St. Louis County

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

This week we put together a program to learn more about some of the recent rumors and controversy surrounding refugee resettlement in northern MN.  That got us thinking ahead to election 2020 and how we as citizens can spot false information designed to stir up communities.


MN Dept. of Health

MinnPost data reporter Greta Kaul talked with Heidi Holtan on All Things Considered about the numbers of refugees coming into the state of Minnesota, where they come from and which counties don't and won't have resettlements of refugees coming in, but may still be voting due to the executive order of President Trump in September.

This week on the Friday Morning Show Marshall reports on the top stories from this this week's Timberjay newspaper including St. Louis County's board meeting where they tabled the vote on refugee resettlement until May, speculation on the abandoned Shopko building in Ely and the latest from the MN Chrismtas bird counts in northern MN. 

MN Dept. of Health

Last week Beltrami and St. Louis County discussed at their meetings the executive order by President Trump Enhancing State and Local Involvement in Refugee Resettlement.

One hundred years ago this week, October 12th, 1918, wildfires swept across fifteen hundred square miles of St. Louis, Carlton, Pine and Aitkin counties, killing over 450 people.  At the same time, World War One was coming to an end, and a virulent strain of a flu virus that came from a pig on a Kansas farm, was spreading around the world, and would eventually kill more than 50 million peoples in what has been called the deadliest epidemic in world history.

This week on the Border News Roundup:  Marshall reviews the political accomplishments of Tom Rukavina, the Bois Fort Primary election re-do and snowshoe hares adapting to our changing seasons.

Each week Marshall Helmberger fills us in on the news from NE Minnesota.  This week he filled us in on a new study commissioned by the Save the Boundary Waters campaign.  It takes a look at the economic costs of copper nickel mining. There is a public meeting on Tuesday July 25th at the Virginia High School from 5-7pm.