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Minnesota Public Radio Elects Elise Donohue to Board of Trustees

April 17, 2012

Saint Paul, MN - (April 17, 2012) - Minnesota Public Radio today announced that Elise Donohue has been elected to MPR's board of trustees.

Ms. Donohue is a rancher who raises cattle in Montana with her son. She has served on the board of the Montana Land Alliance, and is currently on the national advisory boards of the Museum of the Rockies and of Shakespeare in the Parks.

Ms. Donohue is the daughter of the late Sarah Maud Sivertsen and step-daughter of R.J. "Bob" Sivertsen, an MPR life trustee. The Sivertsens were among the earliest "investors" in the vision and public service mission of MPR, and the broadcast center's Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio - a world-class, state-of-the-art recording facility - was named after Ms. Sivertsen's mother. Ms. Donohue shares the Sivertsens' love for classical music, and is also committed to the importance of public service media journalism in society.

"We are pleased to welcome Elise Donohue to the Minnesota Public Radio Board," said Ian Friendly, board chairman. "She is a strong supporter of our public service mission, and her perspectives will help to strengthen our organization."

For media inquiries, contact Christina Schmitt, MPR public relations manager, at or 651-290-1449.

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