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Pioneer PBS Emmy Nominations 2021

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT - SHORT FORM CONTENT

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Benny Bonnema, Tattoo Artist (Inked)

Learn about the age old art of tattooing with artist Benny Bonnema.

Ben Dempcy, Editor/Videographer| Kristofor Gieske, Videographer

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT - LONG FORM CONTENT

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Taylor Ngiri Seaberg, Musician (The Art of Resistance)

Listen to the smooth rock and hypnotic vocals of artist and musician Taylor Seaberg.

Dana Conroy, Executive Producer| Kevin Russell, Editor| Ben Dempcy, Videographer| Kristofor Gieske, Videographer

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT - LONG FORM CONTENT

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Behind the scenes of the movie Tuscaloosa (The Making of Tuscaloosa in Minnesota)

Director Phillip Harder and Producer Patrick Riley discuss their film Tuscaloosa.

Dana Conroy, Executive Producer| Kyle Walczak, Editor| Kristofor Gieske, Videographer| Ben Dempcy, Videographer

BUSINESS/CONSUMER - SHORT OR LONG FORM CONTENT

Prairie Sportsman

Insect Cuisine

A cricket farm and the environmental and health benefits of eating insects.

Cindy Dorn, Producer| Bret Amundson, Host| Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer| Max Grabow, Videographer

EDUCATION/SCHOOLS - SHORT OR LONG FORM CONTENT

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Dakota Wicohan Horse Riders (They Care for the Horses)

Learn about the healing power of horses with Dakota Wicohan.

Dana Conroy, Executive Producer| Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer| Ben Dempcy, Videographer

SCIENCE/ENVIRONMENT - SHORT OR LONG FROM CONTENT

Prairie Sportsman

Ginger's (Conservation) Legacy

Ginger Homme’s soil, water quality and energy conservation practices.

Cindy Dorn, Producer| Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer| Max Grabow, VideographerBret Amundson, Assistant Producer

HISTORIC/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - SHORT FORM CONTENT

Prairie Sportsman

An Inspirational Hike

Emily Ford is the first woman to thru-hike the 1200-mile Ice Age Trail during winter.

Cindy Dorn, Producer| Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer| Bret Amundson, Producer

HISTORIC/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - LONG FORM CONTENT

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Phaeth Holapatiphone Worden, Thai Chef (Small Town Girl)

Thai Chef Phaeth Holapatiphone Worden makes Thai spring rolls from her mother's recipe.

Dana Conroy, Executive Producer| Kristofor Gieske, Videographer

LIFESTYLE

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Luthier Arnie Anderson (Carving Fate: Journey of a Luthier)

Watch Luthier Arnie Anderson create beautiful string instruments.

Dana Conroy, Executive Producer| Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer| Ben Dempcy, Videographer

LIFESTYLE

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Culinary Artists Mateo Mackbee & Erin Lucas of Krewe (The New Melting Pot of America)

Learn about New Orleans-style cooking and civil rights history with the Mackbee family.

Dana Conroy, Executive Producer| Kevin Russell, Editor| Kristofor Gieske, Videographer| Ben Dempcy, Videographer

LIFESTYLE

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Wesley Thompson, Toy Tractor Builder (Mini Machinery: Wesley Thompson)

Retired farmer Wesley Thompson's collection of toy tractors and other farm machinery.

Dana Conroy, Executive Producer| Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer| Ben Dempcy, Videographer

MILITARY - SHORT OR LONG FORM CONTENT

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Craig Tschetter, Vietnam War Vet (Fifteen Minutes Ago: A Vietnam War Story) 

Learn about the the book Fifteen Minutes Ago: A Vietnam War Memoir by Craig Tschetter.

Dana Conroy, Executive Producer| Kristofor Gieske, Videographer/Editor| Ben Dempcy, Videographer

POLITICS/GOVERNMENT - SHORT FORM CONTENT

Prairie Sportsman

Get the Lead Out

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Minnesota PCA promotes lead-free fishing tackle to protect loons and other wildlife.

Cindy Dorn, Producer| Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer| Bret Amundson, Producer

SPORTS STORY - SHORT AND LONG FORM CONTENT

Prairie Sportsman

Kettle River Rafting

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Whitewater rafting in Banning State Park on the scenic Kettle River.

Cindy Dorn, Producer| Bret Amundson, Host/Editor| Dylan Curfman, Videographer

PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM

Prairie Sportsman

Vets Hunt and Ag-based Solar Cells

Nobles County Pheasants Forever's habitat work and vets hunt and printable solar cells.

Cindy Dorn, Producer| Bret Amundson, Host/Editor| Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer

INFORMATIONAL/INSTRUCTIONAL

Prairie Sportsman

Tapping the Sugar Bush

It’s maple syruping time at Osprey Wilds sugar bush near Sandstone.

Cindy Dorn, Producer | Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer | Bret Amundson, Producer

INTERVIEW/DISCUSSION

Prairie Sportsman

Quality Bluegills

Fishing in Otter Tail County to learn about the Quality Bluegill Initiative.

Cindy Dorn, Producer | Bret Amundson, Host/Editor | Dylan Curfman, Videographer

Talent - Program Host/Moderator

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Bret Amundson | Host Prairie Sportsman 

Our very own Bret Amundson of Prairie Sportsman is a 2021 UPPER MIDWEST EMMY® AWARDS NOMINEE in the HOST/MODERATOR category. Here is a highlight reel showcasing Bret's skills during season 12 of Prairie Sportsman.

2020 EMMY RECIPIENTS 
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Artist John Sterner

John Sterner says his artwork has become a cultural search for identity and belonging.

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Nate Otto

Nate Otto restores player pianos.

Prairie Sportsman

Living with Wolves

Scientist Dave Mech, a world-renown wolf expert, has studied the carnivores since 1958.

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Carlyle Larsen

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The amazing life of Carlyle Larsen who returned to Minnesota to play trumpet after WWII.

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Max Grabow

Max Grabow has a passion for making dioramas.

Talent - Program Host/Moderator

Bret Amundson

Bret Amundson
Host Prairie Sportsman

2020 EMMY NOMINATES STORIES

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Prairie Sportsman

Tylar Larsen

Tylar Larsen is a large format painter.

Emmy® Nominated Stories
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Tylar Larsen
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Tylar Larsen
Artist John Sterner
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Artist John Sterner
Carlyle Larsen
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Carlyle Larsen
WWII Story
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WWII Story
1969 USS Enterprise Fire
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1969 USS Enterprise Fire
Canoe Project
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Canoe Project
Lord Grizzly Gallery, Nutcracker Collection, Take
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Lord Grizzly Gallery, Nutcracker Collection, Take
Dustin Young
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Dustin Young
Max Grabow
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Max Grabow
Nate Otto
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Nate Otto
Prairie Sportsman

Living with Wolves

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Scientist Dave Mech, a world-renown wolf expert, has studied the carnivores since 1958.

Emmy® Nominated Stories
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Living with Wolves
Prairie Sportsman
Living with Wolves
Carrol's Wild Life
Prairie Sportsman
Carrol's Wild Life
Driftless
Prairie Sportsman
Driftless
The Sled Dog Capital
Prairie Sportsman
The Sled Dog Capital
Exploring Red Lake
Prairie Sportsman
Exploring Red Lake

Prairie Yard & Garden

Special Programming

Goats and Invasive Plants

Learn about the goats that are helping to stop the spread of invasive plants.

Pioneer Specials

Sympathetic Strings

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A film by Pioneer PBS exploring the Hardanger fiddle traditions in Minnesota.

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Sympathetic Strings
Pioneer Specials
Sympathetic Strings
The Devil's Instrument
Pioneer Specials
The Devil's Instrument

Writer - Program (Non-News)

Cindy Dorn

Cindy Dorn
Writer Prairie Sportsman

Talent - Program Host/Moderator

Bret Amundson

Bret Amundson
Host Prairie Sportsman


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