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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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490 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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143 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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In 1888, Samuel Green became the University of Minnesota’s newest horticulturist. But his interests ranged beyond agriculture to the state of Minne...

Bought by KSRQ, WDSE, KKWE Niijii Radio, KRPR, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: May 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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In 1941, the U.S. Military had an assignment for Ancel Keys, University of Minnesota physiologist: Create a combat ration that packs a caloric punc...

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


  • Added: May 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Biidaapi: s/he comes laughing. (Ojibwemowin) Hello! Connecting with friends and family during this pandemic is incredibly important. So today, we...

  • Added: May 18, 2020
  • Length: 11:57
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Biidaapi: s/he comes laughing. (Ojibwemowin) Greetings! Today we catch up with Deb Foster (St. Croix Ojibwe), Executive Director of the Ain Dah Y...

  • Added: May 14, 2020
  • Length: 15:40
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Biidaapi: s/he comes laughing. (Ojibwemowin) Boozhoo! Today we meet Maggie Thompson (Fond du Lac Ojibwe) the owner/designer/artist at Makwa Studi...

  • Added: May 14, 2020
  • Length: 09:49
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The state of Minnesota’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force is continuing its work to create recommendations for the state in its res...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: May 13, 2020
  • Length: 01:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Twin cities based non-profit, Dream of Wild health, is expanding its farm operation to help meet community needs.

  • Added: May 13, 2020
  • Length: 03:20
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Twin cities based non-profit, Dream of Wild health, is expanding its farm operation to help meet community needs. But first… the state of Minnesota...

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


  • Added: May 12, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Minnesota's U.S. Senator Tina Smith sits on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Tribes across the U.S. have been expecting their share of 8-billion dollars from the federal CARES Act that was passed at the end of March to suppo...

Bought by WDSE, KSRQ, and WGZS


  • Added: May 07, 2020
  • Length: 09:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Biidaapi: s/he comes laughing. (Ojibwemowin) Greetings! Today we’re happy to speak with Vanessa Goodthunder (Lower Sioux) who is the Director of ...

  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 12:38