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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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145 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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Minnesota’s historic tenant protection laws took effect on January 1, 2024, ensuring safe, stable, and affordable housing. Representative Ester Agb...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2024
  • Length: 28:43
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On this week’s Headlines: a controversial Indigenous encampment for unhoused relatives was cleared in Minneapolis, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux C...

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


  • Added: Jan 11, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Gabby Menomin is a citizen of the Forest County Potawtomi Community in northern Wisconsin. She’s currently the restoration manager for Wakan Tipi A...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2024
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Architectural renderings of the completed MAIC project., Credit: Minneapolis American Indian Center
The Minneapolis American Indian Center renovation project enters its final stages.

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


  • Added: Jan 04, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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What started as a show about self-care during the holiday season, turned into a group therapy session with Dr. Aisha Mgeni. She reassures the crew ...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2023
  • Length: 28:43
Caption: Representatives of the City of Red Wing and the Prairie Island Indian Community meet to discuss plans for a local landmark. , Credit: Photo courtesy of Franky Jackson.
The City of Red Wing recently closed a dog park that stood on top of Dakota burial mounds. The move was made possible by the Prairie Island Indian ...

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


  • Added: Dec 21, 2023
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Melissa Blind is Cree from George Gordon's First Nation in Saskatchewan. She earned her PhD in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizo...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
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William Frank "Billy" Williams, born in St. Paul in 1877, gained recognition as a skilled Twin Cities baseball player. Throughout his career, Willi...

Bought by KVSC, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KSRQ, WDSE, KBEM and more


  • Added: Dec 20, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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The William Marvy Company in St. Paul, Minnesota,is the last remaining manufacturer of commercial barber poles in North America. Here’s Autumn Haeg

Bought by KVSC, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KSRQ, WDSE, KBEM and more


  • Added: Dec 19, 2023
  • Length: 01:27
  • Purchases: 8
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In the mid-20th century, a Minnesota entrepreneur named Milton Reynolds made history with his game-changing gravity-based ball point invention. He...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KVSC, KSRQ, WDSE, KBEM and more


  • Added: Dec 19, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8