Ely MN

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Every week Timberjay publisher and editor Marshall Helmberger tells us about the stories he's been covering.  This week a tragic house fire, a look at the opinions and economics of copper nickel mining, Rep.

We spoke with Ellen Cashman from the Ely Chamber of Commerce about the upcoming Blueberry & Art Festival in Ely!  It's going on this weekend - Friday afternoon and all day Saturday and Sunday.  There seems to be something for everyone, so if you're out and about, check it out. 

Brian Naykki manages the Ely Farmers Market.  The Ely Market  prides itself on being the Minnesota farmers market with the shortest growing season.  That said, yesterday it hosted 42 vendors selling a variety of products including strawberries, vegetables, kombucha, oven fired pizza, syrup, and local art.   Ely may have the shortest growing season in the state, but it celebrates gardening in a big way. From vegetable races to the kid-focused plant-your-own-pizza party to rhubarb leaf contests, Ely gets into its Farmers Market.

On the first Friday of each month we connect with people across the listening region to find out what is going on in the arts scenes in their towns.  In this segment, we make our way from Grand Rapids to Ely to Bemidji, Brainerd and Bagley! So much happening.  Get out and enjoy the creative spirit of northern Minnesota!

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Each Friday morning at 7:20 we check in with Marshall Helmberger to find out about the stories that he and his team of reporters have been covering in northeastern MN.  This week the top story is Congressman Rick Nolan's continued support of the Twin Metals Copper Nickel mining project.  Marshall explains the complications of this story and what he thinks are the far reaching implications.  Also Ely's take on the lifting of the Sunday liquor laws and opening fishing o

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