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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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394 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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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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Many Korean War veterans who returned home from a conflict that was not popular got the message that people did not want to hear their stories. The...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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The men and women who fought in the Korean War are elders now, but many of them were teenagers or young adults when they were called to serve. Jame...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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Today, the veterans who served in the Korean War are dwindling in number. The survivors, who are now in their 80’s and 90’s, still have stories to...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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Businesses, artists, and freelance workers, among many others… are being hit hard by the economic reach of the COVID-19 pandemic and the precaution...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KVSC, KMSU, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Hosts Leah Lemm and Cole Premo check-in with Tall Paul (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe) an Anishinaabe and Oneida Hip-Hop artist. Tall Paul calls in to ...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2020
  • Length: 11:40
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we get an update on how tribes across the state are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We also hear about a n...

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


  • Added: Apr 01, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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We talk with Brenda Child (Red Lake Nation) about the origin story of the Jingle Dress and how it relates to the 1918 Flu epidemic, and what the pa...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2020
  • Length: 14:50
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Biidaapi: s/he comes laughing. (Ojibwemowin)Greetings from Native Lights! Sometimes we just want to talk to a parent or elder during uncertain time...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2020
  • Length: 16:01
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Biidaapi: s/he comes laughing. (Ojibwemowin) Greetings from Native Lights! Thanks for listening. During this COVID-19 pandemic, when we’re encoura...

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Mar 27, 2020
  • Length: 05:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Lives are changing drastically due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people are out of work, more and more people are holding work meetings virtually,...

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


  • Added: Mar 24, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9