Your Town, Your Stories
Town Square Television is the local community cable TV station serving the seven cities of Northern Dakota County, including Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake and West St. Paul. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation partnering with many volunteers and organizations to provide seven channels of truly local television programming, including high school sports, music, arts, local government, multi-faith, education, news and politics, chambers of commerce, and complete coverage of community activities and events in our seven cities.
We operate a state-of-the-art multi-media studio and production truck. We also provide hands-on training and facilitation for those who wish to make their own videos. Programs are televised on Comcast Cable on Channels 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, and 21, and web streamed live and on-demand at www.townsquare.tv.
Our Town Square Television “family” is grieving the loss of our friend and colleague Mark DeJoy. Mark should have been sitting in his usual chair on Election Night, along with co-hosts Mayor Beth Baumann and Matt Wallace and roving reporter Shirley Pike, presenting our LIVE local election results to our community. Sadly, Mark passed away last weekend. With great difficulty our staff and volunteers pulled together to put out a program worthy of Mark’s tribute. In the words of Inver Grove Heights volunteer Mark Bitner, “You [We] did a great job of bringing our extended "Cable Family" together and helped us deliver a successful production in Mark's memory.” Read More Here. Click here to watch A Tribute to Mark DeJoy on Vimeo. The video will also play as a special presentation following the State of Minnesota Veterans Day Program on MCN Channel 6, Saturday, November 15th and Sunday, November 16th. The Veterans Day program will begin at 1:00 pm, and the Tribute video will follow at approximately 2:15 pm.
2014 State of Minnesota Veterans Day Ceremony
Town Square Television is proud to have presented LIVE coverage of the official 2014 State of Minnesota Veterans Day Ceremony on Tuesday November 11th, 2014. The Veterans Day Program can be seen on Town Square Television Channel 14, Metro Cable Network Channel 6, and webstreamed at www.townsquare.tv/on-demand.cfm.
The program features remarks from Governor Mark Dayton, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senator Al Franken, U.S. Representative Betty McCollum, and many others. Thanks to the Pioneer Press for the excellent article about our Veterans Day coverage. Media Release
The polls have closed and the votes are being totaled, check out our website for the latest results. For 2014 Election information about the general election visit our Election Central webpage.
Information about candidates, polling places, important dates, election results, Candidate Forums, and Meet the Candidates for races that affect Northern Dakota County - visit Election Central.
You can get hands-on television production experience as a volunteer crew member with our production truck or in our studio! Learn new skills, meet others in the industry and have a great time. Plus when you volunteer you earn points that can be used towards prizes!
Take a class and get the skills to create your own program! See a complete listing of all of our classes and times. Sign up Online today, or call 651-451-7834.
* Schedule subject to change
Town Square Television needs your programming! Politics, hobbies, local sports, concerts, plays, movies, ceremonies, religious events, celebrations - It all has a place on Town Square Television. Just get a membership, take the necessary classes, check-out a camera and edit suite, and submit your program. Its easy, all the necessary steps are listed on the Make a Show page. *All program content is the responsibility of the User.
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Your support means that important local events like Elections, parades, graduations, and local celebrations can be seen by everyone! Your support helps our professional staff to teach affordable monthly classes on different methods of shooting and editing video, and on how to make your own TV show. From our Looking Back at Local History with Bill Wolston program to our South St. Paul Stockyards Documentary, our videos are preserving a piece of our local history. Our staff has also worked with many area high school video classes, giving them the opportunity to use cutting-edge equipment they might not otherwise have access to....
Upcoming LIVE programs:
- IGH Special EDA Meeting - Monday, November 24 at 6:00PM on Channel 19
- WSP City Council Meeting - Monday, November 24 at 7:00PM on Channel 18
- IGH City Council Meeting - Monday, November 24 at 7:00PM on Channel 19
- SSP School Board Meeting - Monday, November 24 at 7:15PM on Channel 20
- GOTW: BysBBall STA @ SCL - Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00PM on Channel 14
- MH Planning Commission - Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00PM on Channel 18