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Apply for Doc U!

Doc U is a fifteen week program for beginner media makers. This program is designed for folks who have little to no previous experience working with video or have experience in video, but not in storytelling. 



Executive Director Transition

SPNN seeks a collaborative community oriented leader as our next Executive Director. Position is open until filled with applicant screening beginning on April 12. You can find more information here. 

SPNN is a community media and technology center that provides the tools and training for youth, adult, and nonprofits to use media and technology to tell stories and gain job skills. We have 35 AmeriCorps members in nonprofits, libraries, and workforce centers around the Twin Cities metro area. We partner with organizations to create studio programs. Through our programs and classes we help youth and adults learn media making skills. There are many ways you can be involved with SPNN, find the way that is right for you!

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Winter Carnival Activities

St. Paul's winter carnival just wrapped up. If you missed the festivities you can check out the Royal Coronation, Grand Day Parade, and Torchlight Parade. 

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    Royal Coronation Video

    The magic of the 10-day Winter Carnival festival begins with the Royal Coronation, Presented by Priority Courier Experts, where the new King Boreas – the Mighty Monarch of Ice & Snow, his Royal Guards, Aurora – Queen of the Snows, and the four Wind Princes and Princesses are revealed. The Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation presents the Royal Coronation of Boreas Rex LXXXVI & Aurora, Queen of the Snows on Friday, January 27, 2023 at Saint Paul RiverCentre.

  • a screen shot of the opening of the Grand Day parade. people walking holding a sign that says King Boreas Grande Day Parade. Other people holding big snowflakes

    Grand Day Parade

    2023 King Boreas Grande Day Parade, Presented by Priority Courier Experts Saturday, Jan 28, 29023. Celebrity Grand Marshal: Tom Reid , Community Grand Marshal: Dan Stoltz, TV Grand Marshals: Alex Jokich and Chris Reece of 5 Eyewitness News.

  • a screen shot of a float in the Torchlight parade. It is the float of the royalty

    Torchlight Parade

    Tom and Brent LaSalle, along with King Boreas LXXXIV Billy Given, and 2022 Aurora Queen of Snows Effie Barnes, announce the Vulcan Victory Torchlight parade, on the steps of the James J. Hill Library near Rice Park. Following the Parade, watch as Vulcanus Rex storms the magnificent “ice” castle and confronts the Royal King’s Guard. Upon the good counsel of the Queen, Boreas waves farewell to the people of his winter capitol and Vulcanus once again rules the land. Fireworks and live music immediately follow in Rice Park, presented by Priority Couriers

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