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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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50 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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509 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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145 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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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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In a recent press conference, Minnesota health officials said it’s encouraging to see that COVID-19 numbers haven’t spiked since the protests -- or...

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  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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People who have chronic health challenges are more likely to have a severe health crisis if they get Covid-19, including asthma, lung disease, diab...

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


  • Added: Jun 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Lung disease, cancer, and now complications due to COVID19 are a few of the many dangers that smoking cigarettes or using commercial tobacco causes...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2020
  • Length: 28:33
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Minnesota Native News, questions of history and justice over a piece of Dakota land on the University of Minnesota campus.

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


  • Added: Jun 17, 2020
  • Length: 05:02
  • Purchases: 10
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The Minnesota Department of Health is encouraging Minnesotans with and without symptoms to get tested. Minnesota Native News team member Justus Sa...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1978, Ranee Ramaswamy, her husband and their three-year-old daughter moved from southern India to Minneapolis. Within a year, Ramaswamy would gi...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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In 2009, Todd Bol, who’d grown up in Stillwater, was renovating his garage when he decided to turn the old door into a memorial for his mother Esth...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, WDSE, KSRQ, KVSC and more


  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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In 1939, Gregg Jakobson was born in St. Paul, where he was adopted by a police chief and his wife. By 1968, Jakobson was a California session arran...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KSRQ, KVSC, KSRQ, KRPR and more


  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 13
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September 17, 1909, President William Howard Taft arrived in Winona, one stop in hundreds during the new president’s 56-day whistle-stop tour of Am...

Bought by KSRQ, KRPR, KKWE Niijii Radio, WDSE, KVSC and more


  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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In the late 19th century, with the Twin Cities rapidly expanding, it was becoming harder to reach distant points. St. Paul solved with the transpor...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15