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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

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Does Stephen King like opera? Who knows? But he gave the Minnesota Opera the green light to adapt one of his novels. Britt Aamodt goes behind the c...

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


  • Added: Aug 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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Can Minnesota really claim Winona Ryder as one of its own? Britt Aamodt explores the actor’s North Star roots.

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


  • Added: Aug 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 19
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In 1930, on the anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run, Charles Lockwood uncorked a bottle of wine and drank a toast to a roomful of empty ch...

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


  • Added: Aug 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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In 1981, Bruce Brockway wasn’t feeling well. Doctors didn’t know what was wrong. Then in June, the CDC published a report on five men in Los Angele...

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


  • Added: Aug 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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Every week in the summer groups of people gather at the Native American Medicine Garden the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. They come t...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KSRQ, KQAL, KKWE Niijii Radio, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Aug 08, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Laurie Stern reports on three events that highlight indigenous people's relationship with water.

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KMSU, WDSE, KQAL, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 01, 2018
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, we listen in on a Twin Cities musician who just completed an impressive kickstarter push for her new E.P.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2018
  • Length: 03:48
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In other news, it’s official for Bde Maka Ska, the lake formerly known as Lake Calhoun in south Minneapolis.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2018
  • Length: :38
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear about the official renaming of a popular Minneapolis lake and listen in on a Twin Cities musician who j...

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


  • Added: Jul 25, 2018
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 8

  • Added: Jul 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:58
  • Purchases: 4