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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

Pieces

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How did Anoka, Minnesota get to be Halloween Capital of the World? Britt Aamodt seeks an answer back in 1920.

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, KVSC, WDSE, WTIP and more


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 23
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Growing up in Cloquet, Minnesota, Jessica Lange used to watch old movies with her mom. Britt Aamodt looks at Lange’s career and the 2017 role that ...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, WDSE, KVSC, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 23
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In the 1960s and ‘70s, Frank Hansen toured the country with his sideshow, the Minnesota Iceman. Britt Aamodt wonders, was the Iceman a Neanderthal,...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, KFAI Minneapolis, WDSE, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 25
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Groucho Marx was known for his waggling eyebrows, penciled mustache, cigar and wicked sense of humor. On a war bond stop in Minneapolis, Britt Aamo...

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


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
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Amanda Hocking got her first rejection slip when she 17. The Minnesota writer kept churning out novels but didn’t hit the big time, reveals Britt A...

Bought by KVSC, KSRQ, WDSE, KSRQ, KVSC and more


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 19
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Minnesotan Paul Nelson was one of the great journalists of the golden age of rock music criticism. But by his death in 2006, he had become a reclus...

Bought by WDSE, KSRQ, KVSC, WTIP, KFAI Minneapolis and more


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 20
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May 1915, the RMS Lusitania departed New York en route to Liverpool. Britt Aamodt relates the story of Duluth native Amelia “Millie” Ann Baker who ...

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


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Retired Army Veteran Lee Walker sustained multiple injuries when his squad walked into an ambush in Vietnam. He explains how he has learned to li...

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 13:49
  • Purchases: 1
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Serving in Vietnam left Ronn Easton with a combat injury and searing memories. Decades after his Army hitch was up, the former soldier shares how h...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 20:30
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Former Marine infantry soldier Fletcher Hinds speaks about his own struggles with reintegrating after returning from the war zone. As part of his h...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 16:01