Local Productions

Prairie Mosaic

PrintA patchwork of stories about the people and places that contribute to the arts, culture, and history of our region.

Monday, October 5 at 9:00 pm

Meet Paul Olson, a sculptor from Minneapolis; visit the TimeSpan Museum in Helmsdale, Scotland and learn about its connection to the history of agricultural in Manitoba; learn about the accomplishments of 19th century political boss Alexander McKenzie; and enjoy Andra Suchy perform Silent Night.

Monday, October 12 at 9:00 pm

Learn more about the craft of guitar builder Kevin Muiderman from Thompson, ND; learn about North Dakota Senator Gerald Nye who blocked the US entry into World War II; visit the Mahnomen county museum; and enjoy the edgy bluegrass sounds of Useful Jenkins from Mankato, MN.

Monday, October 19 at 9:00 pm

Discover an unknown side of James J. Hill’s railroad empire; watch a music video by Elisa Korenne about Chaska, a Dakota Indian who protected Sarah Wakefield while she was imprisoned by the Dakota for six weeks during the Uprising of 1862 and then was killed for a murder another man with the same name committed; visit the Mille Lacs Indian museum in Onamia, MN; and listen to a duo of classical guitar and piano by Chris Kachian and David Jenkins.

Monday, October 26 at 9:00 pm

ALL NEW! Learn about the history of beer in Minnesota, from the first ales brewed by settlers, to the modern craft beer movement with historian Doug Hoverson; the ancient Scandinavian art of skinnfell; a music video from Elisa Korenne about the Civilian Conservation Corps; and a music performance by Q5 from Twin Valley, MN.

Monday, November 2 at 9:00 pm

Look at the life of politician AC Townley, learn about a pipe organ in Moorhead, MN, visit Lawrence Welk’s homestead, step back in time with the Western MN Thresher’s Reunion, and listen Pop Wagner and Bob Bovee play some good ol’ fashioned country music.

Monday, November 9 at 9:00 pm

Hear the story of the Sandy Lake Tragedy, meet some talented North Dakota artists, visit an exhibit at the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County chronicling life on the homefront during WWII, and enjoy music from Wild Hands of Minot, ND

Monday, November 16 at 9:00 pm

ALL NEW! Visit Jay Cooke State Park near Carlton, MN, tour the Forest History Center just outside of Grand Rapids, MN, watch Fergus Falls native Gregory Fitz produce art by using a combination of painting and graffiti, and listen to Sam Roth of Detroit Lakes, MN perform his original music.

Missed tuning in?

If you missed the broadcast of one of our full length documentaries or any episode of this season’s interview and performance programs, you can catch up with our On Demand YouTube channel.

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About the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

In 2008, Minnesota voters passed a landmark piece of legislation — the Minnesota Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment — which provided funding to public television stations serving audiences in Minnesota. Its mission is to help preserve and document the treasures of culture, history, and heritage that make Minnesota special, and to increase access to the natural and cultural resources we all share. Click here for more information.

Funded in part by the North Dakota Humanities Council, a nonprofit, independent state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the website do not necessarily reflect those of the North Dakota Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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