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

Sometimes it's good to learn about the past to understand the present AND the future.  Does the present repeat the past or does it parallel the past?  Or neither?

In this installment Aaron and Chuck go more deeply into the origins of the Republican and Democratic parties, specifically in Minnesota.  They begin the conversation with Republican President Abraham Lincoln. 

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This month we dig into political parties.  What where they like at the beginning of our country?  What can we learn from our history of political parties that relates to today? 

As always we welcome our conservative commentator Chuck Marohn, CEO and founder of Strong Towns, and Aaron Brown of Minnesota Brown and host of the Great Northern Radio Show on Northern Community Radio. 

Colleen Nardone joined us on the Thursday morning show.  She talked about the historic elections in Minnesota this week, and how national media was likening the Democratic win across the country to getting Democrats more engaged.  Colleen had a different opinion. 

Border News Roundup

Nov 10, 2017
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On the Friday Morning Show, Heidi talks with Marshall Helmberger the editor of the Timberjay Newspaper.  This week we got an update on a eating competition that took place at Fortune Bay Casino last weekend.  Did competitive eater Joey Chestnut win?  Find out more!

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Once a month our staff librarian Tammy Bobrowsky brings us What We're Reading.  This month it's Jennifer Egan's "Manhattan Beach".  Join our What We're Reading Facebook Page!

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