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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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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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403 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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102 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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The White Earth Band of Ojibwe has secured roughly 2 million dollars from the state of Minnesota to buy and conserve land near the reservation. The...

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


  • Added: Jul 13, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Governor Mark Dayton stands with newly appointed state Supreme Court Justice Anne McKeig.
This week on Minnesota Native News, Governor Dayton appoints the first state Supreme Court Justice of American Indian Descent and news from the rec...

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


  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
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The national opioid drug abuse crisis is hitting Minnesota American Indian communities especially hard. In 2015, Minnesota had more American India...

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


  • Added: Jun 29, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: A dancer on the arena floor at the second annual Bemijigimaag Pow Wow in Bemidji, April 2016.
This week on Minnesota Native News: It’s pow wow season so we bring you highlights from the Bemijigimaag pow wow that kicked off the season this s...

Bought by WDSE, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KFAI Minneapolis, KVSC, KQAL and more


  • Added: Jun 08, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Sally Jewel, Secretary of the Department of the Interior visited the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in May 2016., Credit: U.S. Department of the Interior
This week on Minnesota Native News: We hear highlights from the interview with Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewel and Dan Dan Hukulak with the...

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


  • Added: Jun 08, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is located in Washington DC., Credit: Howard Ignatius, flickr.com/commons
This Week on Minnesota Native News we hear about efforts to keep more Native women and children safe from trafficking, a Spirit Camp encourages com...

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


  • Added: Jun 08, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: In 2015 More American Indians in MN Died of Drug Poisoning than in Any Other State. , Credit: MN Department of Human Services, May 2016
For over a decade, the prescription pain killer and heroin abuse crisis has had a hold on communities across the U-S. Opioid overdoses tripled betw...

Bought by KMSU, WDSE, WGZS, KFAI Minneapolis, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 05, 2016
  • Length: 59:22
  • Purchases: 14
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we head to the 30th Annual American Indian Graduation Banquet honoring American Indian graduates at Augsburg Co...

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


  • Added: Jun 02, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 18
Caption: The proposed Sandpiper and New Line 3 Corridor runs across Northern Minnesota.
This week on Minnesota Native News: Minnesotans have a say on how to measure the impact of oil pipelines on air, land and water, the slate for Minn...

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


  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: People gather for the Pink Shawls Honor Song at the Pow Wow for Hope in Minneapolis., Credit: American Indian Cancer Foundation
This week on Minnesota Native News: Minneapolis celebrates American Indian Heritage month, a new group of artists learn their craft in Lower Sioux ...

Bought by KQAL, KMSU, KKWE Niijii Radio, WTIP, WDSE and more


  • Added: May 11, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 12