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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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384 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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87 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

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The 1976 film Logan’s Run posited a utopian city under a dome. But that science fiction nearly became reality in Northern Minnesota. Producer Britt...

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


  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 21
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Violence against Native people is disproportionately high. The CDC reports for the year 2014 that homocide was the fourth leading cause of death in...

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


  • Added: Feb 21, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Leaders at the White Earth Band Public Health Department are trying new ways to connect tribal members with the Band’s health services. February is...

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


  • Added: Feb 14, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Wild Rice , Credit: Cole Premo
This week on Minnesota Native News: We hear about researchers using wild rice to predict the health of Minnesota’s lakes and streams -- and get an ...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KMSU, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KQAL, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Feb 06, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11
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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