GRANITE FALLS — Pioneer Public TV had 21 programs nominated for Upper Midwest Emmy Awards.
This is the most regional Emmy nominations for Pioneer PBS’s local productions in the 54-year history of the station.
There were 13 “Postcards” stories created and aired this past year by the production team of Dana Conroy, Ben Dempcy and Kristofor Giesker receiving nominations.
Two full episodes and three segments of “Prairie Sportsman” were nominated. They were created by the production team of Cindy Dorn, Bret Amundson, Dylan Curfman and Max Grabow.
A “Prairie Yard & Garden” story about using goats to manage buckthorn was nominated in the “Lifestyle Program” category. It is the first time that a "Prairie Yard & Garden" program has been nominated for an Emmy in the 34-year history of the show. It is produced and edited by Mike Cihak, with host /producer Mary Holm and videographer Timothy Hale Bakken.
Prairie Sportsman’s host Bret Amundson was nominated in the “Program Host” category and Prairie Sportsman producer Cindy Dorn was nominated in the “Writer” category for the outdoors series, which is carried on all Minnesota and North Dakota PBS stations.
The awards will be presented at a special online event hosted by the Upper Midwest Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Nov. 14.
All of the nominated stories can be viewed online at: www.pioneer.org/emmys.