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Border News Roundup: Mask Mandates, Black Woods Blizzard Tour and Ely Winter Festival

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Marshall Helmberger with Border News Roundup

On the Friday Morning Show, Heidi talks with Marshall Helmberger the editor of the Timberjay Newspaper. This week they talk about the Ely School Districts mask mandate that will stay in place for now. Marshall tells us about the Black Woods Blizzard Tour, a snowmobile tour that raised $1.6 million for ALS.

Listen here to learn more about the Ely Winter Festival or go to elywinterfestival.com. More on these stories 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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