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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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384 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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87 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

Pieces

Caption: An encampment of homeless people in Minneapolis is receiving the attention of media, Native leaders and other local officials.  , Credit: Melissa Townsend
A tent encampment of homeless folks continues to grow in Minneapolis. There are about 300 people there, many of whom are Native. The camp shines...

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


  • Added: Oct 03, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we get an update on the Minneapolis homeless encampment, also known as “the wall of forgotten natives.” We also...

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


  • Added: Sep 26, 2018
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 12
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Wadena’s Cozy Theater screened its first silent film in 1914, The Last Days of Pompeii. Britt Aamodt explores the history of film through one long-...

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


  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 19
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The first telegram was sent in the United States in 1838. Minnesota wanted to get hooked in but it had to wait for the trains to bring the telegrap...

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


  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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Al Nier was a physics researcher at the University of Minnesota when he figured out how to separate the isotopes of uranium. Britt Aamodt traces th...

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


  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Don was one of the last lowland gorillas taken from the wild before 1973’s Endangered Species Act. Britt Aamodt remembers the gorilla who not only ...

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


  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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In 1960, Kofi Anna was an economics student at Macalester College in St. Paul. Britt Aamodt takes a snapshot of the future United Nations secretary...

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


  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
Caption: Joy Friedman with MIWRC hands out snacks to those gathered in the tent camp., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week reporter Melissa Townsend has the latest on a homeless tent camp in Minneapolis. There are roughly 300 people - mostly Native - in the ca...

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


  • Added: Sep 19, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Jazz guitarist, Briand Morrison, talks about his and his father’s art.

  • Added: Sep 12, 2018
  • Length: 02:04
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Concerned community members come together to show support to those battling addiction in Mille Lacs.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 12, 2018
  • Length: 03:02
  • Purchases: 1