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Compass is a weekly discussion of public policy and important issues facing local communities in Pioneer PBS' viewing area. Compass covers issues facing our religious and faith communities, local road transportation needs, changing times in city and county government and how Minnesota’s court system addresses rural needs to provide equal justice in our diverse state. If you have an idea about a topic or issue that you would like to see discussed on Compass, click here to contact us.

Covering Coronavirus: May 28, 2020

Organizations helping to rural farmers and families experiencing crises & trauma.

Resources from Recent Coronavirus Specials

Covering Coronavirus: May 21, 2020

COVID-19's impact on historical societies & how to document this historic time.

Covering Coronavirus: May 14, 2020

Learn about how Viking Speedway & the USPS are reorganizing and thinking about the future.

Covering Coronavirus: May 7, 2020

Pandemic impacts on Goodwill-Easter Seals MN, retirement planning, the JBS plant & TVFH.

Covering Coronavirus: April 30, 2020

Educational service cooperative & students on distance learning & an anniversary parade.

Covering Coronavirus: April 23, 2020

School workers, superintendents and an ag econ professor on how COVID-19 impacts.

Covering Coronavirus: Small Business

How bankers and small businesses are responding to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Covering Coronavirus: Wellbeing

Wellness practitioners and cultural support as the novel coronavirus spreads.

Covering Coronavirus: Farming and Ag

How coronavirus and how the pandemic is impacting the farming and agriculture sector.



Compass at Farmfest: Lynn Ketelsen

Lynn Ketelsen from Linder Farm Network talks future farming challenges and exciting trends


Compass at Farmfest: Sen. Gary Dahms

Sen. Gary Dahms provided a legislative perspective to ag issues including mental health.


Compass at Farmfest: Whitney Place

Whitney Place, from the MN Department of Ag, on the diversification and future of farming.

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