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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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384 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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87 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

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This week on Minnesota Native News, we present the first of three special episodes featuring a Minnesota view of the standoff at Standing Rock over...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KQAL, KMSU, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, WDSE and more


  • Added: Nov 17, 2016
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox stand on the shores of Lake Bemidji.
This Week on Minnesota Native News, we recognized the 50th anniversary of the historic tribal boycott of businesses in Bemidji, Minnesota.

Bought by KMSU, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, WTIP, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota and more


  • Added: Nov 08, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Leech Lake Tribal & Community College Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month., Credit: LLTCC
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear community cries to bring Minnesota law enforcement home from Standing Rock, Leech Lake celebrates Americ...

Bought by KMSU, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KSRQ, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 02, 2016
  • Length: :00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Rosy Simas Dance and InterMedia Arts Presented "Skin(s)" in Minneapolis recently., Credit: Skin(s) p.r.
This week on Minnesota Native News, supply drives multiply for Standing Rock, UMN discusses questions of tribal sovereignty and a new multi-media a...

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


  • Added: Oct 26, 2016
  • Length: :00
  • Purchases: 11
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The photo is iconic: Janis Joplin astride a Harley-Davidson. Britt Aamodt tells us how a Minnesotan captured that indelible image.

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


  • Added: Oct 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
Caption: A map shows the existing Line 3 oil pipeline and the proposed route for its replacement., Credit: Enbridge Energy Corporation
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about recent developments with the Line 3 oil pipeline in Minnesota, new affordable housing meets a desp...

Bought by KVSC, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KMSU, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KQAL and more


  • Added: Oct 19, 2016
  • Length: :00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Shaynowishkung or Chief Bemidji stands in Bemidji which celebrated its first Indigeneous People's Day on 10/10/16.
This week on Minnesota Native News: the story behind this year’s Indigenous People’s Day celebration in Bemidji, Minnesota.

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KFAI Minneapolis, WDSE, KMSU and more


  • Added: Oct 12, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Many believe addiction in Native American communities stems from the struggle to deal with generations of unaddressed trauma. Culturally specifi...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2016
  • Length: 53:32
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This week on Minnesota Native News: President Obama acknowledges Standing Rock water and land protectors at a conference in Washington, and federal...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KMSU, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KFAI Minneapolis, KQAL and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Dr. Arne Vainio recently received one of the 2016 Virginia Binger McNight Unsung Hero Awards.
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a short ricing season on an iconic lake, the healing nature of growing food and the Unsung Hero at...

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


  • Added: Sep 28, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12