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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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389 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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92 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

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
Caption: Ground cherries were a surprise find this year at the Little Earth garden., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News: tribes celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Minnesota Indian Gaming compacts and Native gardeners in Minneapol...

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


  • Added: Sep 21, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Tim Brown (2nd from right) rides in the Indian Horse Relay while his sons serve as his horse handling team., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News: the Redwood County Museum hosts its first exhibit of Dakota artists, and an Ojibwe rider runs in the Indian Hor...

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


  • Added: Sep 14, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
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This week on Minnesota Native News: the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe gathers support from across Minnesota and beyond to protect water and land.

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


  • Added: Sep 08, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Barbie Maas and Karen Connor wait for the start of the KweStrong Indigenous Women's Triathlon at Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis.
This week on Minnesota Native News: a new policy to curb pill shopping takes effect in I.H.S. clinics, women gather for Kwestrong [Quay Strong] at ...

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


  • Added: Aug 31, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: The spirit camp near the DAPL construction site is a place to gather, and keep an eye on construction. , Credit: KILI Radio/facebook
This week on Minnesota Native News: urgent concerns about new oil pipelines move from Minnesota to North Dakota and more.

Bought by KMSU, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, WTIP, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, WDSE and more


  • Added: Aug 24, 2016
  • Length: 04:56
  • Purchases: 10
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Nearly 100 people gathered in Minneapolis recently to discuss responses to the opioid drug crisis in the urban Indian community there. Tribes and t...

Bought by WDSE, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KQAL, KVSC, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 17, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 12
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The well- respected published author Jim Northrup died on August first from complications of cancer. He was 73 years old. Born in Fond Du Lac, Jim...

Bought by KMSU, WDSE, KVSC, KQAL, WTIP and more


  • Added: Aug 09, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: A canoe makes its way through a wild rice bed., Credit: Eli Sagor, flickr.com/creative commons
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear election news from the Red Lake Nation, mixed reviews for a new state law concerning wild rice, lessons ...

Bought by KSRQ, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, KMSU, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Aug 02, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Robert Fairbanks and Jon Roberts are starring and producing their own movie "Rez Comedy".
This week on Minnesota Native News: the national Environmental Protection Agency has its say in the state’s environmental review of two proposed oi...

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


  • Added: Jul 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11