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

Beth Bily Scenic Range News

Wednesday, October 4 the University of MN’s Natural Resources Research Institute hosted an open house for the media at its research lab in Coleraine.  The purpose of the event was to showcase a new bio-fuels project that is the result of ten years of research into producing renewable fuels from wood chips and other plants. 

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This year MN Governor Mark Dayton is celebrating the tradition of hunting in Grand Rapids.  Hunting is a great tradition and an economic boost in Grand Rapids and Itasca County and Executive Director Megan Christenson from Visit Grand Rapids and Craig Engwall from MN Deer Hunters Association joined us this morning. 

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We continue our *Governor Candidate Conversations with current St. Paul Mayor and DFL candidate for MN Governor in 2018 Chris Coleman

*Each candidate received the same questions in our interviews, with some clarifying questions if necessary. 

Many schools are adopting one-on-one technology initiatives.  There are pros and cons to this, and retired superintendent Craig Menozzi stopped by to tell us more. 

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. 

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