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

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Fall is here and with that so is hunting season.  John Bauer and Heidi Holtan spoke with Conservation Officer Sarah Grell on the Friday Morning Show.

Do you have a question have a question you would like us to ask Officer Grell?  Send it along to Comments@kaxe.org.

Nathan Bergstedt embarked on an epic journey traveling on his bicycle from Grand Rapids, MN to St. Louis, MO. John and Heidi spoke with Nathan about his his journey. 

The 5th Annual Bioenergy Day will be held on Wednesday October 18 starting at 9am.  The day will include tours of area organizations that using bioenergy including:

Lampa Manufacturing

This week Timberjay publisher and editor Marshall Helmberger fills us in on Leah Phifer.  She's running for Congressman Rick Nolan's seat in the 8th district DFL primary.  Marshall tells us more about Lamppa Manufacturing - wood stove manufacturers in Tower who could bring many jobs to the region - and school enrollments in northern MN. 

MN Historical Society

This month Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn take on the topic of journalism.  In this first episode a look back at the purpose of newspapers for immigrants of our region and yellow journalism. 

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