How To Watch

Lakeland PBS is your home for educational programming–everything from children’s shows to local news coverage–across an estimated 7,500 square miles in northern and central Minnesota. Our viewing area includes 383,500+ people. Our programs keep you informed and up-to-date on the world around you or let you disappear inside world-class fiction. Whether for learning or entertainment, Lakeland PBS has an experience built just for you.

We Appreciate Your Support

Donate Your Car

Lakeland PBS accepts any vehicle – running or not – including cars, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles, and more.

Become A Member

When you support Lakeland PBS, your contribution goes to work making quality television programs happen. Your pledge of support today helps to build the programs of tomorrow.


Gifts to the endowment fund can be made through a variety of direct or deferred gift arrangements.

Planned Giving

A planned gift to Lakeland PBS is the most powerful way to ensure the future of outstanding public media in north and central Minnesota for years to come.

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When you become a station member, you can stream more of your favorite PBS shows–including Masterpiece, NOVA, Nature, and many more! Unlock all of the benefits of modern-day media with PBS Passport!

Where to Watch

Coverage Map

If you would like to pick up Lakeland PBS over the air, check our coverage map below to see if you are in our area. We are channel 22 in the Brainerd area and channel 9 for the rest of northern Minnesota. If you’re viewing on Dish Network or on DirecTV, we are on channel 22.


Find information on how to stream your favorite PBS Show on your SmartTv or Tablet.

When to Watch

Check out our broadcast schedule for all 6 channels.

Funding from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment is making it possible for the six public television stations of the Minnesota Public Television Association (MPTA) to make an impact across Minnesota.