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Almanac North

Fridays at 8pm

Repeats Sundays at 1:30pm

More than a Sound Bite

In a world of thirty second sound bites, Almanac North offers a refreshing news alternative. More than just headline news, the important topics of the day are subject to in-depth discussion. Each Friday night, local leaders and policy makers join hosts Julie Zenner and Dennis Anderson in a conversation of the week's regional news and events. You can join the dialogue too, connect online on Facebook or contact almanacnorth [at] wdse [dot] org (Almanac North) (218.788.2849) with your comments and point of view.

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A Leader for Over 25 Years

Almanac North made its debut in 1992 as WDSE•WRPT's premiere news and public affairs series. Since the show's inception, it continues to provide consistent, professional and respectful news coverage for exploring and debating our region’s most important issues.

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The Crew

Julie Zenner is a seasoned veteran of Almanac North and has co-hosted the program since 1993. Zenner comes from a solid news background in producing and reporting including producing a number of mini-documentaries for WDSE•WRPT's Album series.

Dennis Anderson, our region’s longest-tenured newsman, joined Almanac North in 2011 after retiring as the news anchor at WDIO/WIRT. Denny has been working for more than 50-years as a broadcast journalist. Anderson and Zenner bring their unmatched years of experience and knowledge to bear on every issue discussed on Almanac North.

Producer Greg Grell has been in the news business for over 30 years. Hired by WDSE•WRPT in 1992 to launch Almanac North, Greg's tenure as producer spans 3 decades and brings continuity to the weekly public affairs program. The addition of Anderson to Almanac North is a reunion of former co-workers; Grell produced newscasts for Anderson from 1985 to 1992 at WDIO/WIRT.

Funding for this program is provided by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Click here for more information or visit the Minnesota Legacy website.

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