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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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509 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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145 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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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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Summer 2018, Jared Yost just finished mowing a lawn when he heard the sounds of an animal in distress. A kitten, or so he thought. Britt Aamodt has...

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


  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 14
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear from the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, which just received a $500,000 grant from the Bush F...

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


  • Added: Nov 19, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's Understand Native Minnesota is a new multi-million dollar philanthropic campaign to improve the Native A...

Bought by WDSE


  • Added: Nov 18, 2019
  • Length: 13:19
  • Purchases: 1
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Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe member Cheryl Minnema [MIN-eh-muh] published her first childrens book in 2014. And her second children’s book is out now....

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Nov 18, 2019
  • Length: 02:08
  • Purchases: 1
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St. Paul based artist Julie Buffalohead has a new exhibit opening at the Minneapolis Institute of Art later this month. Buffalohead is a citizen of...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:39
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a big boost to a handful of organizations working with Native communities. We also hear about a ne...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KSRQ, WGZS, KMSU, WDSE and more


  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we look forward to two very different grand openings. One is a permanent exhibit at the Minnesota History Cente...

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


  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Red Lake Nation recently changed who can be a citizen. It used to require one-quarter Red Lake blood quantum. As Laurie Stern reports, the Minnesot...

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


  • Added: Oct 30, 2019
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 10
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This week… Women’s Handrumming groups gathered at the Cloquet Foresty Center to share songs and knowledge… to make drums, and celebrate community.

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


  • Added: Oct 22, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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In 1856, a group of men and women drove ox carts hundreds of miles from Wisconsin to Minnesota. Their settlement in Greenleafton became the first D...

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


  • Added: Oct 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17