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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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25 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

Pieces

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Totten “Tot” Heffelfinger was an amateur golfer who worried that Minnesota’s golf courses were becoming too small and cramped for a new era of hard...

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


  • Added: Aug 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Beginning with the 1996 film “Fargo” and continuing in 2014 with the spin-off TV series, actors have inhabited a fictional universe centered in sma...

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


  • Added: Aug 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 14
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Mark Sertich from West Duluth was a hockey player but not just any old hockey player. Britt Aamodt takes a page from the Guinness Book of Records w...

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


  • Added: Aug 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
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Leech Lake Community members recently meet with E-P-A officials to discuss the path forward for cleaning up tribal land, contaminated decades ago b...

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


  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 9
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This week, we’ll hear more from our recently released podcast - Native Lights: Where Indigenous Voices Shine. Throughout the first season, we’re j...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KVSC, KMSU, WTIP, WGZS and more


  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Deb Foster and Jasmine Grika
Leah and Cole talk about what is was like when their own family fostered Native kids. They introduce us to people from every part of the foster car...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KMSU, WDSE, KQAL, WTIP and more


  • Added: Jul 31, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Cole Premo and Leah Lemm
Almost a year ago, the Minnesota Native News team asked the community what it wanted to hear more about. Our sense of humor, you said. Our resilien...

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


  • Added: Jul 24, 2019
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 11
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Less than a month before, in May 1964, the Rolling Stones’ first LP hit American record stores. So when they rolled into Excelsior, Minnesota, ther...

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


  • Added: Jul 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 19
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In the late 1980s, Alison Bechdel moved to Minneapolis to work for the LGBT newspaper Equal Time. But in her spare time, she drew and elaborated on...

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


  • Added: Jul 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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For years, Kate DiCamillo called herself a writer, thought of herself as a writer, but wasn’t actually doing much writing—until a cold Minnesota wi...

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


  • Added: Jul 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16