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

Photo: CDC/Alissa Eckert

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

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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.