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Featured Facility - Chisago Lakes Public Television



1. What year was your organization established?
The Chisago Lakes Cable Communications Commission was established in 1990. 

2. What city/cities does your organization serve?
Chisago City, Lindstrom, Schafer and Chisago Township.

3. What is the approximate population of the area your organization serves?

4. What is the management structure?
The cable commission is comprised of one member from each city’s council and a second member from each city’s general population. The schools are also represented. We currently have eight members.

5. How many full-time and part-time staff members?
We have one part-time coordinator and one part-time assistant (turned over in January 2016).

6. How many channels does your organization manage?
We manage two channels - Public Access Channel 10 and Government Channel 20 - through Midco cable.

7. Do you have a fun fact or story about your organization?
Our studio is the old stage in Chisago Lakes High School in Lindstrom. They've walled off the old stage and auditorium, tearing out the seats and creating a new lecture hall with tables on one side, turning over the old stage for the cable commission use on the other. Students can use the Channel 10 Public Access studio for their video newspaper and class projects and the public can come in (after clearing security). There’s an old stage light board in the corner that reminds one of Dr. Frankenstein’s lab. We believe it must be hiding the squirrel cage that powers it….

8. Please list your organization's website and social media links.

Having just gone through a major reorganization at the beginning of 2016, we dropped our website to go to Facebook and YouTube, but haven’t spent much time uploading to them yet. We’re focusing on analog-to-digital updating and sorting out a lot of dinosaur equipment that needs to go. 

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5775 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 700 | St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: 952-237-9258 · info@mactamn.org

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