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2022 EMMY RECIPIENTS 

DIVERSITY/EQUITY/INCLUSION - SHORT FORM CONTENT

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The Thing That Makes Your Heart Sing (Kandace Creel-Falcon)

Kandace Creel Falcon paints imagery inspired by her ancestors

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

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - SHORT FORM CONTENT

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Beautiful Kingdom

Beautiful Kingdom forms an unlikely union in Luverne.

Dana Conroy, Producer | Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer| Ben Dempcy, Videographer | Tyler Bryce, Audio Engineer

HISTORICAL/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - SHORT FORM CONTENT

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Bone Brushes and Hide Painting (Fern Cloud)

Fern Cloud is a Native American designer and Dakota hide painter.

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

HISTORICAL/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIA - LONG FORM CONTENT

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40 Thieves on Saipan

40 Thieves on Saipan is a love letter from a son to his WWII vet father.

Dana Conroy, Producer | Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer | Ben Dempcy, Videographer | Tate Marshall, Illustrator/Animator

MILITARY - SHORT OR LONG FORM CONTENT

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Vietnam Survival Story with Eugene Murphy and Lyle Bowes

Vietnam veterans Gene Murphy and Lyle Bowes of Sioux Falls tell their stories.

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

PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM

Prairie Sportsman

Conflicting Canines

Researchers study whether fox are moving into urban areas to escape coyotes.

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

Emmy Nominations 2022
POSTCARDS
PRAIRIE SPORTSMAN
DOCUMENTARY - CULTURAL
Made in Sweden
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
• Kevin Russell, Editor
• Ben Dempcy, Videographer
• Kristofor Gieske, Videographer
INFORMATIONAL/INSTRUCTIONAL
Save the Turtles
Pioneer PBS
• Cindy Dorn, Producer/Writer
• Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
• Bret Amundson, Narrator
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - SHORT FORM CONTENT
Beautiful Kingdom: Where Love Takes the Lead
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
• Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
• Ben Dempcy, Videographer
• Tyler Bryce, Audio Engineer
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - SHORT FORM CONTENT
An Unusual Canvas
Pioneer PBS
• Dylan Curfman, Producer/Editor
• Bret Amundson, Host/Producer
• Cindy Dorn, Producer
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - SHORT FORM CONTENT
The Unlikely Grammy Winner
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
• Kyle Walczak, Editor
• Ben Dempcy, Videographer
• Kristofor Gieske, Videographer
EDUCATION/SCHOOLS - SHORT OR LONG FORM CONTENT
Little Ones Learning Outdoors
Pioneer PBS
• Cindy Dorn, Producer/Writer
• Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
• Bret Amundson, Producer
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - LONG FORM CONTENT
An Artist's Heart Never Stops: The Kirk Williams Story
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
• Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
• Ben Dempcy, Videographer
ENVIRONMENT/SCIENCE - SHORT OR LONG FROM CONTENT
Mike's Muckets
Pioneer PBS
• Cindy Dorn, Producer/Writer
• Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
• Bret Amundson, Narrator
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - LONG FORM CONTENT
The Secrets of Swedish Folk Art with Pieper Bloomquist
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
• Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
• Ben Dempcy, Videographer
ENVIRONMENT/SCIENCE - SHORT OR LONG FROM CONTENT
Raptor Rescue
Pioneer PBS
• Cindy Dorn, Producer/Writer
• Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
• Bret Amundson, Narrator
BUSINESS/CONSUMER - SHORT OR LONG FORM CONTENT
Art in Motion
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
• Ben Dempcy, Editor/Videographer
• Kristofor Gieske, Videographer
HISTORICAL/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIA - LONG FORM CONTENT
Legacy of the Lakes
Pioneer PBS
• Cindy Dorn, Producer/Writer
• Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
• Bret Amundson, Host
ENVIRONMENT/SCIENCE - SHORT OR LONG FROM CONTENT
Cactus in Minnesota
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
• Ben Dempcy, Editor/Videographer
• Kristofor Gieske, Videographer
LIFESTYLE - LONG FORM CONTENT
Woodland Bounty
Pioneer PBS
• Cindy Dorn, Producer/Writer
• Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
• Bret Amundson, Narrator
HISTORICAL/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - SHORT FORM CONTENT
A Museum on a Farm
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
• Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
• Ben Dempcy, Videographer
MILITARY - SHORT OR LONG FORM CONTENT
One of a Kind
Pioneer PBS
• Cindy Dorn, Producer/Writer
• Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
• Bret Amundson, Narrator
HISTORICAL/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - SHORT FORM CONTENT
Bone Brushes and Hide Painting (Fern Cloud)
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
• Ben Dempcy, Editor/Videographer
• Kristofor Gieske, Videographer
TALENT - PROGRAM HOST/MODERATOR
Bret Amundson: Prairie Sportsman Host
Pioneer PBS
• Bret Amundson, Host
HISTORICAL/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - SHORT FORM CONTENT
Tiny Titanic
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
• Mike Scholtz, Editor/Videographer
• Kristofor Gieske, Videographer
• Ben Dempcy, Videographer
PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM
Conflicting Canines
Pioneer PBS
• Cindy Dorn, Producer/Writer
• Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
• Bret Amundson, Narrator
HISTORICAL/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIA - LONG FORM CONTENT
40 Thieves On Saipan: A Son Uncovers His Father's True Story
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
• Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
• Ben Dempcy, Videographer
• Tate Marshall, Illustrator/Animator
 
LIFESTYLE - SHORT FORM CONTENT
Dragons, Gumball Machines and More
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
• Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
• Ben Dempcy, Videographer
 
MILITARY - SHORT OR LONG FORM CONTENT
Bonded by Sacrifice: Gene Murphy & Lyle Bowes
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
• Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
• Ben Dempcy, Videographer
 
DIVERSITY/EQUITY/INCLUSION - SHORT FORM CONTENT
The Thing That Makes Your Heart Sing (Kandace Creel-Falcon)
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
• Ben Dempcy, Editor/Videographer
• Kristofor Gieske, Videographer
 
DIVERSITY/EQUITY/INCLUSION - LONG FORM CONTENT
Inkpa Mani: Ancient Arts in a Modern World
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
• Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
• Ben Dempcy, Videographer
 
DIVERSITY/EQUITY/INCLUSION - LONG FORM CONTENT
Unapologetic Valentine
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
• Kevin Russell, Editor
• Ben Dempcy, Videographer
• Kristofor Gieske, Videographer
 
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
POSTCARDS
PRAIRIE SPORTSMAN
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - SHORT FORM CONTENT
Benny Bonnema, Tattoo Artist (Inked)
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
• Ben Dempcy, Editor/Videographer
• Kristofor Gieske, Videographer
BUSINESS/CONSUMER - SHORT OR LONG FORM CONTENT
Insect Cuisine
Pioneer PBS
• Cindy Dorn, Producer/Writer
• Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
• Max Grabow, Videographer
• Bret Amundson, Host
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - LONG FORM CONTENT
Taylor Ngiri Seaberg, Musician (The Art of Resistance)
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
• Kevin Russell, Editor
• Ben Dempcy, Videographer
• Kristofor Gieske, Videographer
SCIENCE/ENVIRONMENT - SHORT OR LONG FROM CONTENT
Ginger's (Conservation) Legacy
Pioneer PBS
• Cindy Dorn, Producer/Writer
• Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
• Max Grabow, Videographer
• Bret Amundson, Assistant Producer
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - LONG FORM CONTENT
The Making of Tuscaloosa in Minnesota (Behind the scenes of the movie Tuscaloosa)
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
• Kyle Walczak, Editor
• Kristofor Gieske, Videographer
• Ben Dempcy, Videographer
HISTORIC/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - SHORT FORM CONTENT
An Inspirational Hike
Pioneer PBS
• Cindy Dorn, Producer/Writer
• Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
• Bret Amundson, Producer
EDUCATION/SCHOOLS - SHORT OR LONG FORM CONTENT
They Care for the Horses (Dakota Wicohan Horse Riders) 
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
• Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
• Ben Dempcy, Videographer
POLITICS/GOVERNMENT - SHORT FORM CONTENT
Get the Lead Out
Pioneer PBS
• Cindy Dorn, Producer/Writer
• Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
• Bret Amundson, Producer
HISTORIC/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - LONG FORM CONTENT
Small Town Girl (Phaeth Holapatiphone Worden, Thai Chef) 
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
• Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
SPORTS STORY - SHORT AND LONG FORM CONTENT
Kettle River Rafting
Pioneer PBS
• Cindy Dorn, Producer/Writer
• Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
• Bret Amundson, Host/Editor
LIFESTYLE
Carving Fate: Journey of a Luthier (Luthier Arnie Anderson) 
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
• Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
• Ben Dempcy, Videographer
PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM
Vets Hunt and Ag-based Solar Cells
Pioneer PBS
• Cindy Dorn, Producer/Writer
• Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
• Bret Amundson, Host/Editor
LIFESTYLE
The New Melting Pot of America (Culinary Artists Mateo Mackbee & Erin Lucas of Krewe)
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
Kevin Russell, Editor
• Kristofor Gieske, Videographer
• Ben Dempcy, Videographer
INFORMATIONAL/INSTRUCTIONAL
Tapping the Sugar Bush
• Cindy Dorn, Producer/Writer
• Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
• Bret Amundson, Producer
LIFESTYLE
Mini Machinery: Wesley Thompson (Wesley Thompson, Toy Tractor Builder)
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
• Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
• Ben Dempcy, Videographer
INTERVIEW/DISCUSSION
Quality Bluegills
Pioneer PBS
• Cindy Dorn, Producer/Writer
• Dylan Curfman, Videographer
• Bret Amundson, Host/Editor
MILITARY - SHORT OR LONG FORM CONTENT
Fifteen Minutes Ago: A Vietnam War Story (Craig Tschetter, Vietnam War Vet) 
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Producer
• Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
• Ben Dempcy, Videographer
TALENT - PROGRAM HOST/MODERATOR
Bret Amundson: Prairie Sportsman Host
Pioneer PBS
• Bret Amundson, Host
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

12:09
Published:

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
POSTCARDS
PRAIRIE SPORTSMAN
PRAIRIE YARD & GARDEN
SPECIALS
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT 
Tylar Larsen: Growth Through Bravery
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Senior Producer
• Ben Dempcy, Editor/Videographer
• Kristofor Gieske, Videographer
SCIENCE/ENVIRONMENT - PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT
Living With Wolves
Pioneer PBS
• Cindy Dorn, Producer/Writer
• Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
• Max Grabow, Videographer
• Bret Amundson, Field Producer
LIFESTYLE- PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Goats and Invasive Species (Plants)
Pioneer PBS
Mike Cihak, Producer/Director/Editor
Mary Holm, Host/Producer
Timothy Bakken, Videographer
DOCUMENTARY - HISTORICAL
The Horse Relative
Pioneer PBS
Dana Conroy, Senior Producer
Kevin Russell, Editor 
Kris Gieske, Videographer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer
Dylan Curfman, Videographer
 
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT 
Moment of Action (Artist John Sterner)
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Senior Producer
• Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
• Ben Dempcy, Videographer
HISTORIC/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT
Carrol’s Wild Life
Pioneer PBS
• Cindy Dorn, Producer/Writer
• Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
• Max Grabow, Videographer
• Bret Amundson, Producer
 
DOCUMENTARY - TOPICAL
The Devil’s Instrument
Pioneer PBS
Dana Conroy, Senior Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Videographer
Dana Conroy, Senior Producer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer
Kevin Russell, Editor
HISTORIC/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT
The July Water Ran Down My Leg (Dustin Young)
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Senior Producer
• Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
MAGAZINE
Driftless
Pioneer PBS
• Cindy Dorn, Producer/Writer
• Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
• Max Grabow, Videographer
• Bret Amundson, Host/Field Producer
 
DOCUMENTARY - TOPICAL
The Devil’s Instrument
Pioneer PBS
Dana Conroy, Senior Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Videographer
Dana Conroy, Senior Producer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer
Kevin Russell, Editor
HISTORIC/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT
From War to Dance: The Carlyle Larsen Story
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Senior Producer
• Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
• Ben Dempcy, Videographer
PUBLIC/CURRENT/COMMUNITY AFFAIRS - PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT
The Sled Dog Capital
Pioneer PBS
• Cindy Dorn, Producer/Writer
• Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
• Max Grabow, Videographer
• Bret Amundson, Host/Field Producer
 
 
HISTORIC/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC  PROGRAM
One Deadly Morning
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Senior Producer
• Ben Dempcy, Videographer
• Kristofor Gieske, Editor
LIFESTYLE - PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Exploring Red Lake
Pioneer PBS
• Cindy Dorn, Producer/Writer
• Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
• Max Grabow, Editor/Videographer
• Bret Amundson, Host/Editor
 
 
HISTORIC/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC  PROGRAM
Sailing the Plains (Canoe Project)
Pioneer PBS
• Dana Conroy, Senior Producer
• Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
• Ben Dempcy, Videographer
PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM
Vets Hunt and Ag-based Solar Cells
Pioneer PBS
• Cindy Dorn, Producer/Writer
• Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
• Bret Amundson, Host/Editor
 
 
MAGAZINE
Visual Artist Cody Henrichs, Master Collector Betty Mann and Take 16 Brewery (Lord Grizzly Gallery, Nutcracker Collection, Take 16 Brewing)
Pioneer PBS
Dana Conroy, Senior Producer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer/Editor 
Dana Conroy, Senior Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Videographer/Editor
WRITER - PROGRAM (NON-NEWS)
Cindy Dorn 
Pioneer PBS
• Cindy Dorn, Producer/Writer
 
 
INTERSTITIAL
Up In Smoke (1969 USS Enterprise Fire)
Pioneer PBS
Dana Conroy, Senior Producer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer/Editor 
Dana Conroy, Senior Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Videographer
 
 
 
LIFESTYLE- PROGRAM/SPECIAL
History in Miniature: Max’s Dioramas (Max Grabow)
Pioneer PBS
Dana Conroy, Senior Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer
 
 
 
LIFESTYLE- PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Player Piano Man (Nate Otto)
Pioneer PBS
Dana Conroy, Senior Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer
 
 
 
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

Pollinator Friendly Solar

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

Emmy Nominations 2019
POSTCARDS
PRAIRIE SPORTSMAN
LANDMARKS
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT 
Creating for the Temporary
Pioneer Public Television
• Dana Conroy, Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer
BUSINESS/CONSUMER: PROGRAM - FEATURE SEGMENT
Pollinator Friendly Solar
Pioneer Public Television
Cindy Dorn, Producer
Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
Max Grabow, Videographer
Bret Amundson, Assistant Producer
Lisa Cownie, Voice Artist
DOCUMENTARY - HISTORICAL
Landmarks – Keeping History Alive
Pioneer Public Television
Timothy Bakken, Videography/Editor
Doug Ohman, Host/Producer
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT 
One Step at a Time
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Producer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer/Editor
EDUCATION/SCHOOLS - PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT
TUNE Camp
Pioneer Public Television
Cindy Dorn, Producer
Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
Bret Amundson, Host/Narrator
 
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - PROGRAM 
The Moment of Truth
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer
SCIENCE/ENVIRONMENTAL - PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT
Raptors Bald and Golden
Pioneer Public Television
Cindy Dorn, Producer
Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
Bret Amundson, Host
Max Grabow, Videographer
 
EDUCATION/SCHOOLS - PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT
Becoming Native Scientists
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Producer
Ben Dempcy, Editor/Videographer
Kristofor Gieske, Videographer
SPORTS - PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT
Beattys at Beargrease
Pioneer Public Television
Cindy Dorn, Producer
Dylan Curfman, Editor/Videographer
Bret Amundson, Host
Max Grabow, Videographer
 
EDUCATION/SCHOOLS - PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT
Reclaiming Dakota Hand Games
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Producer
Ben Dempcy, Editor/Videographer
Kristofor Gieske, Videographer
INTERVIEW DISCUSSION
Twisted Sisters
Pioneer Public Television
Cindy Dorn, Producer
Bret Amundson, Host/Editor
Dylan Curfman, Videographer
Max Grabow, Videographer
 
HISTORIC/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT
Paul Anderson: History Collector
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Producer
Ben Dempcy, Editor/Videographer
Kristofor Gieske, Videographer
WRITER - PROGRAM (NON-NEWS)
Cindy Dorn 
Pioneer Public Television
• Cindy Dorn, Producer/Writer
 
HISTORIC/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT
The A is for Auschwitz
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
TALENT - PROGRAM HOST/MODERATOR
Bret Amundson 
Pioneer Public Television
Bret Amundson – Prairie Sportsman
 
HISTORIC/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - PROGRAM 
Alderstrappen: Steps of Life
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer
 
 
HISTORIC/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - PROGRAM 
Majestic Chaos
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Producer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer
 
 
PUBLIC/CURRENT/COMMUNITY AFFAIRS - PROGRAM  FEATURE/SEGMENT
Painting a Vanished World
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer
 
 
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
POSTCARDS
PRAIRIE SPORTSMAN
SPECIAL
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - SINGLE STORY/SERIES 
Home Is Where The Art Is
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
SCIENCE/ENVIRONMENTAL
Sax-Zim Bog
Pioneer Public Television
Bret Amundson, Host/Producer
Dylan Curfman, Videographer
Cindy Dorn, Producer
Sparky Stensaas, Contributing Videographer
HISTORIC/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - PROGRAM
Vietnam Remembered: Western/Southwestern Minnesota
Pioneer Public Television
Timothy Bakken, Producer/Editor
Ben Dempcy, Videographer/Editor
Kristofor Gieske, Videographer
Matthew Johnson, Videographer
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - SINGLE STORY/SERIES 
Picturing Magic
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
TALENT - PROGRAM HOST/MODERATOR
Bret Amundson 
Pioneer Public Television
Bret Amundson – Prairie Sportsman
 
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - PROGRAM 
The Rhythm Of Life
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
  
HISTORIC/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - SINGLE STORY/SERIES
Maya Bdeg’a
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Editor
Ben Dempcy, Audio Technician
• Tate Marshall, Illustrator
  
DOCUMENTARY TOPICAL
Super
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Editor
• Ben Dempcy, Videographer
  
SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE (OTHER THAN NEWS OR SPORTS)
Guillermo Del Toro: At Home With Monsters At MIA
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer
Joah Colby, Videographer
Dan Huiting, Videographer
  
INTERSTITIAL
Mindful Exhibit
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Producer
Ben Dempcy, Editor/Videographer
 
 
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.

Emmy Nominations 2017
POSTCARDS
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - PROGRAM
Fire & Light
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Executive Producer
Ben Dempcy, Editor/Videographer
Kristofor Gieske, Videographer
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - PROGRAM
Man on the Moon
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Executive Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
HISTORIC/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - PROGRAM
Marching Saints: Pearl Harbor
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Executive Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer
DOCUMENTARY CULTURAL
Living Free
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Executive Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer
DOCUMENTARY HISTORICAL
Sonderzge: A Box Car Story
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Executive Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Editor
Ben Dempcy, Videographer
INTERSTITIAL
Train Car Mural
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Producer
Ben Dempcy, Editor/Videographer
EDITOR - PROGRAM (NON-NEWS)
Kristofor Gieske
Pioneer Public Television
Kristofor Gieske – Postcards

2016 EMMY RECIPIENTS 

HISTORIC CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - PROGRAM 

Postcards

Captured in Silver (David Rambow)

Wetplate photographer, David Rambow is featured.

Emmy Nominations 2016
POSTCARDS
SPECIALS
HISTORIC/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - PROGRAM
Captured in Silver
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Executive Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer
DOCUMENTARY - TOPICAL
Adventure Unknown
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Johnson, Producer/Director
Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer/Music Director
Jacob Pavek, Composer
Brenden Stermer, Assistant Producer
Robert Kiefert, Web Producer
HISTORIC/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - PROGRAM
The Mechanized Man
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Executive Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer
 
HISTORIC/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - PROGRAM
Town Ball: A Forgotten History
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Conroy, Executive Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer
 
DOCUMENTARY - CULTURAL
Hello Montevideo
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Johnson, Senior Producer/Director
Ben Dempcy, Videographer
Kevin Russell, Editor
Joah Colby, Videographer
Kristofor Gieske, Videographer
Jacob Pavek, Composer
Robert Kiefert, Web Producer
Lowell Hellervik, Executive Producer
 
LIFESTYLE - FEATURE/SEGMENT
Little Kiln on the Prairie
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Johnson, Senior Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer
 
LIFESTYLE - FEATURE/SEGMENT
Out of the Ashes
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Johnson, Senior Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
 
LIFESTYLE - PROGRAM/SPECIAL/SERIES
Life in the Fast Lane
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Johnson, Senior Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Editor/Videographer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer
 
PROMOTION: PROGRAM - SINGLE SPOT
The Crew
Pioneer Public Television
Ben Dempcy, Producer
Dana Johnson, Assistant Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Assistant Producer
 

2015 EMMY RECIPIENTS 

Postcards

Kinetic Artists (5,000 Moving Parts)

12:54
Published:
Rating: NR

Kinetic artists are featured.

Emmy Nominations 2015
POSTCARDS
HISTORIC/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - PROGRAM
Warbirds: A Family Journey
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Johnson, Senior Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Videographer/Editor
Ben Dempcy, Videographer
SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE (OTHER THAN NEWS OR SPORTS)
Holding the Wind in Your Hands
Pioneer Public Television
Andrea Singleton, Producer
Dana Johnson, Senior Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Videographer/Editor
Ben Dempcy, Videographer
INTERSTITIAL 
Xenophobia
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Johnson, Producer/Director
Kristofor Gieske, Editor
Dan Huiting, Director of Photography
Jacob Pavek, Music
Joah Colby, Gaffer
LIFESTYLE - FEATURE/SEGMENT
Pursuing Passion With A Blade
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Johnson, Senior Producer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer/Editor
Kristofor Gieske, Graphics
LIFESTYLE - PROGRAM/SPECIAL/SERIES
5,000 Moving Parts
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Johnson, Senior Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Videographer/Editor
Ben Dempcy, Assistant Editor

2014 EMMY RECIPIENTS 

DOCUMENTARY - TOPICAL 

Pioneer Specials

Haiti Love

Learn more about Children of the Promise.

Emmy Nominations 2014
POSTCARDS
SPECIALShttps://video.pioneer.org/video/postcards-micronesian-culture-milan/
DOCUMENTARY - CULTURAL
Milanesia
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Johnson, Senior Producer/Director
Nick Gumm, Editor
Ryan Thompson, Director of Photography
Kristofor Gieske, Videographer
Patrick Schaefer, Sound
Tom Colvin, Sound
Joe Clark, Videographer
Daniel Cummings, Videographer
Kelly Pieklo, Sound Editor
Ben Dempcy, Editor
Andrea Singleton, Producer
Jesse Pelkey, Motion Graphic
ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT: PROGRAM
My Way Back Home: Holly Hansen
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Johnson, Producer/Director
Dan Huiting, Director of Photography
Kevin Russell, Editor
BJ Burton, Audio Mix
Eli Ljung, Camera Operator
Ryan Thompson, Camera Operator
Alek Roslik, Audio
Dajana Strong, Graphic Design
Matt Muegge, Stage Lighting
Jonathan Hunter, Production Assistant
Tony Molinaro, Live Sound
Trent Waterman, Video
LIFESTYLE - FEATURE/SEGMENT
Hammer and Steel: A Story of the Forge
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Johnson, Senior Producer
Kristofor Gieske, Videographer/Editor
Andrea Singleton, Producer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer/Editor
Bobby Kiefert, Web Producer
DOCUMENTARY - TOPICAL
Haiti Love
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Johnson, Producer/Director
Dan Huiting, Director of Photography
Kevin Russell, Edit/Audio
Kristofor Gieske, Videographer
Ben Dempcy, Editor
Bobby Kiefert, Web Producer
LIFESTYLE - FEATURE/SEGMENT
Shaping Glass With Fire
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Johnson, Senior Producer
Ben Dempcy, Videographer/Editor
Kristofor Gieske, Videographer/Editor
Andrea Singleton, Producer
Bobby Kiefert, Web Producer
 

2013 EMMY RECIPIENTS 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - PROGRAM 

My Way Back Home

My Way Back Home: Caroline Smith

Hear the soulful voice of Caroline Smith from Detroit Lakes.

Emmy Nominations 2013
POSTCARDS
SPECIALS
HISTORIC/CULTURAL/NOSTALGIC - SINGLE STORY
A Lake Lillian Man
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Johnson, Producer/Photographer
Kevin Russell, Editor
ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT: PROGRAM
My Way Back Home: Caroline Smith
Pioneer Public Television
Dana Johnson, Executive Producer/Director
Dan Huiting, Director of Photography
Kevin  Russell, Editor
BJ Burton, Audio
Tom Herbers, Audio
Andre Durand, Camera
Eli Ljung, Camera
Chris Hadland, Camera
Caroline Smith, Music
Dajana Strong, Design
SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE (OTHER THAN NEWS OR SPORTS)
Tribute to the Troop
Pioneer Public Television
• Dana Johnson, Executive Producer
Jake VanEvery, Photographer/Editor
Andrea Singleton, Producer
Timothy Bakken, Production Director
 
INTERSTITIAL
Rollag Promo
Pioneer Public Television
Timothy  Bakken, Producer/Photographer/Editor
Andrea Singleton, Producer
Jake VanEvery, Photographer
Ken Speake, Producer
Andy Garske, Photographer
 
Emmy Nominations 2012
POSTCARDS
DOCUMENTARY - HISOTRICAL
Volstead Fever: Prohibition in Minnesota
Pioneer Public Television
Jon Panzer, Station Manager
Eric Olson, Executive Producer
Andy Garske, Videographer/Editor
Tim Bakken, Production Director/Editor
Brandon Wente, Producer
Melissa Young, Voice Talent
Emmy Nominations 2011
POSTCARDS
Pioneer Public Television
DOCUMENTARY - HISTORICAL
One Last Mission
Pioneer Public Television
Eric Olson, Executive Producer
Melissa Young, Producer
Bob Davidson, Photographer
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Your Legislators: Involving Minnesota Citizens in the Legislative Process
Pioneer Public Television
• Jon Panzer, Producer
G. Barry Anderson, Moderator/Host
Heinz Iwen, Director
Steve Brunsberg, Production Manager
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