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Border News Roundup: Mining Hearings, Cook Ambulance Shortages and Wolf Predation


Marshall Helmberger and Border News Roundup

This week they talk about the latest proposal by the U.S. Forest Service to withdraw mineral leasing on a portion of the Superior National Forest. Marshall tells us about the withdrawal process and the public meetings held for both supporters and opponents to give their opinions. He compares the last public testimony held five years ago to the hearings held this time virtually over Zoom. Thousands turned out at the 2017 meetings, described as a raucous event, because of the pandemic the recent format was held differently, without the show of force from either side.

Heidi and Marshall talk about the impact staffing shortages have on the Cook Ambulance service and a new study published by the University of Minnesota on moose, deer and wolf, having to do with brain worm infections. For more on these stories and others 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.