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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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49 Pieces

Individual stories from Minnesota Native news that make up the weekly newscasts.

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

MN Native News Special Edition: COVID-19 Community Conversations

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

Documentaries and features from Minnesota Native News.

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

MN Native News: COVID-19 Daily Update

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

MN Native News: Health Report

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 20, 2020
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324 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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47 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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11 Pieces

Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice is a journalism initiative from Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities, KMOJ Radio, and the Minnesota Humanities Center covering the trials of the officers accused of killing George Floyd, the community’s reaction, and exploring the changes needed to create a more just society.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Mar 08, 2021
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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

Pieces

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This week on Minnesota Native News, a new state judge brings a wealth of Indian Country expertise and a new partnership gives Native students a pla...

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  • Added: Aug 04, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 4
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On today’s show, we speak with fellow podcaster and Mille Lacs band member Donald Eubanks who recently retired from teaching social work at Metropo...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Jul 29, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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A new initiative focused on enhancing reporting on violence against Native women and girls in the United States has chosen a new director. And the ...

Bought by KUMD, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KSRQ, KKWE Niijii Radio, WTIP and more


  • Added: Jul 28, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This week, independent journalists unite as we check in with KingDemetrius Pendleton and Louie Tran with Move for Justice News. They discuss the ch...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Jul 24, 2021
  • Length: 28:32
  • Purchases: 1
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On Native Lights, we speak to Vern Northrup (Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe) who is a visual storyteller and a retired wildland firefighter. He shares ...

Bought by KVSC and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 22, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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In our second installment, Rep. Ruth Richardson returns to highlight some of the initiatives she led and continues to lead at the Minnesota House o...

Bought by KVSC and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Jul 22, 2021
  • Length: 28:32
  • Purchases: 2
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This is Minnesota Native News, I’m Marie Rock. This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear about the Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa’s p...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KUMD, KSRQ, KVSC, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 21, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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November 28, 1914 – Frederick Price was the distraught husband when the ambulance collected his dead wife, the victim of a fall off a river bluff. ...

Bought by KBEM, KVSC, KRPR, WTIP, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Jul 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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In the late 19th-century, Maria Louise Sanford was a star of the regional lecture circuit and one of the most charismatic professors at the Univers...

Bought by KBEM, KVSC, KRPR, WTIP, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Jul 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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1943 – Elizabeth “Betty” Wall, a pilot from Faribault, Minnesota, arrived in Texas, to do her part in the war. But, unlike male recruits, she had ...

Bought by KBEM, KVSC, KRPR, WTIP, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Jul 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7