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  • Prairie Public documentary assesses Minot flood mitigation

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    FARGO, N.D., May 28, 2013—The June 2011 flood in Minot, North Dakota, devastated nearly half the city’s homes. Could the disaster have been avoided? And what is being done to assure it doesn’t happen again? A new documentary from Prairie Public chronicles Minot’s recovery and mitigation efforts to present a portrait of a city on […]

  • Prairie Public announces 2013 PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest Regional Winners and Red Ribbon Favorites

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    What do a sad elephant, a pink zebra, a family of hamsters and a duck with a dream have in common? They are the subjects of the four stories that have received first place honors in the local PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest. Prairie Public hosts the writing contest, which encourages, rewards, and challenges children […]

  • National PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest awards first-place honors to two local writers

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    July 23, 2013 Vivi Allosso, a kindergarten student from Bemidji, MN, and Caleigh Gabriel, a third grade student from Fargo, ND, have received first place honors at the national level in the 2013 PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest. Their stories were entered in the national competition after they placed first in their grade level in […]

  • Prairie Public radio host receives prestigious award nomination

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    September 20, 2013 —Nominees for the 2013 International Bluegrass Music Awards were recently announced in Nashville, and Prairie Public’s David Smith has been nominated for a ‘broadcaster of the year’ award. Smith hosts the “Red River Bluegrass Show” Saturdays at 4 p.m. CT on Prairie Public’s statewide radio service. “I’m incredibly honored and seriously excited […]

  • New multimedia/radio project investigates bullying

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    In a 2011 North Dakota Youth Risk Behavior survey, 50 percent of middle school students said they had been bullied at school. Prairie Public has launched “Stand Up ND,” a multimedia/radio project, to look at all aspects of bullying – why it happens, where it happens, and, most importantly, what schools are doing to reduce […]

  • Prairie Public and University of Manitoba National Resources Institute partner to create “Uganda: Sustainable Tourism”

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    FARGO, N.D., Sept. 24, 2013—Prairie Public is premiering a new local television production that tours the developing tourism industry in Uganda. “Uganda: Sustainable Tourism” will air Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m. CT.   Prairie Public producer Kim Stenehjem said the television project documents a six-year pilot project by the University of Manitoba’s Natural Resources […]

  • Annual Membership Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting

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    October 1, 2013—The Annual Membership Meeting of Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc. will be on Saturday, November 2 at 8:00am in the studio of Prairie Public Broadcasting, in Fargo, ND. A meeting of the Board of Directors will take place immediately following the membership meeting. Prairie Public management will discuss overall activities of the station. Board […]

  • Grants help to promote the joy of literacy

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    October 1, 2013—Prairie Public is offering grants to fund family literacy events. Teachers, principals, librarians, and school staff in Prairie Public’s broadcast area may apply for the funding. Applications are available at prairiepublic.org, and the submission deadline is December 15, 2013. The grants help to fund events that encourage families to recognize the importance of […]

  • Antiques Roadshow will tape show in Bismarck

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    Fargo, N.D., January 30, 2014 — “Antiques Roadshow,” PBS’s most-watched primetime series, will roll into Bismarck on May 31 to tape a show and appraise North Dakota’s antiques. Admission to the “Antiques Roadshow” event is free, and everyone admitted may bring two items for appraisal, but tickets are required and must be obtained in advance. […]

  • Prairie Public radio news team honored

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    April 4, 2014—Prairie Public Broadcasting’s radio staff has been honored with three 2014 Sevareid Awards from the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association. The network’s news department received a first place series/documentary award for “Minot: Rebuilding Dreams,” produced by Dave Thompson, and awards of merit in the investigative category for “Oil Patch Code Blue” produced by Todd […]

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