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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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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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This week's headlines include support for tribal land transfer bills at the MN state legislature, a heroic Indigenous Girl Scout won a prestigious ...

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  • Added: May 02, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Uncle Harvey's Mausoleum, also known as "the icebox" or "the cribs," is an intriguing structure located just off the shoreline in Duluth's Canal Pa...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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Alano Society of Minneapolis, also known as 2218, holds a significant place in the history of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) in Minnesota. Established...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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The Handicraft Guild of Minneapolis forever changed the arts and crafts community in the early 20th century. Founded around 1905 and active until 1...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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Wooden grain elevators in the early 1900s had issues with starting on fire leading to lost crops and explosions. In response, the Peavey–Haglin Exp...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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Acclaimed actress and Minnesota Native, Tippi Hedren, transformed the nail industry in the United States. In 1975, while working as an internationa...

Bought by KBEM, KRPR, WDSE, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KQAL and more


  • Added: Apr 19, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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Counter Stories cofounder and cohost Donald Eubanks unexpectedly passed away in March. He was laid to rest next to his mother in the traditional Oj...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2024
  • Length: 28:41
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This is Minnesota Native News. I’m Marie Rock. This week, Minnesota Lynx draft part Samoan, part Alaska Native Alissa Pili, the Red Lake Nation Col...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, WDSE, WTIP, and WGZS


  • Added: Apr 18, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Brandon Baity is Anishinaabe and a descendant of the White Earth Nation. He grew up in Brooklyn Park, MN and currently lives in Moorhead, MN with h...

Bought by Prairie Public


  • Added: Apr 18, 2024
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week the University of Minnesota is considering a new policy for how it conducts research with indigenous communities. The Minnesota Indian Ar...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, WDSE, and WTIP


  • Added: Apr 11, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3