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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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339 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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55 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

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Drug and alcohol addiction is an epidemic that has hit Native Communities particularly hard. This week on Minnesota Native News, a Native-Led Sobri...

Bought by KMSU, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KSRQ, KKWE Niijii Radio, WTIP and more


  • Added: Oct 27, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Anthony and Georgia talk with local clergy members Jim Bear Jacobs and Pamela Ngunjiri who lead the racial Justice department of the Minnesota Coun...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2021
  • Length: 28:31
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On today’s show, we talk with Robert Rice (White Earth Nation) the owner and operator of the Pow Wow Grounds coffee shop on Franklin Avenue in Sout...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
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With October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Counter Stories crew is joined by another survivor-advocate to shed light on the need for...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2021
  • Length: 28:34
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Now, the U.S. must respond to allegations of Indigenous rights violations related to the pipeline construction.

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KUMD, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, and WGZS


  • Added: Oct 21, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Alonzo J. Whiteman, aka, AJ Whiteman, aka the Penman, was a Minnesota legislator from Duluth. By the time he died in 1922, he was wanted in 40 citi...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KFAI Minneapolis, KRPR, WTIP, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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In 1912, Japan gifted 3,000 cherry trees to the United States, which were planted in Washington, D.C. One hundred years later, Japan made a second ...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KFAI Minneapolis, KRPR, WTIP, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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By the early 1980s, Maureen McCormick, oldest sister Marcia Brady on The Brady Bunch, was coming off a 5-year cocaine addiction, when she met an ac...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KFAI Minneapolis, KRPR, WTIP, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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In 1963, Bob Dylan was a folkie with a guitar when he appeared in Greenwood, Mississippi, on the front lines of the fight for Civil Rights. At a vo...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KFAI Minneapolis, KRPR, WTIP, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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In World War II, the Japanese occupation of the Pacific region cut off a precious kapok, a product of an Asian tree, used for life vests. So the Co...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KFAI Minneapolis, KRPR, WTIP, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8