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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paintedsaints.net

Music fuses with literature this Thursday at the Grand Rapids Area Library when Minnesota Book Award Winners Melanie Hoffert, Margi Preus, and Matt Rasmussen join forces with the musical stylings of Ipsifendus Collective.  The public is invited to check out this unique experience Thursday, September 14th at 7pm.

Pioneer Press

WNBA Playoffs begin this week and MN's most winning professional sports team the MN Lynx are ready to play at Williams Arena.  Shelly Boyum-Breen gives us a wrap up of the season and her thoughts the next two weeks. 

https://www.ely.org/

Each week publisher and editor Marshall Helmberger joins us to tell us about news in NE MN.  This week MN State Auditor Rebecca Otto takes a stand on copper nickel mining, and the court case against the Timberjay has been dropped and Marshall reminds us to get out in the woods to see all the birds.

Gander Mountain in Bemidji closed down in mid August.  BSU student reporter Judson Tharin has this report for us on the state of bait. 

www.strongtowns.org

Earlier this week the National Review printed Chuck Marohn's article from his Strong Towns blog - "Piling on Houston".  We talked to him this morning to get his take, as a planner and engineer, on Hurricane Harvey. 

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