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

Heidi Holtan

On Monday mornings we meet the people of northern MN who live their life off the beaten path.  This week Michael Schumacher and Marina Lovell who run a CSA from Cass Lake.  They talked with producer Milt Lee. 

MN Legislature

Last week we talked with one of the newest elected leaders, Rep. Sandy Layman (R) Cohasset.  We talked about the Health Care Relief Bill, Real ID and what it's like to be the new kid on the block. 

Tammy Bobrowsky

February can be a long cold month to get through in northern Minnesota.  We think the best way we can get through it is to band together as a community and....READ!  How many books do you think we can read? 100?  500?  How many books do you read in a month? 

Aaron Brown - MinnesotaBrown.com

In this  conversation Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn talk about where rural towns are right now, and where they think they are going.  And yes, they have hope.

Aaron Brown - MinnesotaBrown.com

Part 2 of our Dig Deep conversation this week gets into how the presidential campaigns of 2016 spoke to people in rural areas and also asks the question "does anybody outside of here really care?" 

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