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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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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
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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, reporter Emma Needham provides an update about ongoing work by Native organizations and activists to protect wa...

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


  • Added: Jul 27, 2023
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
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In 1922, Ralph Samuelson steamed the ends of two 8-foot boards, strapped them to his feet, and water skiing was born. But it was 40 years until any...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KRPR, KSRQ, WDSE, and KQAL


  • Added: Jul 25, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 5
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1975 – St. Paul composer and lyricist Dave Frishberg was known for hits like “I’m Hip” and “Peel a Grape.” Now he was being asking to write a song ...

Bought by KSRQ, KBEM, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KRPR, WDSE and more


  • Added: Jul 24, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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1986 – Virginia Clemens’ multiple sclerosis was making it harder for her to go outside and enjoy her favorite flowers. So her husband gave the land...

Bought by KSRQ, KBEM, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KRPR, WDSE and more


  • Added: Jul 24, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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1996 – Hollywood director Tim Burton fell in love with Topps trading card images created by two Minnesota artists thirty years before. But would au...

Bought by KSRQ, KBEM, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KRPR, WDSE and more


  • Added: Jul 24, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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2005 – Jim Denomie, Ojibwe artist from Minneapolis, had only been painting for fifteen years. Now 50, he wanted to bring the fun back into his art ...

Bought by KSRQ, KBEM, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KRPR, WDSE and more


  • Added: Jul 24, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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In 1975, Henry Boucha, Ojibwe hockey talent from Warroad, played for the Minnesota North Stars. He had a promising career ahead of him, until a win...

Bought by KBEM, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KRPR, KSRQ, WDSE and more


  • Added: Jul 24, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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Cole and Leah meet and chat with high school basketball coach John Villebrun (Bois Forte Band). John coaches girls’ basketball at Mountain Iron-Buh...

Bought by KSRQ and KVSC


  • Added: Jul 20, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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The crew discusses what grief looks like for themselves. Having all lost loved ones fairly recently, and not having an outlet to discuss it (as it ...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Jul 20, 2023
  • Length: 28:46
  • Purchases: 1
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The Crew digs into what makes a gather an authentic gathering, what foods are present? They talk about the commercialization of foods from their co...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Jul 20, 2023
  • Length: 28:31
  • Purchases: 1