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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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Each week Timberjay editor Marshall Helmberger tells us about the stories they've been covering.  This week, besides an update on the Bois Forte band, the US Forest Service change in a study on lands where copper nickel mining is proposed, the Ely Winter Festival and gray foxes showing up far more north then they usually do. 

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