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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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403 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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101 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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Leech Lake Community members recently meet with E-P-A officials to discuss the path forward for cleaning up tribal land, contaminated decades ago b...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KVSC, KMSU, WTIP and more


  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 9
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This week, we’ll hear more from our recently released podcast - Native Lights: Where Indigenous Voices Shine. Throughout the first season, we’re j...

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


  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Leah and Cole talk about what is was like when their own family fostered Native kids. They introduce us to people from every part of the foster car...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KMSU, WDSE, KQAL, WTIP and more


  • Added: Jul 31, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Cole Premo and Leah Lemm
Almost a year ago, the Minnesota Native News team asked the community what it wanted to hear more about. Our sense of humor, you said. Our resilien...

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


  • Added: Jul 24, 2019
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 11
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Less than a month before, in May 1964, the Rolling Stones’ first LP hit American record stores. So when they rolled into Excelsior, Minnesota, ther...

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


  • Added: Jul 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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In the late 1980s, Alison Bechdel moved to Minneapolis to work for the LGBT newspaper Equal Time. But in her spare time, she drew and elaborated on...

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


  • Added: Jul 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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For years, Kate DiCamillo called herself a writer, thought of herself as a writer, but wasn’t actually doing much writing—until a cold Minnesota wi...

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


  • Added: Jul 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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In 1864, a year after the Dakota Conflict, Chief Little Crow, his 16-year-old son, one woman and a handful of men returned to the Minnesota land th...

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


  • Added: Jul 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Rene Valdes was one of 125,000 Cubans who sought asylum in the United States during the Mariel Boatlift of 1980. Valdes only knew he wanted to live...

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


  • Added: Jul 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
Caption: Patrice Kunesh
This week on Minnesota Native News, Bois Forte joins Fond du Lac as the second Minnesota tribe to participate in the Land Buyback Program for Triba...

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


  • Added: Jul 17, 2019
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 9