Ampers

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Ampers is an association of 18 independent community radio stations in Minnesota.  Each station is locally managed and programmed by and for the local communities they serve.  Ampers is the largest network of community radio stations in the state of Minnesota and one of the largest of its kind in the United States. From Grand Marais, and Thief River Falls, to Mankato and Winona, and just about everywhere in between, we’ve got Minnesota covered. Our combined audience is about 250,000 devoted listeners.  Ampers has no affiliation with Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) and receives no financial support from MPR. 

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Documentaries and features from Minnesota Native News.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Dec 29, 2016
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34 Pieces

MN Native News: COVID-19 Daily Update

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 20, 2020
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7 Pieces

MN Native News: Health Report

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 20, 2020
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259 Pieces

MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds" is a history program airing on Ampers stations in Minnesota. It is a co-production of Ampers and the Minnesota Historical Society.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Jan 29, 2014
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24 Pieces

The special series of Native Lights is all about connecting with our neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Mar 27, 2020
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12 Pieces

We amplify stories of people within Minnesota’s Native communities. We explore the history, work, strength, and resiliency of Native people who are shaping the future, while appreciating those who came before.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Aug 28, 2019
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Weekly series from KRPR radio, about happenings around town in Rochester, MN and surrounding areas.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Jun 20, 2019
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55 Pieces

People share their personal stories, strategies and perspectives on preventing and managing diabetes, in these relatable and inspirational segments.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Apr 12, 2017
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27 Pieces

Native Americans share their personal experiences and challenges of quitting commercial tobacco and reclaiming sacred tobacco.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Apr 12, 2017
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30 Pieces

Memories and stories of Minnesota's Vietnam veterans.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Oct 04, 2017

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Marybeth shares how her husband’s dementia was challenging, but getting into a support group helped her cope.

  • Added: Feb 28, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Glenda talks about how she managed her mother’s deteriorating health with her mom’s desire to be independent.

  • Added: Feb 28, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Dave talks about his fears and conflictions over getting his own patient directive papers completed.

  • Added: Feb 28, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Marcella talks about how keeping a “home-like” environment within the health care facility, made a big difference to her father in his final days.

  • Added: Feb 28, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Russell shares his view on why talking about death among family members is so important, even as you fight for life.

  • Added: Feb 28, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Chris shares her mistaken preconception that her parent’s death would be a bonding experience for entire family.

  • Added: Feb 28, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
Caption: Mni Waconi was the theme of a recent gathering at MIA where painters learned Dakota names for water., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News: tribal officials gather for summit on energy projects, new Native DFL representative Jamie Becker-Finn sits dow...

Bought by KFAI, KMSU, KUMD, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Feb 22, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
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This week on Minnesota Native News — water protectors react to construction resuming on the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KFAI, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KUMD, KMSU and more


  • Added: Feb 15, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: St. Paul students created art they think should be hung in the renovated state capitol building.
This week on Minnesota Native News, one of the new Native state legislators tells her story, a new generation thinks about art at the capitol and t...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KFAI, KMSU, KUMD, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE and more


  • Added: Feb 08, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Nationally recognized for his contributions to healthcare reform, Phil Norgarrd retired after 37 years with the Fond Du Lac Band's Human Services Division.
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about the campaign to divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline, work at the state capitol to recognize the...

Bought by KMSU, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, WTIP, KQAL and more


  • Added: Feb 01, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11