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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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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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Army veteran Dennis Krivinchuk recounts his tour in Vietnam, fighting the North Vietnamese Army in the A Shau Valley and Con Thien. Here’s Britt Aa...

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Ron Brodigan was part of the maintenance division aboard the USS Intrepid in 1959. He discusses the man facets of his office job aboard ship. Here’...

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Lina Knox met a sassy sergeant on a deployment in Iraq. Years later, she connected with her on Facebook. And now that sassy sergeant is her wife. H...

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Cindy Strange had a girlfriend in the military. But she didn’t tell anyone. It was the era of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. She didn’t want to get kicked...

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Stephen Rocheford, an Army officer, became a nuclear cryptologist. His job was to sit in a room with communications equipment and seven safes. Here...

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Ron Brodigan’s spent his first night at sea on the weather deck. Ron, a new member of the Navy, was smoking with a Marine when a wave swept them up...

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Richard Ekcholm had a dad in World War II. He also had friends in the military. So he volunteered for the Navy in 1974. Here’s Abdi Mohamed.

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Louis Hubbell volunteered to go into the Air Force. Right out of tech school, he got a sweet assignment to Misawa, Japan. Here’s Britt Aamodt.

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At Bilad airfield in Iraq, Lina Knox never expected to fall in love. She didn’t—not yet anyway—but she couldn’t help noticing that sergeant with th...

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Why did John Hill join the Marines? He’d dropped out of school and had an usher job. He wanted something better. So he flew off to boot camp in Sep...

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