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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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49 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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334 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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52 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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11 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

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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about the impact of some new voting procedures, how MNSURE can impact tribal health costs and Sandpiper ...

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  • Added: Nov 12, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: A protester holds a sign at the MN rally to change the name of the Washington NFL team., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a new focus on historical trauma to heal old wounds and a celebration of unity against the Washing...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KUMD, KFAI Minneapolis, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Nov 05, 2014
  • Length: 06:28
  • Purchases: 7
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This week on Minnesota Native News an Ojibwe elder could impact the election outcome in the 8th Congressional District, a coalition is working to i...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KUMD, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Senator Jon Tester is the chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs., Credit: reuters.com
This week on Minnesota Native News the Chair of the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee tours Minnesota’s Indian Country, MN Educators discuss new...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KFAI Minneapolis, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KVSC, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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For a short time just after the Civil war, it looked like gold would be the mineral to make Minnesota miners rich. The Vermilion Gold rush of 1865 ...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 01:31
  • Purchases: 24
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A Minnesota surgeon’s pioneering and lifesaving transplant operation played a large role in developing a nationwide organ donor system. The patient...

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


  • Added: Oct 15, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 14
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Starting about the time that Minnesota became a state, people who were incapable of working or perhaps down on their luck had a network of private ...

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  • Added: Oct 15, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: An oil train waits for traffic to clear in St. Paul., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News: proposed oil pipelines won’t reduce oil train traffic across the state, Minneapolis celebrates its first Indig...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KSRQ, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KUMD, KFAI Minneapolis and more


  • Added: Oct 15, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 7
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In this special edition Minnesota Native News covers the recent health summit hosted by the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and the state Departme...

Bought by KMSU, WGZS, KVSC, KSRQ, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Oct 01, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Desegregating schools in southern states took a presidential declaration and national guard protection. But one of Minnesota’s most notable politic...

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 21