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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We talked with Sam Brodey (Washington correspondent for Minn Post) on the Thursday Morning Show today about the turbulent DFL political climate right now.  Five candidates are still in the race for District 8 and Senator Tina Smith faces Richard Painter - once a Republican in President George W. Bush's administration turned Democrat and staunchly anti-Trump. 

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2018 Greater Minnesota Governor’s Forum

Press Release:  Tuesday July 31st, 2018

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Deer River High School English teacher Phil Hermel joined us today to tell us about his epic quest to raise local funds for local folks struggling with cancer.  You can get behind Phil's 100 mile-24 hour rollerblade for Cancer Aid on his Go Fund Me page

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We continue our MN Candidate series with DFLer Mike Rothman who is running for MN Attorney General.  This year the race is heated, especially on the DFL side  and the August 14th MN Primaries are all the more important. 

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This week Marshall Helmberger fills us in on the Ely company Wintergreen getting invited to the White House, the derailment of the Polymet Land Swap and visitors headed to Ely who have been blindly following their smartphone directions and have ended up stuck on a rough road that ends up in a mudhole. 

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