About Almanac North

Fridays at 8pm

Repeats Sundays at 10:30am

In-Depth Discussion

If you like news coverage that digs a little deeper, Almanac North is a refreshing alternative to local newscasts. Offering more than just headline news, the important topics of the day are discussed with our seasoned journalist hosts. Each Friday night, local leaders and policy makers sit down for a conversation with Julie Zenner and Dennis Anderson. You can join the dialogue by connecting online on Facebook or contact almanacnorth [at] wdse [dot] org (Almanac North) with your comments and perspective.

A Leader for More Than 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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