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

Enbridge Energy

Barry Simonson is the Director of Line 3 Pipeline Execution for Enbridge Energy.  He talked with us about the replacement of line 3, why it's needed and where it is planned to go. 

www.honortheearth.org

Singer songwriter and activist Annie Humphrey joined us to talk about an Honor the Earth event at the Macrostie Art Center on November 12th called "The End of Line 3 Protest".  Also at the event will be Ojibwe storyteller Anne Dunn and from Honor the Earth Winona LaDuke. 

goodreads.com

This February we made a pact with each other.  We would read more.  And did we ever!  The Northern Community Radio reading community is amazing - Tammy Bobrowsky will be adding up the totals and compiling the lists, but until then you can check out the What We're Reading facebook page and look at the bookshelf of these February reads on GoodReads

REUTERS Joshua Roberts

On Making Sausage, our weekly political conversation we talked with Minn Post reporter Sam Brodey.  Sam had a recent article "Democratic National Committee Chair Race:  Could Ellison Win It?"

Minnesota Senate

Senator Justin Eichorn (R) from District 5 of the Minnesota Senate is currently serving his first term in office.  He stopped by KAXE studios to tell us what the experience is like and what bills he is currently working on in the MN Legislature

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