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

Aaron Brown of Minnesota Brown and Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns take listener questions at our live dig deep event on MN politics. 

Sarah Bignall

Thanks to everyone who came to the live DIG DEEP event with Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn.  Politics in Minnesota was the topic, and many gave us feedback that they understood the races a little better.  Do you appreciate that Aaron and Chuck, coming from different schools of political thought, listen and speak respectfully to each other?  Support KAXE/KBXE, and indepdendent NPR affiliate that produces groundbreaking

Brainerd Dispatch

There is a monster threatening the residents of North Long Lake near Brainerd. Last October, on Friday the 13th, a monster bog broke off and began drifting around North Long Lake north of Brainerd.  It's not unusual for bogs to break loose, but this one is huge.  It weighs about 4 thousand tons - that's 8 million pounds!  It's about 4 acres in size; and it's made up of muck and plants like bullrushes and tamarack trees. 

Chuck and Aaron Dig Deeper yet by discussing the end of the MN Legislative Session this year and the governor's vetoes. 

Crow Wing County Historical Society

Aaron and Chuck continue the conversation on the closing of major retail stores like Herberger's by looking to the future.  They differ on what should/could happen.  What do you think?  What would make your town better?  Email us! 

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