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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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509 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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146 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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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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Justine Kerfoot never intended to stay in Minnesota. But the Great Depression led her to the lodge on the Gunflint Trail and the wild spaces that w...

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  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 27
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Beavers live in every county in Minnesota. Their large teeth can cut through a tree in minutes. Britt Aamodt wonders why beaver teeth are orange an...

Bought by WDSE, KSRQ, KVSC, WTIP, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 21
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In 1996, William Lyle was only trying to dig up gravel for his farm’s driveways. Britt Aamodt looks at what he found instead: the bones of a woolly...

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  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 22
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Jeno Paulucci had a flair for deals and an eye for opportunity. Britt Aamodt has the story of the son of Italian immigrants who made it big with hi...

Bought by KVSC, KSRQ, WDSE, KVSC, WTIP and more


  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 22
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This week's Minnesota Native News previews Dodging Bullets, a new film about historical trauma.

Bought by WDSE, KFAI Minneapolis, KVSC, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KMSU and more


  • Added: Apr 11, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Sqeevercoon2 is the robot built by students at the Circle of Life Academy on the White Earth reservation., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News, the robotics team from White Earth’s Circle of Life Academy takes their robot to compete in the regional tourna...

Bought by KMSU, KSRQ, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, WDSE, KVSC and more


  • Added: Apr 04, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear from Sean Sherman, The Sioux Chef, who is a finalist for a national culinary award. Here’s reporter Col...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2018
  • Length: 02:58
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear about Native American Church’s lawsuit against the TSA and how it resulted in better training for scree...

Bought by WGZS


  • Added: Mar 31, 2018
  • Length: 02:14
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear about the Native American Church’s lawsuit against the TSA and how it resulted in better training for s...

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


  • Added: Mar 28, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
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“Wellness Rising: Coming Together to Prevent and Manage Diabetes” is a magazine style show, featuring vital perspectives from health providers, com...

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


  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 58:24
  • Purchases: 4