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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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374 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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77 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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12 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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Making a career in the arts can be a challenge, but Native Artists are found flourishing in the sector. There are many lessons to learn from them -...

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


  • Added: Mar 21, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Reporter Melissa Townsend sits down with Dr. Arne Vainio and Dr. Mary Owen to talk about the rising rates of diabetes in Native communities and oth...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, WTIP, and WGZS


  • Added: Mar 19, 2018
  • Length: 57:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Dr. Mary Owen is Director of the Center of American Indian and Minority Health at the University of Minnesota. , Credit: UMN
For decades now there have been active efforts to recruit more American Indians to be medical doctors. Reporter Melissa Townsend has this report ab...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KMSU, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, WDSE and more


  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 11
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Barbara Kopple won her first Oscar for a documentary about Kentucky coal workers. She won her second Oscar for a documentary about striking meat pa...

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


  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Sister Elizabeth Kenny wasn’t a nun. She got the title sister from her work as a nurse in Australia. But she’d remembered today, says Britt Aamodt,...

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


  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
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Chris Fisher was teaching anthropology when he was invited to be part of an expedition. Britt Aamodt follows Fisher on his quest to locate an ancie...

Bought by KSRQ, KFAI Minneapolis, KSRQ, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
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Peg Kehret was just a kid looking forward to homecoming when her leg muscle began to twitch. Britt Aamodt tells the story of Peg’s polio year.

Bought by WDSE, KSRQ, KVSC, WTIP, KFAI Minneapolis and more


  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 20
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Every year, the Library of Congress’s National Film Preservation Foundation selects 25 films for inclusion in the National Film Registry. Among the...

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


  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
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This week on Minnesota Native News: Reporter Cole Premo explores the controversy surrounding a popular native comfort food, fried bread.

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


  • Added: Mar 07, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
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A grassroots effort to help people struggling with opioid addiction is expanding from Minneapolis to Duluth. Since 2016 Natives Against Heroin has ...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio and WGZS


  • Added: Mar 07, 2018
  • Length: 01:10
  • Purchases: 2