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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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It was November 1913 when the tranquil town of Duluth, Minnesota, was suddenly thrust into the heart of a tempest that would go down in history. Kn...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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In 1947, 25-year-old Charles M. Schulz made history with his “Peanuts” debut in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, marking the genesis of an enduring Amer...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: BearPaw Shields, Director of SCSU’s Indigenous Learning Community, with Aria, a student at SCSU, taken during the sweetgrass planting event. , Credit: BearPaw Shields
This week, Sherburne County partnered with St. Cloud State University to offer a chance for Indigenous students to connect with both the land and t...

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2023
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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On today’s episode, Leah and Cole speak with Ernest Briggs (White Earth Nation), who is a director, writer, producer, teacher, and actor from the T...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2023
  • Length: 28:29
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This session, Minnesota joined a growing list of states enacting the CROWN Act (Creating a Respectful & Open World for Natural Hair). This amendmen...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and WTIP


  • Added: Oct 05, 2023
  • Length: 28:32
  • Purchases: 2
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Today, Leah and Cole chat with Adrienne Zimiga-January, a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation who has been creating and performing in the Twin Citi...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Migizi Communication's New Building
An important community-builder celebrates its new home.

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KSRQ, and WDSE


  • Added: Oct 04, 2023
  • Length: 05:02
  • Purchases: 3
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Several acts passed into law this session focused on reproductive health. The PRO Act established a fundamental right to abortion access and reprod...

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week, we get COVID-19 updates with a clip from the latest Community Health Conversation with Leah Lemm and Dr. Antony Stately, which also feat...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KQAL, WDSE, WGZS, and KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 27, 2023
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Author Byron Graves from the Red Lake Nation, Credit: Photographer: Mike Finney
This week, a new novel called Rez Ball uses basketball to tell the story of an Ojibwe teen on the Red Lake Reservation. Reporter Emma Needham inter...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, WDSE, KMSU, and WGZS


  • Added: Sep 21, 2023
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 5