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Job Shortage Solutions, BWCA Permits Cut & Body Cameras on Border News Roundup


Marshall Helmberger and Border News Roundup

On the Friday Morning Show Heidi Holtan talks with Marshall Helmberger editor and publisher of the Timberjay Newspaper. This week they talks about the creative way that the City of Ely is looking to hire equipment operator trainees to help face their worker shortage.

We hear about the U.S. Forest Service plan to reduce the number of overnight permits in the wilderness, hoping this will help the crowding and over-use of the wilderness.

Marshall tells us about St. Louis County’s plan to equip sheriff’s department personnel with body cameras, and that county officials are seeking public input on how and when the cameras should be used.

For more NE Minnesota news go to timberjay.com.

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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.