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Border News Roundup: Sen. Tom Bakk, Gunderson Trust, National Hiking Trail & High School Boys Basketball

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Marshall Helmberger with Border News Roundup

Marshall Helmberger is editor and publisher of the Timberjay newspaper, he joins Heidi Holtan for the Border News Roundup on the Friday Morning Show.

This week they talk about the announcement from Senator Tom Bakk, the independent from Cook, that he will not seek re-election and will retire at the end of the year. Marshall gives a recap on the Tower city councils approval on transferring the assets of the Gunderson Trust to the Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation, and how Tower will profit from this transfer.

The North Country National Scenic Trail is a planned national hiking trail that stretches more than 5,000 miles from Vermont to central North Dakota, with 800 miles of the trail planned for Minnesota. Planners are hoping to wrap up public comment on possible routes between Tower and Ely by the end of March.

The semi-final round of the section 7A High School Boys Basketball game between the North Woods Grizzlies and their rival the Deer River Warriors. For more on this game and other 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.