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

John Bauer posed this to our hockey commentator from Brainerd, Dan Anderson. 

MacRostie Art Center

Every first Friday of the month, we connect with northern Minnesotans and find out what is happening in the arts scenes across our listening area.  In this segment of Area Voices, Heidi Holtan chats with Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids about the happenings  in downtown Grand Rapids.  Tonight, there are 9 stops on the Grand Rapids First Friday Art Walk, so if you’re feeling a little cabin fever, First Friday is the perfect occasion to get out of your house, connect with other humans a

Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune, via Associated Press

Harry Hutchins joins John Latimer on Tuesday mornings for A Talk on the Wildside.  This week he wanted to talk about national monuments and the Antiquities Act of 1906 that was initially created by President Teddy Roosevelt to prevent looting of Indian artifacts.  The act prevents commercial development or future mineral exploitation. 

This is the bonus edition of Dig Deep where Aaron and Chuck talk predictions of 2018.  Let us know topics you think we should address on Dig Deep....and sign up for the podcast here. 

Chuck mentions a book he loved this year "The Righteous Mind:  Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion" by Jonathan Haidt. 

Katie Carter

Our final on-air conversation on the stories of 2017 (those of you listening in podcast or online get a bonus!) where Heidi Holtan poses the year of women to Chuck and Aaron

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