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Minnesota Public Television

2019 Legislative Bills

Public television is the largest classroom in the state. Last year, our estimated broadcast viewership in the region was close to 6 million, and our content garnered 15 million views online. We aren't a social service agency, but we improve lives. We are not a theater, a symphony or a museum and yet we connect communities at events, and chronicle each region's history, arts and culture.


Please Support These Public Television Bills

HF353 | SF440 Equipment Grant

Bill would provide essential funding to keep broadcast & PBS media infrastructure viable in order to continue to provide quality programs & educational services to all Minnesota citizens.

HF516 | SF762 Minnesota Journeys

Bill would fund a new statewide immigration project that will engage all Minnesotans in exploring, understanding & preserving our rich history that has shaped who we are today and who we are becoming.

HF354 | SF441 Beyond Opioids

Bill would launch a groundbreaking opioid initiative focused on educating through peer- to-peer testimonials, connecting communities to resources & help, and preventing opioid use across MN's 87 counties.

HF517 | SF763 Legacy Programming

Bill supports base- funding for public television stations to create multimedia that documents Minnesota's arts, culture & history for future generations. Legacy work is accessible to students on-line.

10 Years of Legacy


Minnesota's six independently operated public television stations reach the entire state and some surrounding areas with their broadcast signals. The MPTA is a critically important resource for delivering trusted news and information, award-winning local arts, culture and history programming, diverse and relevant national PBS content, community engagement events, and a collection of online tools designed to empower teachers to bring local stories into classrooms.

What do communities say about us?

  • "Woven into my life for all my life"
  • "It adds meaning to my life by highlighting the broader world and our place in it."
  • "It's essential to my life in rural Minnesota"
  • "It provides context and perspective. Learning about each other and the world around us can bring us all together."