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Marshall Helmberger

Every Friday Marshall and I get a chance to talk... this week we continued the conversation about the election of Minnesota's District 8.  Since the talk we've had other's join the race.  But you'll want to hear the WHOLE conversation as Marshall tells us about a new kinds of woodpeckers spotted near his home in Tower.

As of right now, here's who is running for the District 8 Congressional seat:

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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. 

http://www.orrcenter.com/self-sustainability

This week on the Border News Roundup Timberjay editor Marshall Helmberger told us about ambitious and innovative Orr Recreation and Resource Center.  They are using an old school building to explore sustainability, alternative energies and local food including aquaponics.  The Homesteading and Sustainability Expo is August 19th & 20th.