About Almanac North

In-Depth Discussion on Local Issues for over 25 Years

Almanac North is your source for in-depth conversations around issues and events that affect our region, led by hosts Julie Zenner and Dennis Anderson. Every week we invite business leaders, educators, politicians, and local experts to share their knowledge with you, our viewer.

Voices of the Region

In collaboration with respected local journalists from small communities across Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin, these weekly segments will cover current issues and highlight underreported narratives from small towns across our region.

Lessons from COVID

Almanac North is pleased to share a new segment, Lessons from COVID!
COVID-19 has disrupted many aspects of daily life but has also created opportunities for learning and growth. These segments will look into how daily life for many has been impacted by COVID-19 and what individuals, leaders, educators, etc. have learned during this difficult time.

More Ways to Watch

PBS North and Live Streaming
Fridays at 8pm
Sundays at 10:30am

Fridays at 5:30pm
Saturdays at 5pm
Sundays at 3pm

PBS Video App

Ideas or Feedback? Please contact almanacnorth [at] wdse [dot] org (Almanac North) or call 218.788.2849 with your comments and perspective.

Our Hosts

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 a 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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