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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.

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!

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This morning we had the chance to talk with Vermilion Community College Basketball Coach Paul McDonald about his career.  Tune in, and check out the article in the Timberjay too

The Ely Folk School has been up and running since 2015.  It's quickly become a community gathering space that feels like it's simply always been there.  Offering a wide variety of classes including and certainly not limited to blacksmithing, quilting, felting, canoe building, and potica making, the folk school is bringing the ways of the past into the current day, preserving skills from yesterday and ensuring their place in the future.  Molly Olson served on the board of directors of the Folk School for two years.  She adores the folk

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Friday mornings Timberjay editor Marshall Helmberger gives us the scoop on the stories they've been covering this week.  This time:

-Major bumps in the road causing rough rides for Hwy 169 travelers between Virginia and Tower

-A new Ely community wellness center

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Tune in for our weekly conversation with Marshall Helmberger about the news in NE MN from the Timberjay newspaper. 

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This morning we took a tour of northern MN in celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week.  Tourism is a $15 billion dollar industry in MN and generates more than 265,000 jobs - making up for 11% of private sector employment.  Today we visited with the fine folks that work in the tourism industry in northern MN. 

Megan Christenson from Visit Grand Rapids

Tim Johnson from Edge of the Wilderness Lodging Association

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This week Timberjay editor Marshall Helmberger fills us in on the latest on copper-nickel mining in Hoyt Lakes - The Polymet Project, the public utilities commission and Frontier Communications, the fantastic Northwoods Grizzlies boys basketball team at State and Marshall's favorite time of the year:  crust skiing.

Approximate numbers in attendance according to our volunteer producers!

Grand Rapids      200

Ely                           75

Brainerd              350-500

Duluth                  2000+

Arco                       2

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This week Marshall tells us about the stories they covered in the Timberjay newspaper:  the maple tree tapping in downtown Ely, the Northwoods Grizzlies going to the state boys basketball tournament and what the 5 year moose survey found out. 

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