Heidi Holtan

News and Public Affairs Director

Heidi Holtan is News and Public Affairs Director for Northern Community Radio. She is on-air host and executive producer for the Morning Show and the Give and Take, and is also responsible for our local presence on All Things Considered and As It Happens. She produces a popular Minnesota book feature called RealGoodWords.

On the job, Heidi is smart and creative. She’s an innovator and collaborator who works closely with news hosts and producers to help them achieve the best on-air sound possible.

In her personal life Heidi is a Minnesota Lynx fan, a Blandin Leadership grad, a self-professed bookaholic, a lover of cooking shows, and a former member of the Iron Range Maidens roller derby team. Heidi grew up on a resort near Brainerd, and used to “play radio” when she was a kid. She presently lives on a lake in Grand Rapids with her husband Tom and two cats, Jasper and Aiko.

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Minn Post reporter Briana Bierschbach broke the story of sexual harassment in the MN Legislature in November of 2017.  Senator Dan Schoen (D) of St.

Timberjay Newspaper

Every Friday morning we check in with Marshall Helmberger about the stories they've been covering at the Timberjay newspaper.  This week his topics were the Mining Tax Guide, Representative Emmer's "the Miner Act", a study on the impact of climate change on winter recreation tourism and how the changes of the deer permit areas in NE MN will impact the moose population. 

Here's your special podcast/website ONLY edition of the Give and Take, unfiltered.  ENJOY!

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This time Aaron and Chuck move into contemporary times.  Is it possible to be a liberal Republican or a conservative Democrat in this day and age?

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In this segment they reference Bill Bishop's book "The Big Sort".

Marshall Helmberger

Today we talked with Marshall Helmberger of the Timberjay newspaper on development hiccups in Tower, MN and icy gravel roads as well as Congressman Nolan and Congressman Emmer and next steps toward copper nickel mining on the Iron Range and BWCA. 

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