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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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339 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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55 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

Pieces

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This week on Minnesota Native News — Chippewa bands halt waste water from the Mesabi nugget plant, Little Earth gets into the restaurant business a...

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


  • Added: Jul 16, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Dave Anderson is best known for his successful barbecue chain Famous Dave's. Allison Herrera explains how he turned obstacles into opportunity.

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


  • Added: Jul 14, 2014
  • Length: 01:31
  • Purchases: 13
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During and after the first world war, many Americans held fears and suspicions against Germans living in the United States. As producer Allison Her...

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


  • Added: Jul 14, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 28
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Minnesota Nice...it's a phrase a lot of people know. But...where does it come from? Producer Allison Herrera tries not to rock the boat as she digs...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KKWE Niijii Radio, WGZS, KVSC, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 11, 2014
  • Length: 01:33
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: Safe Harbor, Credit: Manolo Guijarro
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about possible changes to the laws that prosecute trafficked girls and boys, how new B.I.A. rules might ...

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


  • Added: Jul 09, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 7
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World famous potter Warren MacKenzie has taught hundreds of students at the University of Minnesota and has created an ethos about living with beau...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, KFAI Minneapolis, Radio K and more


  • Added: Jul 09, 2014
  • Length: 01:34
  • Purchases: 22
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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
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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