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

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Timberjay Newspaper

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.

Go to timberjay.com for these stories and more from northeastern Minnesota.

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Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 20 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director. 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.