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News from NE Minnesota: U.S. House Committee Proposal, Flooding & Census Overcount

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Border News Roundup

On the Friday Morning Show, Heidi talks with Marshall Helmberger the editor of the Timberjay Newspaper. This week they talk about theU.S. House committees proposed legislation that would expand the mining protection and would prohibit sulfide-based mineral development along a portion of the Superior National Forest located upstream of the BWCA. The hearing was a heated argument between opposing sides, with the committee concluding the hearing without a vote.

Marshall and Heidi discuss the flooding along the Rainy River with the highest levels recorded in over 70 years, possibly setting a new all-time record.

Marshall explains that in Minnesota, the census overcounted the state’s residents by about 225,000, allowing the state to hang on to all eight of its congressional districts. Listen hear to find out more about this and for more NE Minnesota news go

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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.