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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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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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In 1924, Frances Gumm made her stage debut at age two in Grand Rapids, singing “Jingle Bells.” Britt Aamodt tells the story of the girl who became ...

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


  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
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The Together Again tour was supposed to be a 29-city reunion tour of three of the original Rat Packers: Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin and Frank Sin...

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


  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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It was almost like Charles Schulz was destined to be an artist. Days after his birth, November 26, 1922, an uncle nicknamed him Spark Plug after a ...

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


  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Mainstream institutions have struggled to accurately and ethically tell the story of what happened to the Dakota People in 1862. As Laurie Stern re...

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


  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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And… September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The Division of Indian Work in Minneapolis speaks to the need and availability of culturally ...

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 02:59
  • Purchases: 1
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This week… the McKnight Foundation’s 2019 Distinguished Artist Award goes to a Native artist for the first time.

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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This week… the McKnight Foundation’s 2019 Distinguished Artist Award goes to a Native artist for the first time. And… September is Suicide Preven...

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


  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Many Native people are dissatisfied with the media portrayal of Indigenous communities across Turtle Island. In this episode, we hear from a Nativ...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 53:44
  • Purchases: 1
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In the era of #metoo and #timesup many Native women are making culturally specific, safe spaces for each other to heal from sexual violence. In thi...

Bought by Interlochen Public Radio and KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 44:07
  • Purchases: 2
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This show is about family — in all its different forms. A lot of Native families have been disrupted one way or another by government sponsored ge...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 42:25
  • Purchases: 1