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

We finished up our health care conversation with Chuck Marohn's 4 point plan.  Listen in to find out his ideas and what Aaron Brown thinks of them.   Check out this article on Malcolm Gladwell that Chuck mentions on this episode of Dig Deep. 

The question posed to our commentators Aaron Brown and Chuck MarohnIs Health Care A Right? 

What do you think?  Listen to part 2 of our health care conversation for April.  And send us your ideas on topics for Aaron and Chuck. 

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Our April conversation on Dig Deep is about health care.  We pair our liberal commentator Aaron Brown and conservative commentator Chuck Marohn to look at where health care came from and what it used to mean.  We'llmove thru this topic all week - on Wednesday it's health care right now and we'll talk reform on Friday. 

Send us an idea for a topic and let us know what you think and sign up for the Dig Deep podcast to keep up to date on all our topics. 

DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr and Grand Rapids Area fishing guide Tom Neustrom stopped by the KAXE studios to talk about state budget concerns and what fee increases can mean for all Minnesotans. 

According to the DNR:

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David Housewright's latest Rushmore McKenzie mystery "Stealing the Countess" was nominated for the 2016 MN Book Award in genre fiction.  We talked whodunnits vs. whydunnits and how he puts together his mysteries. 

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