Prairie Sportsman Nominated for Nine Emmy Awards

Our host Bret Amundson and the team at Prairie Sportsman are getting their talented work recognized by the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Congratulations Bret and crew!

 GRANITE FALLS, Minn — 18 Pioneer PBS programs have been nominated for Upper Midwest Emmy® awards to be presented at an event hosted by the Upper Midwest Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on October 9, 2021. 

…Seven segments and one full episode nominated were created by the Pioneer PBS Prairie Sportsman production team of Cindy Dorn, Bret Amundson and Dylan Curfman. The nominated stories highlight the dedication of conservationist Ginger Homme of Granite Falls, hiker Emily Ford of Duluth, whitewater rafting on the Kettle River, the Quality Bluegill Initiative, tapping maple syrup at Osprey Wilds and Get the Lead Out campaign promoting nontoxic fishing tackle. Also nominated was an episode featuring Nobles County Pheasants Forever’s award-winning conservation efforts and annual veterans hunt and Minnesota researchers developing printable solar cells made from agricultural byproducts.

Bret Amundson was nominated in the “Host/Moderator” category for his talent on the Pioneer PBS production Prairie Sportsman, which airs on Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota and North Dakota PBS stations.

All of the nominated stories can be viewed online at:

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