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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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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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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
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In 2010, Grant Moos finally decided to go through the boxes left behind by his dead father, Malcolm Moos, President Eisenhower’s chief speechwriter...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Carrie H. Lippincott was merely looking for a way to support her mother, sister and brother-in-law. But out of necessity grew a flourishing seed bu...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, KSRQ, WDSE, KRPR and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Frederick McKinley Jones was an inveterate tinkerer. So it wasn’t surprising that after a sweltering summer drive in Minnesota, he hit upon an idea...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, WTIP, WDSE, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 13
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To prepare lectures for his course on Death and Dying at Hamline University in St. Paul, Mark Berkson visited religious centers around the Twin Cit...

Bought by KSRQ, WTIP, KVSC, KSRQ, WDSE and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 13
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They were southern Minnesotans who signed up for the National Guard during the Great Depression. Many did it for a job when jobs were scarce. But w...

Bought by WTIP, KVSC, KSRQ, KVSC, WTIP and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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The state’s new Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force is moving forward. The task force had planned a set of state-wide listening sessi...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:46
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On April first the House of Comedy comedy club at the Mall of America was supposed to feature its first all Indigenous line-up of comedians. Red La...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:11
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This week on Minnesota Native News: tribes make individual decisions about how to handle the Covid-19 outbreak, online input takes the place of in-...

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


  • Added: Mar 18, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This week… Census Day is coming up. Households will receive notices as to how to complete the census in March. Historically, Native populations h...

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


  • Added: Mar 11, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9