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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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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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Northwestern National Life Insurance had outgrown its building in Minneapolis. So it tapped Minoru Yamasaki, a Detroit architect and designer of th...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, KQAL, KBEM, KRPR and more


  • Added: Sep 15, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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Dan Patch was the greatest athlete in the country. Now the standardbred horse was going to make it official by breaking the world record for harnes...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, KQAL, KBEM, KRPR and more


  • Added: Sep 15, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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Kate Champa just wanted to feed her ten kids and keep a roof over their heads. But the law had a problem with how she was doing it: making bootleg ...

Bought by KRPR, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KSRQ, KBEM, WTIP and more


  • Added: Sep 14, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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Taking a break from our Legislative Wrap Up, the crew gathers to celebrate joys in our latest Grab Bag show. We celebrate the recent accomplishment...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 14, 2023
  • Length: 28:35
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we revisit a trip Native Lights hosts and MN Native News reporters Cole Premo and Leah Lemm took to the Four Si...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KSRQ, WTIP, WDSE, and KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Sep 14, 2023
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Today, Leah and Cole chat with Tony Drews (first-generation direct descendent of Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe), a lifelong student of Ojibwe culture a...

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA


  • Added: Sep 14, 2023
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Today, Leah and Cole chat with artist Shaun Chosa. Shaun's art boldly blends Indigenous heritage, counterculture, and pop culture influences, echoi...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2023
  • Length: 28:28
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In our second installment, the crew discusses the community impact of the new law giving those who have left prison the right to vote. This action ...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2023
  • Length: 28:34
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This week, Dakota people in Minnesota celebrate a Land Back victory, the Lake Superior Nibi Walk wraps up, the school nurse for the Red Lake Nation...

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


  • Added: Sep 07, 2023
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
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As many as 55,000 Minnesotans are regaining their right to cast a ballot with the passing of the Restore the Vote bill. The new law means restoring...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2023
  • Length: 28:30