Ampers

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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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By 1913, Willa Cather had written two novels but had yet to break out. In the meantime, she wrote articles for McClure’s Magazine. Britt Aamodt has...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, WTIP, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, WDSE and more


  • Added: Jan 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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In 1937, if you visited a friend or family member at the University of Minnesota Hospital, you might have been tapped on the shoulder and asked, “W...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, WTIP, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Jan 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 14
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Dr. Janis Amutuzio started collecting stories about the possibility of life after death, though she didn’t know it yet, as a first-year medical int...

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


  • Added: Jan 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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In 1954, Hugh Hall from Minnesota traveled west, to the University of Colorado – Boulder, for school. There he met Bob, a blond Californian who shu...

Bought by KSRQ, WTIP, KVSC, KKWE Niijii Radio, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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This week, an up and coming company builds its innovative business for the benefit of their community’s health and beyond.

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


  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This week, we hear about the homeless initiative recently announced by Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan aimed at getting pe...

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


  • Added: Jan 07, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Mainstream institutions have struggled to accurately and ethically tell the story of what happened to the Dakota People in 1862. As Laurie Stern re...

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


  • Added: Dec 30, 2019
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Melanie Benjamin is Chief Executive of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe., Credit: millelacsband.com
This week on Minnesota Native News, reporter Melissa Townsend talks with Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin about her visit...

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


  • Added: Dec 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 8
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December 20, 1980, it was midnight and 19-year-old Jean Hilliard just wanted to get home. But her car slid into a snowy ditch and stopped dead. Bri...

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


  • Added: Dec 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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Age thirteen, Marion Ross walked into her library in Albert Lea, Minnesota, and found a book that would change the course of her life. Britt Aamodt...

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


  • Added: Dec 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 14