NW Angle Documentary Wins Telly Award 

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 Jun 11th, 2021 by Keith Worrall 

Modified Jun 11th, 2021 at 11:15 AM

NW Angle Documentary Wins Telly Award

A original television production from Prairie Public just won a Silver Telly Award for it’s wonderful story about Minnesota’s NW Angle. “The Northwest Angle: Minnesota’s Best Kept Secret” was produced by Barb Gravel and edited by Ann Hall Anderson with videographers Andy Garske and Kelly Johnson. A big congratulations to Barb, Ann, Andy and Kelly for their tireless work and attention to detail with this very well done piece. The documentary has been released on YouTube and can be viewed below.

The origins of the region — the most northerly point of the contiguous United States — can be traced back to the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783 that ended the American Revolutionary War. Known as “The Angle” by locals, the area can only be accessed by crossing Lake of the Woods or driving across two international borders.

Prairie Public’s Telly Award winning documentary features some of the people who live and work in The Angle, including Linda LaMie, who teaches at the K-6 Angle Inlet School — the last one-room schoolhouse in Minnesota. Bus driver Dale Westover takes the older students to school in Warroad, MN — more than an hour each way to and from school and across four border crossings.

Joe Laurin, creator of the Lake of the Woods Explorer app discusses the Angle from his view. With 14,552 islands, there is a lot to explore and still areas most have never seen.

The Telly Award winning documentary explores its rich history, beautiful views and the popular outdoor opportunities and resorts that support the region’s economy. Joe Henry, executive director of Lake of the Woods Tourism, discusses the huge interest in tourism in the Northwest Angle, and resort owners Brian Sage and Lisa and Jason Goulet talk about the business of hosting guests in this quiet northern niche.

Prairie Public Broadcasting, headquartered in Fargo, is a non-profit member station of PBS and NPR that provides public television services throughout North Dakota, northwestern Minnesota, southern Manitoba, and parts of Montana and South Dakota; public radio service to North Dakota; and educational and technological services to communities and individuals across its coverage area.


Learn more about Minnesota’s NW Angle

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