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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

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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.