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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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102 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

Pieces

Caption: Native students from South High in Minneapolis have published a book of poetry, prose and artwork., Credit: Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute
This week on Minnesota Native News: young Native writers in Minneapolis publish a book and Leech Lake Tribal college gears up for another winning ...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KMSU, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota and more


  • Added: May 22, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we’re showcasing Isabella Callery, the Minnesota High School senior who recently won a national poetry recitati...

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


  • Added: May 14, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: The crowd listens as the American Indian Month kick off event begins., Credit: Melissa Townsend
It’s American Indian Month in Minnesota! This week on Minnesota Native News we take you to the kick off event in Minneapolis and we hear about the...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KVSC, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KMSU and more


  • Added: May 08, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Charles Perkins Strite was tired of burnt toast. So the Minnesota inventor set out to do something about it. Britt Aamodt offers up a tale of a new...

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


  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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July 2014, Patrick Sawyer just wanted to finish his conference in Nigeria and get home to Coon Rapids. Two of his daughters had birthdays coming up...

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


  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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April 1997, David Madson, a talented Minneapolis architect, wasn’t looking forward to picking up his old boyfriend at the airport. Maybe he knew so...

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


  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
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Victor Frankenstein and his Creature never had a true heart-to-heart in Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel. Britt Aamodt looks at how playwright Barbara Fie...

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


  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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In 1962, Jay Ward, co-creator of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, leased an island on the Minnesota-Canada border. Britt Aamodt tells us how a nuclea...

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


  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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A food sovereignty initiative… grounded in community… strives to increase both food independence… and accessibility to Native foods.

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


  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:42
  • Purchases: 3
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Coming up, Twin Cities Native Lacrosse is recruiting new players and getting the word out about the sport.

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis and WDSE


  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 03:14
  • Purchases: 2