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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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11 Pieces

Documentaries and features from Minnesota Native News.

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

MN Native News: COVID-19 Daily Update

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

MN Native News: Health Report

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 20, 2020
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264 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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The well- respected published author Jim Northrup died on August first from complications of cancer. He was 73 years old. Born in Fond Du Lac, Jim...

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: A canoe makes its way through a wild rice bed., Credit: Eli Sagor, flickr.com/creative commons
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear election news from the Red Lake Nation, mixed reviews for a new state law concerning wild rice, lessons ...

Bought by KSRQ, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, KMSU, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Aug 02, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Robert Fairbanks and Jon Roberts are starring and producing their own movie "Rez Comedy".
This week on Minnesota Native News: the national Environmental Protection Agency has its say in the state’s environmental review of two proposed oi...

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


  • Added: Jul 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11
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The White Earth Band of Ojibwe has secured roughly 2 million dollars from the state of Minnesota to buy and conserve land near the reservation. The...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KSRQ, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KKWE Niijii Radio, WTIP and more


  • Added: Jul 13, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Governor Mark Dayton stands with newly appointed state Supreme Court Justice Anne McKeig.
This week on Minnesota Native News, Governor Dayton appoints the first state Supreme Court Justice of American Indian Descent and news from the rec...

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


  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
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The national opioid drug abuse crisis is hitting Minnesota American Indian communities especially hard. In 2015, Minnesota had more American India...

Bought by KMSU, KSRQ, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KVSC, KQAL and more


  • Added: Jun 29, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: A dancer on the arena floor at the second annual Bemijigimaag Pow Wow in Bemidji, April 2016.
This week on Minnesota Native News: It’s pow wow season so we bring you highlights from the Bemijigimaag pow wow that kicked off the season this s...

Bought by KUMD, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KFAI, KVSC, KQAL and more


  • Added: Jun 08, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Sally Jewel, Secretary of the Department of the Interior visited the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in May 2016., Credit: U.S. Department of the Interior
This week on Minnesota Native News: We hear highlights from the interview with Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewel and Dan Dan Hukulak with the...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KSRQ, KMSU, KKWE Niijii Radio, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE and more


  • Added: Jun 08, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is located in Washington DC., Credit: Howard Ignatius, flickr.com/commons
This Week on Minnesota Native News we hear about efforts to keep more Native women and children safe from trafficking, a Spirit Camp encourages com...

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


  • Added: Jun 08, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: In 2015 More American Indians in MN Died of Drug Poisoning than in Any Other State. , Credit: MN Department of Human Services, May 2016
For over a decade, the prescription pain killer and heroin abuse crisis has had a hold on communities across the U-S. Opioid overdoses tripled betw...

Bought by KMSU, KUMD, WGZS, KFAI, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 05, 2016
  • Length: 59:22
  • Purchases: 14