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

http://www.murphyformn.com

Rep. Erin Murphy is a DFL legislator from St. Paul (64A).  She was the first person to announce she is running for MN Governor in 2018 and this week, while she was on a tour in northern MN, she joined us in the studio for Making Sausage.  You can read Patrick Condon's piece from the Star Tribune here.

www.startribune.com

Thursday mornings at 7:20 is Making Sausage where we take a look at how government and politics work.  This week Heidi Holtan and DFL commentator Colleen Nardone talked with former MN House Speaker (DFL) Paul Thissen who announced his bid for governor.  Who do you think should run for governor?  Email us! 

www.timberjay.com

This week Timberjay publisher and editor Marshall Helmberger on a new buyer for the Vermilion marina, a phishing hassle in Greewood Township , public hearings from the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management and MN Power's plan for renewables by 2025. 

You can hear the Border News Roundup Friday mornings at 7:20. 

www.benjaminludwig.com

This is the story of Ginny Moon - a new Young Adult Novel by Benjamin Ludwig

To Ginny, a child with autism, the word Forever means until the police come.

For many of us summer is a time to read, but read a little differently.  I just went on a road trip and picked up some new books to read - and I purposely chose things I don't always read.  I've got a few books going, but my favorite right now is David Sedaris's "Theft By Finding Diaries 1977-2002".  Most of us first fell for David Sedaris with his amazing holiday time NPR Santaland Diaries.  Or on

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