All posts in category Postcards
Posted by Pioneer Public TV on May 23, 2013
This episode follows up on last season’s Postcards story about the more than thirty year old history of the country music festival. Take a look at We Fest from a different angle: behind the stage. Learn what it takes to prepare for over 48,000 people per day during the three day festival at the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes.
Posted by Pioneer Public TV on May 6, 2013
In this episode we will take an artistic tour along the Upper Minnesota River Valley for the ninth annual Meander Art Crawl. This fall trip on a tank full of gas features over 40 artists in the five counties of our region using a variety of mediums and themes. Plus we will spend some time with Meander participant Bradley Hall, a watercolor and linoleum block print artist from Granite Falls, and watch him create his unique artwork.
Posted by Pioneer Public TV on April 16, 2013
In this episode, we will learn about the history of the Benson Bakery, a family-owned and operated business for over 80 years. Then see how Minnesota is honoring the memory of three conservation officers killed in the line of duty more than 70 years ago with the DNR Memorial in New Ulm. Discover how a small town farm boy, Glen Johnson, started the Lake Lillian Crier and went on to work for the U.S. Treasury.
Posted by Pioneer Public TV on April 9, 2013
In this episode we will experience the sights and smells of Rollag, Minnesota, at the annual Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion, held every Labor Day weekend since 1954. Then, tour the immaculately preserved and extensive End-O-Line Railroad Park & Museum in the small town of Currie, which draws visitors from all over.
Posted by Pioneer Public TV on April 2, 2013
In this episode we will visit with Connie Lee, a former Nashville country artist and owner of the local restaurant Tennessee Roadhouse in Alexandria. Plus, catch a special performance with Connie Lee and Friends at the Roadhouse. Then, we hear from an emerging young talent, Josie Nelson, also from Alexandria. Also see Glenwood artist Rikki Sneddon paint and collage in her home studio.
Posted by Pioneer Public TV on March 25, 2013
This episode takes us on a journey back in time to the old Fiesta Ballroom in Montevideo, Minnesota. We will hear stories from those who attended the Fiesta before it burned down in the 1960s. Then, we learn about the rich history surrounding the Lakeside Ballroom in Glenwood, Minnesota, and dance along with the Lakeside Dance Club, celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year.
This new episode of Postcards airs on Sunday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m., with rebroadcasts on Monday at 1:30 p.m. and Thursday at 7:00 p.m. on Pioneer.
Posted by Pioneer Public TV on March 19, 2013
This episode explores some of the skilled artists Minnesota has to offer. Hear the inside story on silversmith artist Jean Menden in Boyd, explore the unique Potato Eaters Gallery in Willmar, and more.
Posted by Pioneer Public TV on February 21, 2013
This episode takes us to Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, to hear two special musicians performing at the historic Holmes Theater. Jam along to the laid-back, bluegrass music of Hardwood Groove, a local celebrity in the community. Plus experience the folk melodies of Caroline Smith. Then we travel to Evansville, Minnesota, to see John House’s nationally renowned wildlife art.
This new episode of Postcards airs on Sunday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. with rebroadcasts on Monday at 1:30 p.m. and Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Posted by Pioneer Public TV on February 12, 2013