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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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344 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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59 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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Minnesota has one of the more robust black newspaper scenes in the country. At one time, there were nearly one hundred. The oldest such newspaper ...

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


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 25
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When we think of space and space exploration, we tend to think of stars like Neil Armstrong taking his first steps on the moon. Behind the scenes, ...

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


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 01:31
  • Purchases: 26
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Minneapolis native and legendary golfer Patty Berg made her mark and opened the door for women golfers in the 1930's. As Allison Herrera explains s...

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


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 01:31
  • Purchases: 28
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Nerf ball...the classic 70's toy got it's start right here in St. Paul Minnesota.

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


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 01:32
  • Purchases: 12
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Walter Mondale is one of Minnesota’s most well-known and well respected politicians to make his mark on the national scene. Many people remember hi...

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


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 29
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Bogs and peatlands are specialized wetland communities formed at the end of the last ice age. They are low in oxygen and high in acidity-making it...

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


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Intercollegiate basketball conjures up images of March Madness and games played at some of the nations most popular universities. The birthplace of...

Bought by KSRQ, KRPR, KVSC, WTIP, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 32
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Just about every kitchen probably has one…a bundt cake pan. And as Allison Herrera tells us, you can trace the origin of the popular pan back her...

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


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 13
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The black box is one of the most crucial parts of an airplane. It's a recording device built to withstand extreme heat, high impact and water. It t...

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


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 01:31
  • Purchases: 13
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The game of Twister got it's start as a back to school gimmick. St. Paul based ad man Reyn Guyer turned it into a legend by creating a game where t...

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


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 01:31
  • Purchases: 28