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April 8, 2013
In this 1963 file photo, singer Frankie Avalon and actress Annette Funicello are seen on Malibu Beach during filming of "Beach Party," in California in 1963. Walt Disney Co. says, Monday, April 8, 2013, that former "Mouseketeer" Funicello, also known for her beach movies with Avalon, has died at age 70. (AP Photo/File)
Annette Funicello, Mouseketeer and film star, dies
April 8, 2013 - 2:33pm
April 3, 2013
Analyst: 60-inch Apple iTV to launch this year
April 3, 2013 - 3:00pm
February 7, 2013
A covered bridge that sits atop the Middle Fork Crow River will be featured on tonight’s episode of “Prairie Yard & Garden” on Pioneer Public Television. The old bridge  has been restored by Ken and Kay Johnson of rural New London, and they use it on a daily basis for a getaway spot, as well as hosting public events on the bridge. (Submitted photo)
Restored bridge in New London, Minn., to be featured on gardening program
February 7, 2013 - 9:50am
January 28, 2013
Beyonce sings the national anthem Jan. 21 at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington. Whether Beyonce actually sang at the inauguration is a tempest in a teapot, but dig deeper and it reveals something about American society at this moment. In small ways, we seem to be constantly learning that the things we see and experience aren't exactly what they're billed to be -  and that we may not care all that much. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
After Beyonce, a question: Can reality compete?
January 28, 2013 - 8:00am
January 14, 2013
'Argo,' 'Les Mis' win at Golden Globes
January 14, 2013 - 7:17am
December 20, 2012
This Oct. 24 file photo shows “Jersey Shore” cast members, from left, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio, Deena Cortese, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi at a panel entitled “Love, Loss, (Gym, Tan) and Laundry: A Farewell to the Jersey Shore” in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, file)
Shutting down the house: ‘Jersey Shore’ ending run
December 20, 2012 - 5:01pm
June 27, 2012
KSAX-TV television ends news operation in in Alexandria, Minn.
June 27, 2012 - 6:53am
May 14, 2012
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Middle Aged Plague blog: Your life is better than reality TV
May 14, 2012 - 8:46am
April 20, 2012
Pioneer Public TV to feature Willmar, Minn.'s Chen Garden on Sunday evening
April 20, 2012 - 7:00am
December 22, 2011
Infamous Mankato TV anchor arrested on suspicion of DWI
December 22, 2011 - 6:46pm
October 1, 2011
Andrew Volstead served as a congressman from 1903 to 1923, when he was soundly defeated after gaining notoriety for his role as author of the Volstead Act which made Prohibition the law of the land. His interests actually lay more with such issues as legislation that made possible cooperatives. (Submitted photo)
Public television documentary may help correct blemished legacy of Andrew Volstead
October 1, 2011 - 12:00am
May 21, 2011
A hiking trail at the Upper Sioux Agency State Park offers a majestic view of the Yellow Medicine River. Pioneer Public Television will introduce its viewers to the unique features and natural resources of the Upper Sioux Agency, Lac qui Parle, Big Stone and Fort Ridgely state parks when it airs "Minnesota River Sensations'' at 7 p.m. on Sunday. (Submitted photo)
'Sensations' shows the way to Minnesota destinations
May 21, 2011 - 8:31am
February 17, 2011
Jon Panzer, engineering director, from left, Les Heen, general manager, and Chelsea Young, communication coordinator, visit about the growth of Pioneer Public Television since its start 45 years ago. They are on the set for "Post Cards,'' a locally-produced program that features the people and communities in western Minnesota.
(Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)
Public TV station in rural Appleton, Minn., keeps up with the times
February 17, 2011 - 12:00am
July 22, 2010
Willmar graduate Chris Axelson, second from right, operates the boom microphone during a day of shooting on TLC's reality show "Mall Cops: Mall of America." (Submitted by Chris Axelson)
Mall Cops
July 22, 2010 - 8:29am
John Elliott, a native of Plymouth, has been pursuing a music career in California since 2001. His music has been on Prime Time TV shows.  (Submitted photo)
Minnesota musician returns home to perform
July 22, 2010 - 8:24am