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

www.miningartifacts.org

In the 2016 presidential election the candidates who spoke directly about jobs and job creation seemed to get the most votes. But what does that mean?  Will they live up to their promises?  Is there capital coming in and jobs that need to be done?  Or should the government have a hand in job creation?

Bemidji Pioneer

Tuesday March 7th, 2017 was the U.S State Department's only public meeting on the proposed Line 67 (formerly known as the Alberta Clipper) .  Enbridge needs to get Presidential approval to cross from Canada into the U.S.   According to Enbridge, there's an increased need for oil and with Line 67 they will be able to transport 890,000 gallons of oil a day instead of 500,000 safely.  This oil will move into Enbridge's new Line 3 along this route

Star Tribune - http://www.startribune.com/muslims-mobilize-to-build-mosques-schools-in-suburbs/331891791/#1

John Emery recently joined us on the Morning Show and  spoke to the staff and board of directors of Northern Community Radio about what it means to be Muslim in Minnesota.  John spoke on behalf of the Islamic Resource Center of MN

Check out their podcast here. 

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. 

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