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We Will Always Remember This Week: Marshall Helmberger and the Border News Roundup

Looking for Snow Fleas

Marshall Helmberger is our regular guest on the Friday Morning Show. Marshall is editor and publisher of the Timberjay newspaper, serving northestern Minnesota. This morning he talked with Northern Community Radio's News and Public Affairs Director, Heidi Holtan, about this "head spinning" week.

In this episode, Marshall and Heidi discuss the end of sports, the unprecedented economic impacts of Covid-19, Twin Metals, and the Ely City Council's response to the boycott of Fortune Bay Casino and other Native American-owned businesses in the area.

Marshall says this is a week that we will remember for our whole lives. He makes the case for physical instead of social distancing. He also suggests we get outside and look for SNOW FLEAS! Full story below.

Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 22 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director where she manages producers, hosts local interviews and programs, oversees and manages web stories and establishes focus areas of programming like phenology, clean energy, Indigenous voices, Strong Women, local foods, clean energy, economic development and more. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota. During the pandemic, Heidi hosted 14 months of a weekly statewide conversation on COVID-19 for the AMPERS network.