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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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Nobel prize winning plant pathologist Norman Borlaug helped millions of farmers worldwide fend off starvation and save their crops with his inventi...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KRPR, Radio K, KSRQ, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 09, 2014
  • Length: 01:33
  • Purchases: 21
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It's one thing to be an admirer of retro fashion, and then there's zubaz. Allison Herrera tells us more about the pants worn by gym enthusiasts and...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KVSC, KSRQ, KFAI Minneapolis, Radio K and more


  • Added: Jul 09, 2014
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 22
Caption: Red Lake Chairman Darrell Seki, Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News: Next steps after the Washington football team trademark ruling, the first initiatives from the new Red Lake Nat...

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


  • Added: Jul 02, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Lake Itasca is one of Minnesota's most famous tourist destinations. It wasn't always that way...

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


  • Added: Jun 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 25
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The world's most famous detective has a large fan base right here...in Minnesota. Producer Allison Herrera tells us all about it.

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


  • Added: Jun 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 22
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Wanda Gag’s books “Millions of Cats” and “ABC Bunny” remain two of the most popular books for new readers. Allison Herrera explains why. .

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KKWE Niijii Radio, WGZS, Radio K, KVSC and more


  • Added: Jun 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:31
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: An Image from Rosie Simas's "We Wait in Darkness".
This week on Minnesota Native News: Minnesota Chippewa Tribe election news, tribes shaping medical research, challenges facing Native performers, a...

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


  • Added: Jun 25, 2014
  • Length: 05:02
  • Purchases: 7
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Even when materials were scarce, Faribault Woolen Mill found a way to weave blankets for soldiers.

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KKWE Niijii Radio, WGZS, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 24, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Lake Harriet streetcar, Credit: (photo: Art Hughes)
Urban Minnesota transit was once a for-profit venture.

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KUMD, KSRQ, KUMD, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 24, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17

  • Added: Jun 24, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12