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

Heidi Holtan

Each month we pair our liberal commentator Aaron Brown with our conservative commentator Chuck Marohn.  They listen to each other and often agree with each other.   Immigration is being discussed on a national level - and Aaron and Chuck guide us through some of the points each political party believes. 

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MN DFL Senator Tina Smith joined us for making sausage this morning.

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 Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn continue the conversation this week on immigration policy and immigrant labor in our economy.  Send us your thoughts!

Click here for the first conversation and don't forget to sign up for the Dig Deep podcast!

Northland Arboretum

Today John Latimer and I had the chance to talk about the events going on at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd with executive director Vicki Foss. 

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Today we visited with Erik Elsea from Cape Coral, FL - he's paddling the length of the Mississippi River to raise money for ShelterBox USA.  ShelterBox provides humanitarian aid in the form of family-sized tents and essential tools to start repairing and rebuilding homes.  ShelterBox USA is a rotary club project. 

Find information at Mississippi Expedition

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