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.timberjay.com

This week Timberjay editor Marshall Helmberger fills us in on the latest on copper-nickel mining in Hoyt Lakes - The Polymet Project, the public utilities commission and Frontier Communications, the fantastic Northwoods Grizzlies boys basketball team at State and Marshall's favorite time of the year:  crust skiing.

John Bauer

Tajia, Jaden and Tayor joined us on the Morning Show to tell us about the mystery dinner theater they are producing Saturday March 31st from 6-9 in Warba.  "Murd-arr!" is a fundrasier for a trip to Washington DC in June. 

www.grandrapidsmn.com

This morning we talked education with Itasca Community College provost Bart Johnson.... including the partnership with IASC - Itasca Area Schools Collaborative.  Bart also talked with us about employment trends and working with younger students to get experiential learning in job settings. 

http://www.sos.state.mn.us/about-the-office/around-minnesota/

Minnesota can boast the #1 voter turnout in the nation...but that doesn't mean the system can't be improved upon.

MN's Secretary of State Steve Simon joined us this morning to tell us more about the integrity of Minnesota's election system, and root for the Twins of course. 

www.veerahiranandani.com

Veera Hirnanandani joined us to talk about her novel "The Night Diary".

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