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

It's been a year of the Dig Deep segments and podcasts where we pair Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn to explore issues that are relevant in our communities and the larger world.  In December they are taking the time to look back at 2017.  Chuck poses the first topic.

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www.timberjay.com

On the Friday morning show this week Marshall from the Timberjay helps us understand the process of permitting for copper nickel mining by Polymet, more on Lt. Governor Tina Smith and the musical chairs it will cause in th MN Legislature and a story of a bear attack.  We also talked with Bill Vagts later in our show about saving his corgi from a black bear in Isabella, mn. 

www.startribune.com

John Bauer and Heidi Holtan were  lucky to have a conversation today with Bill Vagts from Isabella today about the harrowing story of saving his 30 lb dog from a black bear. 

MN author Alison McGhee has a new book out for adults, "Never Coming Back".  It's the story of the complexities of the mother daughter relationship.

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