Copper Nickel Mining

Timberjay Newspaper

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

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Heidi:  It is time for Making Sausage on the Thursday Morning Show. It is where we look at the messy business of politics. I'm Heidi Holtan and joining me now is Aaron Brown, a frequent contributor to KAXE/KBXE.

He is the  liberal arm of Dig Deep. He's lived his life on the Iron Range. He's an author, blogger, podcaster, Great Northern Radio Show host and instructor at Hibbing Community College.

The final conversation of our Dig Deep series for the month with Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn.  How should environmental regulations be set up?

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We continue our Dig Deep conversation with Chuck Marohn and Aaron Brown.  They delve into environmental regulation and suggest a need to rehaul our current system. 

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This week Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn began the conversation on the backstory of environmental regulations.   This stems from the current contentious conversations and political movments concerning copper nickel mining in northern Minnesota. 

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Listen to the lastest on the Border News Roundup as Marshall Helmberger keeps us up to date on Tower city government, proposed copper nickel mining and more!

Marshall Helmberger was off this week at the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Annual Gathering in the Twin Cities... he also was a guest on MPR News with Angela Davis talking about the threats facing rural Minnesota's community newspapers.

This week Marshall covers news about proposed copper nickel mining near Hoyt Lakes and a set back in permits from the MN Court of Appeals, a strike by snowplow drivers in St. Louis County and the large numbers of blasto in dogs near Lake Vermilion.

This week Marshall Helmberger talked with Scott Hall about updates on the Twin Metals project - the proposed copper nickel mine near the Boundary Waters.