Ampers

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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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485 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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139 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

Caption: Joy Friedman with MIWRC hands out snacks to those gathered in the tent camp., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week reporter Melissa Townsend has the latest on a homeless tent camp in Minneapolis. There are roughly 300 people - mostly Native - in the ca...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KMSU, KSRQ, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 19, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Jazz guitarist, Briand Morrison, talks about his and his father’s art.

  • Added: Sep 12, 2018
  • Length: 02:04
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Concerned community members come together to show support to those battling addiction in Mille Lacs.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 12, 2018
  • Length: 03:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Concerned community members come together to show support to those battling addiction in Mille Lacs, and jazz guitarist Briand Morrison talks about...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KKWE Niijii Radio, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KMSU, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 11, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This week on Minnesota Native News, hard work is underway to address the housing crisis – and the wild rice harvest begins.

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KMOJ-FM, KKWE Niijii Radio, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 13

  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 02:06
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Treaty Rights, Climate Justice, and Decolonization were discussed in packed house in Duluth.

  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 02:34
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Treaty Rights, Climate Justice, and Decolonization were discussed in packed house in Duluth… and Franklin Avenue bustled with energy for Open Stree...

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


  • Added: Aug 29, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Sharon Day completes this year's Nibiwalk along the Wisconsin River., Credit: Chas Jewett
Bois Forte Ojibwe Grandmother Sharon Day has just finished this year’s Nibiwalk. It was an 11 day journey — 387 miles along the Wisconsin River.

  • Added: Aug 28, 2018
  • Length: 01:08
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Sarah Agaton Howes is one of two moccasin artists who have been named 2018 Native American Artists in Residence at the Minnesota Historical Society...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, WDSE, KKWE Niijii Radio, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, and WGZS


  • Added: Aug 28, 2018
  • Length: 03:02
  • Purchases: 5