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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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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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389 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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92 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

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On today’s show, we talk with Barbara Fabre (White Earth Ojibwe). For decades, Barb has been an advocate for Native families and children. She’s th...

Bought by KWIT


  • Added: Jul 21, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week we tackle the continuous work of debunking Stereotypes inside and outside of our communities. There are many ways to debunk stereotypes, ...

Bought by KWIT and WYAP


  • Added: Jul 21, 2022
  • Length: 27:57
  • Purchases: 2
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U.S. health officials recently approved a new COVID-19 vaccine option for adults, hoping it will appeal to people that have yet to receive a single...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KVSC, and WDSE


  • Added: Jul 21, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 4
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August 1906 – The Earharts—mother, father and two girls—made the first of many summer pilgrimages from sweltering Kansas to balmy Worthington, Minn...

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


  • Added: Jul 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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February 3, 1959 – Singer Bobby Vee was just fifteen when he filled in at the Moorhead concert for Buddy Holly and the other artists killed in a pl...

Bought by KRPR, KVSC, KSRQ, WTIP, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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October 1915 - John C. Freund just wanted to give his music lecture in Duluth. But a colleague from New York was in town and badmouthing him in th...

Bought by KSRQ, KRPR, KVSC, WTIP, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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1941 – Jane Russell, a 19-year-old with roots in Bemidji, felt like the luckiest girl alive to be plucked out of obscurity to star the new RKO pict...

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


  • Added: Jul 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Fall 1962 – Betty Pack pored over an article about a wartime spy codenamed Cynthia. Pack and the article’s author both knew she was that spy. Here’...

Bought by KSRQ, KRPR, KVSC, WTIP, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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This week on the Minnesota Native News health report, public health agencies continue to recommend the COVID-19 vaccine for youth. One PSA even has...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KVSC, WDSE, and KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Jul 13, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 4
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In what is likely the first of its kind, our guests this week started a conference about eating disorders in BIPOC communities. Intergenerational t...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2022
  • Length: 28:38