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Let's Visit Virginia: Amber Johnson

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"It was interesting to think about moving back home, because ... when you're from a small town and you go off to college, you always say, 'i'm never going back, I'm going on to bigger cities'... But, it's nice to come back to what you're comfortable with...Virginia is now pushing towards a stronger arts community...You can see things building up and I wanted to be part of the build up." - Amber Johnson 

Amber Johnson grew up on the range and returned to open a dance studio in downtown Virginia, MN.  She loves her job and her community.  She discusses her love of both in this segment of Let's Visit.  

"I'ts just home and loving...It really is the epitome of a casserole dish...comfortable....When you look around and get involved in everything you see that this is actually a really cool place to live." - Amber Johnson  

Katie Carter started at Northern Community Radio in 2008 as Managing Editor of the station's grant-funded, online news experiment Northern Community Internet. Since 2016, she's produced Area Voices showcasing the arts, culture, and history stories of northern Minnesota. She's our local host of NPR's All Things Considered and CBC's As It Happens every weekday from 4-7pm.