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COVID Surge in Schools, ISD 696 Controversy and Banning the Feeding of Bears: Border News Roundup

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Friday Morning Show with Marshall Helmberger and Border News Roundup

Marshall Helmberger is our regular guest on the Friday Morning Show. Marshall is editor and publisher of the Timberjay newspaper, serving northestern Minnesota.

This week Marshall talks about the surge in COVID cases in the area schools, the controversy with the Ely School District and a conservative youth outreach organization, Young America’s Foundation and the rising support in Eagles Nest Township for a proposal to ban the feeding of bears.

Marshall gives an update on grouse hunting and the peaking fall colors. More on these stories here and at timberjay.com.

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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.
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