Daily Dakotan On Prairie Public’s Hear It Now

In the flurry of producing and publishing this year’s Daily Dakotan, we haven’t had a chance to talk about our experiences and plans as much as we’d like. Now the second season has just wrapped up, and we still have yet to answer: · Where are you going with this show? · How do you…
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Daily Dakotan – Mike Matteson 12/21/12

The town of Garrison, ND, has hosted the festival for the past 20 years by transforming Main street into a Victorian-themed village in late November and December. With a population of just 1500, Garrison residents dress in top hats, full-length skirts, and hand warmers while tourists enjoy parades, street vendors, and the annual performance of…
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Daily Dakotan – Al Chmielewski 12/20/12

Al Chmielewski began stringing lights on his Kennedy Avenue home in the mid-2000s. “Every year, it kept growing,” he says. “There never were enough lights.” Today, he says his display is more impressive than that of the Griswold’s, making reference to the fictional family whose excessive Christmas lights shut down power throughout Chicago in 1989’s…
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Daily Dakotan – Tim Walford 12/17/12

I like this story of North Dakota bullfighter, Tim Walford, because he is so calm and precise whether he’s rodeoing or holding his newborn son, Braxton. That unflappable spirit is the essence of North Dakota, in my mind. My crew filmed Tim at the state finals rodeo in Jamestown. Before he was up, he went…
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Daily Dakotan – John Trautman 12/13/12

John writes a blog on the Fargo Forum Area Voices blog. That’s how I found him. He was talking about his experiences going back to college and being an adrenaline junky in general. He agreed to be featured in the Daily Dakotan, and I thought we were in for a nice day of videoing John…
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