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Pioneer PBS receives two Upper Midwest Emmys® for its Postcards program
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Ben Dempcy, Dana Conroy and Kristofor Gieske

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GRANITE FALLS, Minn. — Pioneer PBS’s locally produced program Postcards have received two regional Emmy® awards from the Upper Midwest Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences during an awards ceremony at the Radisson Blu Hotel at the Mall of America. This is the ninth year in a row that Pioneer has received Upper Midwest Emmys® for its local programs, for a grand total of 20 Emmys since 2013.

Two Emmys were received by the Pioneer PBS Postcards team of producer Dana Conroy with videographers/editors Ben Dempcy and Kristofor Gieske. Since 2013, stories created by this Postcards production team have received 18 Upper Midwest Emmys.

The Making of Tuscaloosa in Minnesota won an award in the Arts and Entertainment -- Long Form Content Category. The story features behind the scenes interviews with the film’s director Phillip Harder who made the film in Minnesota and who based his film on a novel by Glasgow Phillips.

The New Melting Pot of America won an award in the Lifestyle Category. The story features Mateo Mackbee and Erin Lucas' restaurant, Krewe, in St. Joseph and how they use their restaurant, bakery and farm to promote diversity and teach about food.

The award-winning productions were made possible by Pioneer PBS members, with funding from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and other sponsors

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