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Border News Roundup: Northeshore Mining Layoffs, Twin Metals Update and Minnesota Senate District 3 Race


Marshall Helmberger on Border News Roundup

Friday mornings Timberjay editor and publisher Marshall Helmberger joins Heidi Holtan for Border News Roundup. This week they talk about the reasons for the layoffs of more than 400 employees of Northshore Mining operations in Babbitt and Silver Bay in May, lasting at least into the fall.

Marshall gives an update on Twin Metals, with the DNR discontinuing a review of their mine plan, along with future decisions to be made about their project and mineral rights. Heidi and Marshall talk politics and we hear about Keith Steva, of Cook, seeking the DFL endorsement now held by Independent Sen. Tom Bakk, of Cook. To hear about this political race and more go to timberjay.com.

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Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 22 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director where she manages producers, hosts local interviews and programs, oversees and manages web stories and establishes focus areas of programming like phenology, clean energy, Indigenous voices, Strong Women, local foods, clean energy, economic development and more. 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. During the pandemic, Heidi hosted 14 months of a weekly statewide conversation on COVID-19 for the AMPERS network.