Border News Roundup

Friday mornings we check in with Marshall Helmberger editor and publisher of the Timberjay newspaper in NE Minnesota.  This week Marshall tells us about the peak in Covid-19 in Ely, including an assisted living facility with four deaths appearing to be Covid related.  We hear news about a kidnapping in International Falls ending in Orr with the kidnapper ending his own life and we get news about St.

Marshall Helmberger is editor and publisher of the Timberjay Newspaper, he joins Heidi each Friday for Border News Roundup.  This week he tells us about the vandalism that happened at the Tower City Hall, the covid spike in Ely, the decision to close MCF-Togo Thistledew the state correctional facility near Togo and he gives us an update on how the bear hunt is going in the area.

News from NE Minnesota on Border News Roundup

Sep 4, 2020

On the Friday Morning Show, Heidi talks with Marshall Helmberger the editor of the Timberjay Newspaper.  This week Marshall talks about the United Steelworkers push back against the six Iron Range mayors who signed a joint letter endorsing President Trump.  He informs us of the increase of Covid 19 cases in NE Minnesota, including the Bois Forte Reservation and an assisted living facility in Ely and he talks about the controversy in Greenwood Township with the town clerk and the town board.

Marshall Helmberger is editor and publisher of the Timberjay newspaper, he joins Heidi each Friday for Border News Ro undup. 

News on NE Minnesota on Border News Roundup

Aug 21, 2020

Marshall Helmberger is editor and publisher of the Timberjay newspaper, he joins Heidi each Friday for Border News Roundup.  This week he talks about Lamppa Manufacturing, which makes and sells the cleanest-burning wood furnace in North America by beating the EPA emissions standard by 40 percent.  They are now in a dispute with the EPA over errors allowing a competitor to obtain certification.

Friday mornings Timberjay editor and publisher Marshall Helmberger tells us about some of the stories they covered this week.  Today we hear about the St. Louis County School Board’s decision to resume in-person classes full time, the closing of the MN Correctional Facility near Togo (Thistledew) and an update on the Effie Rodeo and the Ely Vet Clinic’s new outdoor exam room.

On the Friday Morning Show Heidi Holtan talks with Marshall Helmberger editor and publisher of the Timberjay Newspaper.  This week they talk about the St. Louis County Rescue Squad dealing with the busiest summer they have ever had, particularly in the Boundary Waters where there has been a rise in traffic due to the pandemic.  Marshall also talks about the Effie Rodeo protest, the order issued by the Minnesota Supreme Court that underground seepage from Minntac be subject to regulations, the cancellation of the Ely Harvest Moon Festival and a report on the blueberries.

Marshall Helmberger talks about the border in International Falls

Aug 2, 2020

On the Friday Morning Show Heidi Holtan talks with Marshall Helmberger editor and publisher of the Timberjay, an independent newspaper serving NE Minnesota.  This week they talk about the border between Minnesota and Canada in International Falls, Minnesota.  They discuss this busy crossing that ships goods back and forth via both highway and rail, and the work that is being done to try to head off potentially invasive plants and insects that may be coming into Minnesota.  Marshall also talks about the impact severe winters may have on this year’s deer hu

Marshall Helmberger is editor and publisher of the Timberjay newspaper, serving northeastern Minnesota.  Each week he joins Heidi Holtan on the Friday Morning Show for Border News Roundup.  This week he talks about the settlement with Frontier Communications, reporting on the issue of opening schools or not, the cancellation of the Ely marathon and an update on drought conditions in the area.

Border News Roundup

Jun 26, 2020

On the Friday Morning Show Heidi Holtan talks with Marshall Helmberger editor and publisher of the Timberjay Newspaper.  This week they talk about the latest lawsuit filed by Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness, which is the lead organization in the national Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters. The lawsuit seeks to force the state’s Department of Natural Resources to prohibit sulfide-based copper-nickel mining within the headwaters of the Rainy River watershed. 

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