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.

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At the end of the last MN Legislative session Governor Mark Dayton did something no governor has done before.  Many before him have vetoed bills, line-item vetoed elements of omnibus bills....but none have vetoed the budget of the Legislature in general. 

It's caused quite a stir that can be difficult to understand, that's why we called in Minn Post reporter Briana Bierschbach to help us make heads or tails of it. 

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Each Friday morning Marshall Helmberger tells us some of the stories his newspaper, the Timberjay, has been covering.  The lead story this week is about a man from Nett Lake who found his grandfather's manuscript and published it.  It's called "Savage Ancestors" and was probably written in the 1930s.  Marshall also tells us about the Governor Mark Dayton's trip to Ely to talk water quality. 

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On the Thursday morning show, Heidi Holtan and John Bauer spoke with Dr. Jack Gilbert.  Gilbert is the co-author of "Dirt is Good," a indepth guide for parents and healthcare professionals on microbiomes - the combined activity of all the tiny organisms inside our bodies and the surrounding environment that has an enormous impact on our health and well-being.

Harry and John Latimer talked warblers (among other things!) on today's A Talk on the Wildside. 

WARBLERS IN FALL:  THEIR PATTERNS AND PLUMAGE

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Retired Professor of Film and Pop Culture Jack Nachbar curates a free series at the Edge Center for the Arts in Bigfork.  This year the series begins with 1936's "San Francisco" starring Clark Gable, Jeanette McDonald and Spencer Tracy. 

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