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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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413 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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108 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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Russell shares how caregiving for his dying wife, taught him about love and sacrifice, and how it made him a better man.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Marcella talks about how caregivers can easily forget to take care of themselves, but good self-care is critical to being a good caregiver.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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This week on Minnesota Native News we’re hearing about a number of new resources that may prove useful to the Native Nations within Minnesota’s bor...

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


  • Added: Mar 08, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Sharon Day is traveling to the Native Nations March on Washington with a group of young women from Minneapolis. , Credit: http://www.prx.org/pieces/92997-ojibwe-elder-sharon-day-and-the-mother-earth-water
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about efforts to reduce incarceration among Natives, groups preparing for a DC march, Natives speaking u...

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


  • Added: Mar 01, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Alice talks about putting a plan in place ahead of time, so family members know your preferences for end-of-life care.

  • Added: Feb 28, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Armando reflects on the powerful lesson for kids, in watching parents be caregivers to elderly relatives as they reach the end of life.

  • Added: Feb 28, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Armanda speaks about the importance of his Grandmother receiving caregiving in her native language, as she reaches the end of her life.

  • Added: Feb 28, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Yolanda reflects on how even with strong family support, facing serious illness is difficult for everyone.

  • Added: Feb 28, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Yolanda shares how trusting family is key, as she makes difficult decisions, while also facing serious illness.

  • Added: Feb 28, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Mioshi relied on her faith for the strength she needed to carry out her grandmother’s last wishes.

  • Added: Feb 28, 2017
  • Length: 01:30