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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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379 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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81 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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This week on Minnesota Native News, crisis may be averted at a unique home for Native women, and a Minnesota tribe sues big pharmaceutical companie...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KQAL, and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
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American Indian tribes across Minnesota may soon have a greater say in what happens at the five University of Minnesota campuses.

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and WTIP


  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 02:40
  • Purchases: 2
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Fond du Lac photographer and retired wildland fire fighter Vern Northrup has a new photography exhibit in Duluth, Minnesota. It’s called Ishkode, t...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 02:23
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about how American Indian tribes may soon have a greater say in what happens at University of Minnesota ...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KKWE Niijii Radio, KMSU, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KQAL and more


  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Tribal communities received grants from the Super Bowl Host Committee, some with reservations.
This year thousands of football fans flooding into Minneapolis for the Super Bowl, spend money on hotels, restaurants, and souvenirs in the Twin Ci...

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


  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Should a politician’s faith bar him from serving in Congress? Britt Aamodt has the story of a Minnesota congressman whose election said it shouldn’t.

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


  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Minnesota abolished the death penalty in 1911. Britt Aamodt examines the case that tipped public and political opinion against capital punishment.

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


  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 20
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Growing up in Hibbing, MN, Vincent Bugliosi never could have predicted that one day he would encounter the man some called the most dangerous man a...

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


  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 20
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Northwest Airlines was Minnesota’s airlines from 1926 until the merger with Delta in 2008. Britt Aamodt looks at the museum that keeps the airline ...

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


  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 21
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Dick Erdall was president of Minneapolis’ city council. And it was that position, says Britt Aamodt, that installed Erdall in the mayor’s office, u...

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


  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 20