WDSE • WRPT Welcomes Two New Employees

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WDSE • WRPT is proud to announce two new additions to their team: Dawn Mikkelson as broadcast content manager and Katie Jacobson as grant writer.

Mikkelson joins WDSE • WRPT as broadcast content manager after founding, owning and operating Emergence Pictures for thirteen years. At WDSE•WRPT, Mikkelson will oversee the production team of locally-focused content, such as Almanac North, Native Report, Making It Up North, Doctors on Call, Great Gardening, Lawyers on the Line, Minnesota Legislative Report, The Slice and at least two documentaries a year.

Mikkelson brings her production experience, including two Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Awards and four nominations for productions with Twin Cities PBS, to WDSE • WRPT. Mikkelson is excited to return to the area, where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota – Duluth. “I’m passionate about telling stories that are truthful and beautifully told, and look forward to engaging our community in important conversations,” Mikkelson said. “WDSE • WRPT has been doing a wonderful job over the years of telling the thought-provoking and engaging stories of northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. I am thrilled to be a part of this team and looking forward to maintaining that legacy and building upon it.”

Jacobson joins the staff at WDSE • WRPT as grant writer. “The visual arts are critically important to our community, and I’m excited about this opportunity to contribute to an organization that I’ve grown to truly appreciate over the years,” Jacobson said. Previously, Jacobson served as program director for the Foster Grandparent and Retired Senior Volunteer programs through Catholic Community Services. Jacobson has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin – Superior.

The Duluth-Superior Area Educational Television Corporation, known by its call letters as WDSE • WRPT, is a trusted nonprofit community partner providing media and services for the public good since 1964. In addition to providing national entertaining and educational programming through PBS and other partners, they also produce 9+ shows locally, highlighting the people, businesses and issues central to the Northland.