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

Taunton Press

Architect, writer and cabinologist Dale Mulfinger talked with us today about his latest book exploring the structures we escape to. 

This Realgoodwords interview is made possible by the MN Arts and Cultural Heritage fund and the voters of MN. 

Friday mornings Timberjay editor and publisher MarshallHelmberger tells us about some of the stories they covered this week.  Today we hear about the campground opening at the new state park, Governor Dayton's thoughts on federal inaction with health insurance, a man - a canoe - and a turkey all near Ely and Marshall's ongoing struggle with squirrels. 

www.mattdeanforgovernor.com

We continue or Governor Candidate series on KAXE/KBXE with Representative Matt Dean.  He's a Republican running for MN Governor in 2018. 

www.weareallcriminals.org

We Are All Criminals is an exhibit and community conversation for the month of September in Itasca County.  Samson Longtin is the Business Equity Liaison with AEOA.  Heidi Holtan and John Bauer spoke with Samson on Realities to Re-Entry.

Events for We Are All Criminals continue thru the month of September. More information-  "We Are All Criminals". .

http://buildingamerica.pbworks.com/w/page/38821766/Mining

John Bauer and Heidi Holtan spoke with Ian Dunshee, historical archivist with the Hill Annex Mine State Park about his work on cataloging the oral histories of former mine workers and artifacts from the Hill Annex Mine.

More information about Hill Annex Mine State Park can be found at their website.  If you have information on women working in mines during the wars.  Send along information to comments@kaxe.org.

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