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Border News Roundup: Ely Blueberry Festival, Forest Fires & AIS Detected Using DNA

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Marshall Helmberger with Border News Roundup

Friday mornings Timberjay editor and publisher Marshall Helmberger joins Heidi to tell us about some of the stories they covered this week. Today he talks about the weather impact on the Ely Blueberry Festival, cancelled due to a storm with high winds, the concern over drought conditions and the forest fires in the area. Marshall tells us about the research being conducted on Lake Vermilion using DNA to detect aquatic invasive species.

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Heidi Holtan is KAXE's Director of Content and Public Affairs where she manages producers and is the local host of Morning Edition from NPR. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North.