Heidi Holtan

News and Public Affairs Director

Heidi Holtan is News and Public Affairs Director for Northern Community Radio. She is on-air host and executive producer for the Morning Show and the Give and Take, and is also responsible for our local presence on All Things Considered and As It Happens. She produces a popular Minnesota book feature called RealGoodWords.

On the job, Heidi is smart and creative. She’s an innovator and collaborator who works closely with news hosts and producers to help them achieve the best on-air sound possible.

In her personal life Heidi is a Minnesota Lynx fan, a Blandin Leadership grad, a self-professed bookaholic, a lover of cooking shows, and a former member of the Iron Range Maidens roller derby team. Heidi grew up on a resort near Brainerd, and used to “play radio” when she was a kid. She presently lives on a lake in Grand Rapids with her husband Tom and two cats, Jasper and Aiko.

Ways to Connect

Once a month we gather together Minnesota Brown's Aaron Brown and Strong Town's Chuck Marohn.  They have lots in common including their choice to work and raise their families in their hometowns on the Iron Range and in Brainerd....but they come from different philosophical backgrounds - Aaron is liberal, Chuck is conservative. 

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Friday mornings we hear about the top stories from the Timberjay newspaper in NE MN.  This week Marshall on the Mesabi Bike Trail, Vermilion State Park's new campground delay, breakfast with the bears at the Vin Schute Wildlife Sanctuary and what's going on in Orr this we

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Thursday mornings at 7:45 we talks Sports on KAXE/KBXE.  Our regular team includes John "Big Sexy" Bauer, Kyle "smallies" Erickson, Fred "no hockey" Friedman and Heidi "MN Lynx Only" Holtan.  Today our senior correspondent Scott Hall sat in for Big Sexy.  The MN Lynx are in a small slump, and the boys are holding out hope still for their beloved MN Twins

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Today on the Tuesday Morning Show John Latimer and I found out about Bosque Eterno de los Ninos - the Children's Eternal Rainforest in Monteverde, Costa Rica.  Kelsey Demianuik and Leslie Corrales are visiting Minnesota and told us more about the largest private reserve in Costa Rica that was bought and protected in large part by students around the world. 

MN Reading Corps

Katelyn Dokken is the Program Manager for  the MN Reading Corps.   They are looking to hire both reading and math tutors across northern MN, part and full time with benefits.  Katelyn stopped by our studios to tell us more. 

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