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Pioneer Public Television Station

Located within a restored native prairie outside Granite Falls on land donated through a collaboration of public and private investment, Pioneer Public Television’s new home is designed to last 100 years.

This fully modern workplace and broadcast facility supports direct public participation in regional arts, politics, land stewardship, and other issues relevant to residents of southwest and west central Minnesota and portions of Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota by broadcasting locally-produced programs, as well as national PBS programming. The building’s masonry exterior provides a visual connection to the geography, color, and texture of the adjacent Blue Devil Valley Scientific and Natural Area and Minnesota River Valley. All interior spaces connect to the prairie surroundings through large windows that offer views in each of the four cardinal directions. The building includes editing suites, TV broadcast studios, green rooms, office space, conference rooms available for public use, and an indoor service bay for Pioneer’s fleet of mobile broadcast studios.

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