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

https://www.housleyforsenate.com/#meet-karin

As the campaign season heats up many candidates are traveling through northern MN.  KAXE/KBXE will work hard to introduce you to many of this year's candidates.

Republican Karin Housley was elected to the MN senate in 2012 from the Stillwater/St. Croix River Valley area  and has been chairwoman of the Aging and Long-Term Care Committee and vice chair of the Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee, and serves on the Veterans and Military Affairs and the Jobs and Economic Growth committees.

http://dougwardlowag.com/

As the campaign season heats up many candidates are traveling through northern MN.  KAXE/KBXE will work hard to introduce you to many of this year's candidates.

Republican Doug Wardlow grew up in Eagan and is an accomplished trial and appellate attorney and served in the MN House from 2011-2013.  He’s now running for MN’s Attorney General.

In this unedited, podcast only edition of Dig Deep Chuck and Aaron go deeper yet into the politics of immigration - don't forget next month Dig Deep will be hosting the candidates for governor on August 21st at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids. 

Heidi Holtan

Each month we pair our liberal commentator Aaron Brown with our conservative commentator Chuck Marohn.  They listen to each other and often agree with each other.   Immigration is being discussed on a national level - and Aaron and Chuck guide us through some of the points each political party believes. 

www.smith.senate.gov

MN DFL Senator Tina Smith joined us for making sausage this morning.

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