Historic Minnesota State Hospitals to be featured on TV

Appleton, Minn. (January 30, 2013) Pioneer Public Television is proud to premiere the next episode of Postcards on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. with Saved Structures: Historic Hospitals.

On this episode, we will take a look inside the preservation efforts of two former state hospitals in our region. First, we see the Willmar State Hospitals transformation into a productive business community, the MinnWest Technology Campus. Then we tour an architectural masterpiece, the Kirkbride building in Fergus Falls, where members of the community are fighting to keep it standing.

This new episode of Postcards airs on Sunday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m., with rebroadcasts on Monday at 1:30 p.m. and Thursday at 7:00 p.m. on Pioneer.

The twenty local productions of Postcards at Pioneer Public Television capture the stories about Minnesota art, history and cultural heritage, with funding provided by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Pioneer Public Television is a viewer supported educational television station covering more than 45 rural counties in western Minnesota, northwestern Iowa, and eastern South Dakota.  Pioneer can be viewed on KWCM Channel 10 – Appleton, KSMN Channel 20 – Worthington and UHF Channel 49 – Fergus Falls. To find your local Pioneer channel, check with your cable TV provider.  For more information about Pioneer Public Television, go to www.pioneer.org.

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