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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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50 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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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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146 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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MANIDOOMINENS: STILL BEADING AFTER 10,000 YEARS is an exhibit in Duluth that has been a year in the making. And as with most events, it had to be r...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KVSC, KSRQ, WDSE, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Oct 21, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
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With Election Day on Nov. 3, just around the corner. Gov. Tim Walz and Attorney General Keith Ellison recently highlighted the state’s efforts to e...

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  • Added: Oct 20, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The $7.7 million plan, funded through the federal CARES Act, will support those in the agricultural business, who are struggling due to market disr...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1969, Mark Forgy left his home in Golden Valley, Minnesota, to travel Europe. He had no idea that would lead him to a job with the 20th century’...

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


  • Added: Oct 19, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Bee Vang didn’t think anyone would be interested in his story—that of a Hmong refugee working in a Minnesota factory. But his daughter proved him w...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, WDSE, KKWE Niijii Radio, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Oct 19, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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When Gretchen Carlson settled her lawsuit with Fox in 2016—she also signed a non-disclosure agreement, which prevented her from talking about CEO R...

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


  • Added: Oct 19, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Bernard Herrmann was famous—as a film composer. But by 1948, he only wanted to work on his opera, which he did in Minneapolis, the home of his soon...

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


  • Added: Oct 19, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Leeann Chin wanted to open a restaurant in 1980. But where was she going to get that kind of money? Carl Pohlad, future owner of the Twins, said he...

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


  • Added: Oct 19, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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State health officials are recording surges in northern, central and southern Minnesota. Those areas of Greater Minnesota, mostly rural areas, have...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle


  • Added: Oct 16, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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By every measure the state uses, we are seeing a second surge. In 85 of Minnesota’s 87 counties, there is too much Covid for schools to have full i...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, and WTIP


  • Added: Oct 16, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3