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2021 EMMY RECIPIENTS 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - LONG FORM CONTENT

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

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

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

LIFESTYLE

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

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

Emmy Nominations 2021

ARTS & 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 & 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 & ENTERTAINMENT - LONG FORM CONTENT

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

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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They Care for the Horses (Dakota Wicohan Horse Riders) 

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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Small Town Girl (Phaeth Holapatiphone Worden, Thai Chef) 

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

Watch Luthier Arnie Anderson create beautiful string instruments.

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

LIFESTYLE

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

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

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

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

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

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 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT

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Moment of Action (Artist John Sterner)

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

LIFESTYLE - PROGRAM/SPECIAL

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Player Piano Man (Nate Otto)

Nate Otto restores player pianos.

SCIENCE/ENVIRONMENT - PROGRAM FEATURE/SPECIAL

Prairie Sportsman

Living with Wolves

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

LIFESTYLE - FEATURE/SEGMENT/SERIES

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History in Miniature: Max's Dioramas (Max Grabow)

Max Grabow has a passion for making dioramas.

HISTORIC/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT

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From War to Dance: The Carlyle Larsen Story (Carlyle Larsen)

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

TALENT - PROGRAM HOST/MODERATOR

Bret Amundson

Bret Amundson
Host Prairie Sportsman

Emmy Nominations 2020

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Prairie Sportsman

Special Programming

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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

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
Pioneer Specials

Sympathetic Strings

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

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

Prairie Yard & Garden

Goats and Invasive Plants

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

Writer - Program (Non-News)

Cindy Dorn

Cindy Dorn
Writer Prairie Sportsman

TALENT - PROGRAM HOST/MODERATOR

Bret Amundson

Bret Amundson
Host Prairie Sportsman

2019 EMMY RECIPIENTS 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT-  PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT

One Step at a Time (Corina Kells)

Corina Kells dives into her conceptual photography.

EDUCATION/SCHOOLS -  PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT

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Becoming Native Scientists (Linda Black Elk)

Linda Black Elk shows us a few different elixirs, and remedies we can make at home.

BUSINESS/CONSUMER: PROGRAM -  FEATURE/SEGMENT

Prairie Sportsman

Pollinator Friendly Solar

Visit the 1200-acre North Star Solar Array that is planted with native grasses and forbes.

Emmy Nominations 2019

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Prairie Sportsman

Special Programming

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Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson gives a tour of his extensive collection of cars, tractors, etc.

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Paul Anderson
Corina Kells
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Corina Kells
Majestic Chaos
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Majestic Chaos
Karen Jenson
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Karen Jenson
Shawn McCann
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Shawn McCann
Linda Black Elk
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Linda Black Elk
Dan Huiting
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Dan Huiting
Hand Games
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Hand Games
LqPV-DB Shadows Dance Team
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LqPV-DB Shadows Dance Team
Gregory Harp
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Gregory Harp
Prairie Sportsman

Beattys at Beargrease

Twins Carlie and Chloe of Lakeville are featured entrants in the John Beargrease Sled Dogs

Emmy® Nominated Stories
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Beattys at Beargrease
Prairie Sportsman
Beattys at Beargrease
TUNE Camp
Prairie Sportsman
TUNE Camp
The Twisted Sisters
Prairie Sportsman
The Twisted Sisters
Raptors Bald and Golden
Prairie Sportsman
Raptors Bald and Golden
Pollinator Friendly Solar
Prairie Sportsman
Pollinator Friendly Solar
LANDMARKS

Landmarks: Keeping History Alive

Landmarks highlights icons of western & southwestern Minnesota, Churches, Barns & Schools.

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Landmarks: Keeping History Alive

Writer - Program (Non-News)

Cindy Dorn

Cindy Dorn
Writer Prairie Sportsman

TALENT - PROGRAM HOST/MODERATOR

Bret Amundson

Bret Amundson
Host Prairie Sportsman

2018 EMMY RECIPIENTS 

HISTORIC/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - SINGLE STORY/SERIES

Maya Bdeg'a (Pelican Hill)

Walter “Super” LaBatte Jr. narrates a family story of the naming of Maya Bdeg'a.

SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE (OTHER THAN NEWS OR SPORTS) 

Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters

At Home With Monsters, an exhibit of filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's personal collection.

Emmy Nominations 2018

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Prairie Sportsman

Special Programming

TALENT - PROGRAM HOST/MODERATOR

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Walter "Super" LaBatte

Artist Walter ”Super” Labatte Jr. of the Pejuhutazizi Kapi.

Emmy® Nominated Stories
1 / 6 Videos
Walter "Super" LaBatte
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Walter "Super" LaBatte
Olga Nichols
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Olga Nichols
Ella Kneprath
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Ella Kneprath
Brady Perl
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Brady Perl
Kaddatz Gallery
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Kaddatz Gallery
Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters
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Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters
Prairie Sportsman

Great Gray Adventure

A trip to Minnesota's the Arctic Riviera: the Sax-Zim Bog in northeast Minnesota.

Emmy® Nominated Stories
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Great Gray Adventure
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Great Gray Adventure
Pioneer Specials

Vietnam Remembered: Western/Southwestern Minnesota

Local people remember their experiences during the Vietnam War era.

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Pioneer Specials
Vietnam Remembered: Western/Southwestern Minnesota
Maya Bdeg'a (Pelican Hill)
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Maya Bdeg'a (Pelican Hill)
Bret Amundson

Bret Amundson
Host Prairie Sportsman

2017 EMMY RECIPIENTS 

DOCUMENTARY - HISTORICAL

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Sonderzüge: A Box Car Story (WWII Museum Boxcar)

A 118 year old railroad boxcar finds a new home at the center of a WWII museum exhibit.

HISTORIC CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - PROGRAM 

Marching Saints: Pearl Harbor (Fighting Saints Marching Band)

Generations connect through music at the 75th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor.

2016 EMMY RECIPIENTS 

2015 EMMY RECIPIENTS 

2014 EMMY RECIPIENTS 

2013 EMMY RECIPIENTS 

HISTORIC CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - PROGRAM 

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Captured in Silver (David Rambow)

Wetplate photographer, David Rambow is featured.

LIFESTYLE - PROGRAM SPECIAL/SERIES 

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5,000 Moving Parts (Kinetic Artists)

Kinetic artists are featured.

DOCUMENTARY - TOPICAL 

Pioneer Specials

Haiti Love

Learn more about Children of the Promise.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - PROGRAM 

My Way Back Home

My Way Back Home: Caroline Smith

Hear the soulful voice of Caroline Smith from Detroit Lakes.

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