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

www.desmoinesregister.com

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D) joined us this week to talk about jobs.  In other countries apprenticeship is more widely used.  She told us about the American Apprenticeship Act she has introduced. 

Read more here. 

www.cbsnews.com

This week we had a chance to check in with MN Senator Al Franken (D).  He told us about a new bill that he and Senator Amy Klobuchar are sponsoring that amends the Affordable Care Act to bring down pricing of prescription drugs. 

Brainerd Dispatch

We talked with Sheila Haverkamp who is the Executive Director of the Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation about how a private-public parternership over 13 years ago has created a fiber optic network that is attracting new people and new businesses to the Brainerd Area. 

February 8, 2017

Entrepreneurs find a technology-friendly home in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Star Tribune

In this final installment of the Dig Deep podcast on jobs Chuck and Aaron look ahead.  Is the model of job creation outdated?  Who should be creating jobs and how much should people be paid?  These are all questions that guide this conversation.

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Nathan Bergstedt is the playwright.  Sam Miltich composed the score.  The Ballad of Newton Badger came from a conversation after a production of Shakespeare in the Park a few years ago.  These two artists from Grand Rapids worked together and on their own to present a

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