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

Brainerd Curling Club

MaryJo Hamilton joined us this morning to tell us about the origins and the 11th season of the Brainerd Lakes Area Curling Club.  This season for the first time they are hosting a 10 day national tournament. 

www.timberjay.com

This week Marshall addresses the New York Times Magazine article "In Northern Minnesota Two Economies Square Off:  Mining vs Wilderness". 

Marshall also talks about an editorial he wrote this week about splintering of the District 8 DFL party

MN Historical Society

Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn finish up our conversation on the state of journalism.  Chuck has optimism for the future and Aaron is shopping online for a printing press in his garage for when the apocalypse hits. 

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New Horizons, CT

On the Thursday morning show we welcomed Holly Christensen and John Downing from Advocates for Family Peace to have a conversation about domestic violence.  Advocates for Family Peace serves women and children and also works with men in the intervention program for men and fathers. One of the men in the group, Chris, came in to tell his story. 

MN Historical Society

On this second installment of our journalism conversation on Dig Deep this week Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn take a deep dive into how radio stations and newspapers were consolidated and how that affects small towns. 

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