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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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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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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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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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When Dennis Krivinchuk returned from Vietnam, he didn’t talk about his service. Vets were being labeled baby killers. Having a daughter changed his...

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After she was discharged from the Air Force for being gay, Cindy Strange decided to go on with her life. Then the military repealed Don’t Ask, Don’...

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Stephen Rocheford never told anyone he was gay. But his superior officer, after promoting him to staff officer, said Rocheford was the best man for...

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In 2007-08, Lina Knox was on deployment overseas. She was stationed with the Minnesota National Guard. In her free time, she also finished the seni...

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Fran White entered the US Army in 1969. She worked for a colonel, who was particular about red pens. She also did a lot of latrine duty. But her ti...

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With the 82nd Airborne, Davalance DePoe participated in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. His unit secured three bridges during the Battle of Samawah. Her...

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Even though the military didn’t want gays to serve, they served anyway. Lina Knox was surprised to find dozens of LGBTQ service members in her firs...

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Ron Brodigan (Navy 1959-60) and his fellow crewmembers spent months at sea aboard the USS Intrepid, visiting ports in Spain and Cuba. Here’s Britt ...

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For his entire four and a half years in the Marines, John Hill was stationed at Camp Pendleton, California. That’s where he learned how important t...

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Stephen Rocheford encountered a Soviet terrorist gang at his base in Germany. They cut the wires and were attempting to sneak their way on base whe...

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