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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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Governor Mark Dayton has appointed key Mille Lacs Band Police leader to the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. And the art an...

Bought by KFAI, KQAL, KVSC, WTIP, and WGZS


  • Added: Jan 16, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This is a special edition of Minnesota Native News, a radio documentary about young people learning new and ancient respect for water. In this one-...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 57:17
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Solar energy professional Robert Blake discusses solar power opportunities, social justice, and his entrepreneurial and life goals of making solar ...

Bought by KMSU, KKWE Niijii Radio, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KUMD and more


  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This is a special edition of Minnesota Native News, a radio documentary about young people learning new and ancient respect for water. In this one-...

Bought by WTIP, KUMD, KKWE Niijii Radio, KFAI, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Dec 22, 2017
  • Length: 57:17
  • Purchases: 6
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A report from the University of Minnesota Duluth about the proposed Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project is coming under fire over concerns abou...

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


  • Added: Dec 20, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Hip Hop artist, Tall Paul, talks about his latest song and music video based on the impact the legendary athlete, Jim Thorpe, has had on his life.

Bought by KMSU, KKWE Niijii Radio, KUMD, KVSC, KQAL and more


  • Added: Dec 12, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This week on Minnesota Native News: help for college students who want to be teachers; a potential windfall for some Native veterans; and honoring ...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KMSU, KKWE Niijii Radio, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KQAL and more


  • Added: Dec 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 10
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In 2017, the Minnesota Vikings caused a controversy. After a touchdown, the offensive line acted out a game of Duck, Duck, Goose. Or, wonders produ...

Bought by KRPR, KVSC, KBEM, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, WGZS and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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When the United States went to war in Vietnam, Minnesotans—male and female, from every corner of the state—put on the uniform. This segment by Brit...

Bought by KRPR, KBEM, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, WGZS, WTIP and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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As drummer for the Twin Cities-based hardcore punk band Husker Du, Grant Hart traveled the world and rubbed shoulders with creative giants. One of ...

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


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Roy Wilkins earned his professional chops as a Twin Cities journalist. But it was as an activist and director of the NAACP, says producer Britt Aam...

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


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Tim O’Brien knew he wanted to write from a young age. This piece by Britt Aamodt looks at how the writer-to-be found his source material in the Vie...

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


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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This week on Minnesota Native News: The artwork of Julie Buffalohead is on display at the Bockley Gallery, three Native women are being honored for...

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


  • Added: Nov 28, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This week on Minnesota Native News: how the Native American Community Clinic in Minneapolis is dealing with the ongoing debate over the Affordable ...

Bought by KFAI, KMSU, KVSC, KUMD, WGZS and more


  • Added: Nov 22, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Robert Bly was a poet of the Minnesota prairie. Charles Bukowski was a poet of Los Angeles barrooms and hard luck despair. Britt Aamodt talks about...

Bought by KSRQ, KUMD, KRPR, KBEM, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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In a Minneapolis hotel room in 1990, Johnny Cash lamented the decline of his career. Britt Aamodt looks at how the music legend rose from the ashes...

Bought by KSRQ, KUMD, KRPR, KBEM, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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Gregory Corso was a beat poet. He’d been born in New York and made his literary reputation. But, says Britt Aamodt, Corso’s last reading was record...

Bought by KUMD, KRPR, KSRQ, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KBEM and more


  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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Tony Glover played harmonica with the trio Koerner, Ray and Glover, formed in Minneapolis during the early ‘60s folk boom. But in the late ‘60s, LA...

Bought by KUMD, KSRQ, KBEM, KRPR, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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The Carlton Celebrity Room was featured in the film Fargo. But Britt Aamodt tells us this dinner club was more than a piece of Coen Brothers fiction.

Bought by KUMD, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KRPR, KVSC, KBEM and more


  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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This week on Minnesota Native News, honoring Native veterans, celebrating Native languages and remembering beloved elders, Frannie Fairbanks and De...

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


  • Added: Nov 14, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9