merrild, a local election judge in the Grand Rapids area, joins Heidi Holtan on Making Sausage.  Sonja moved here from Denmark years ago, then become a US citizen in 2016, in time to vote in that year’s election. 

This election year she asked herself what she could do to help her community and made the decision to become an election judge.  Sonja talks about what it means for her to serve in this position and she tells us she feels confident that in her county, things will remain fair and safe on election day.

Meet Senator Tina Smith - DFL Candidate for US Senate

Oct 28, 2020

*We are continuing our Meet the Candidates conversations for the November 3rd 2020 elections.  We recently talked with Senator Tina Smith (DFL) who is running for reelection.  She is running against Jason Lewis (R).  You can hear our interview with him here.

It is our goal to give you information so you can go to the polls ready to vote.

Meet Candidate for Supreme Court Justice Michelle MacDonald

Oct 21, 2020

*We are continuing our Meet the Candidates conversations for the November 3rd, 2020 elections.  We recently talked with Michelle MacDonald candidate for the Minnesota Supreme Court. You can see her facebook page here.

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