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Red Trail documentary honored with Aurora Award

Prairie Public Broadcasting has been honored with an Aurora Award for its television documentary "The Old Red Trail," a historical retrospective about the development of what we now know as Interstate 94.

The Aurora Awards is an international competition designed to recognize excellence in the film and video industries. Programs are judged in areas of creativity, message effectiveness and technical excellence.

"The Old Red Trail" spans the years 1900 to the present and follows Interstate 94 from east to west, stopping off to tell stories about the people who live along what was once the "The Red Trail." Prairie Public followed up the award-winning documentary with "The Old Red Trail Concert," a live performance of the documentary's soundtrack performed by Chuck Suchy, known as "North Dakota's troubadour," and well-known musicians Peter Ostroushko, Joel Sayles and Joe Savage.

Prairie Public Broadcasting, headquartered in Fargo, is a non-profit organization and community licensee that provides public television services throughout North Dakota, northwestern Minnesota, southern Manitoba, and parts of Montana and South Dakota, and public radio service to North Dakota.

In addition to broadcasting services, Prairie Public Broadcasting provides a wide range of educational and technological services to communities and individuals across its coverage area.