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

mn.gov

During the Friday Morning Show, John Bauer and Heidi Holtan spoke with Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Administration, Matt Massman.  As Commissioner, Matt Massman leads dozens of administrative serves service divisions including the department that is overseeing the Minnesota State Capitol 2017 Grand Opening. 

http://www.orrcenter.com/self-sustainability

This week on the Border News Roundup Timberjay editor Marshall Helmberger told us about ambitious and innovative Orr Recreation and Resource Center.  They are using an old school building to explore sustainability, alternative energies and local food including aquaponics.  The Homesteading and Sustainability Expo is August 19th & 20th. 

www.johnsonforgovernor.org

We continue our conversations with MN governor candidates.  This week Republican candidate Jeff Johnson.  He's a former legislator and current Hennepin County Commissioner

Grand Rapids Herald Review

This Wednesday morning on our Local Food segment local garlic farmer and Grand Rapids Farmers market vendor Jesse Davis stopped by.  He's also the Member Services Manager for the MN Farmers Market Association and he told us what's going on for National Farmers Market Week.  Check out Jesse's weekly column for the Grand Rapids Herald Review here:

We spoke with Luverne Seifert, co-artistic director for Sod House Theater on the morning show today. He told us all about her organization's mission to take professional theater experiences to rural Minnesota in order to inspire person to person dialogue about community issues.

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