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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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31 Pieces

Join us as we dive into Minnesota's rich and diverse heritage, from Dakota voices and Latin artists to wildlife conservation and cultural festivals. Discover stories of resilience, creativity, and community, exploring everything from herbalist traditions and creative writing programs for youth to the vibrant performances of South Asian theater companies. These episodes celebrate the multifaceted legacy of Minnesota, shining a light on the past, present, and future contributions of its diverse communities.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Jun 21, 2024
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514 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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147 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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Today, Marjorie Johnson is famous as Minnesota’s “Blue Ribbon baker.” She became a television celebrity and cookbook author after earning thousands...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
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While many veterans who were drafted or enlisted during the Korean War did not understand the demands of the battle that they would face, for one M...

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Some of the most difficult situations in the Korean War came in two bitter winters when American troops were poorly prepared to face extended days ...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
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Only a small number of the veterans of the Korean War era are women. Ruth Perry originally joined the service during World War 2 but she extended h...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
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What is officially called the Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act is more commonly known as the GI Bill. Established after World War 2, Congress e...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
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When a group of Minnesota Korean War veterans began meeting on a monthly basis more than three decades ago, some of their wives tagged along. They’...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
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The commander-in-chief during the Korean War was President Harry Truman. Jim Bresnahan, a young Minnesota Air Force officer, was near the seat of p...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
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One of the biggest stars in Hollywood toured military bases in Korea to entertain thousands of lonely US servicemen. One Minnesota veteran remember...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
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What many Americans know about the Korean War comes from the popular television show MASH, which was set during the conflict. One GI from Albert Le...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
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A twenty dollar bill mailed from his mother in Minnesota may have saved the life of one Korean War veteran. That lucky gift led him to exit the nav...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
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