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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Lakeland Public Television

Empowering individuals, connecting diverse communities

three stars

87.20

108 Grant Ave NE Bemidji, MN 56601
tel: (800) 292-0922   Web Site
EIN: 41-1265701

CEO
Bill Sanford
General Manager

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.20 three stars
  Financial 91.56 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 84.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since signing on the air June 1, 1980, Lakeland Public Television (LPTV) has been a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) affiliate that produces, acquires and airs programs that are relevant to our rural and culturally diverse viewing area. LPTV's mission is to educate, entertain, enrich and enlighten. We provide programming produced right here in northern and central Minnesota alongside national programming on our 6 channels. Lakeland Public Television's vision is to be the premier, trusted, indispensable public media resource for the region. We strive to empower citizens while serving and connecting the diverse communities across our broadcast region.

Since signing on the air June 1, 1980, Lakeland Public Television (LPTV) has been a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) affiliate that produces, acquires and airs programs that are relevant to our rural and culturally diverse viewing area. LPTV's mission is to educate, entertain, enrich and enlighten. We provide programming produced right here in northern and central Minnesota alongside national programming on our 6 channels. Lakeland Public Television's vision is to be the premier, trusted, indispensable public media resource for the region. We strive to empower citizens while serving and connecting the diverse communities across our broadcast region.

Financial

four stars

91.56

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

84.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
76.8%
  Administrative Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.84
  Program Expenses Growth 0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lakeland Public Television on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lakeland Public Television on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Lakeland Public Television (MN) 87.20 three stars
Science Friday Initiative (NY) 92.21 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $899,390
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $375,257
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $664,926
Total Contributions $1,939,573
   Program Service Revenue $406,410
Total Primary Revenue $2,345,983
   Other Revenue $89,730
TOTAL REVENUE $2,435,713
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,121,766
   Administrative Expenses $305,069
   Fundraising Expenses $361,588
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,788,423
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-352,710
   
Net Assets $5,279,492

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Programming & Production $1,412,007 66.5%
Broadcasting $575,472 27.1%
Program Information $134,287 6.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 08/01/2018 87.20 three stars
2016-09 09/01/2017 84.68 three stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 84.59 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 80.87 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 05/01/2015 81.63 three stars
2013-09 09/01/2014 69.03 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 41-1265701
Name in IRS Master File NORTHERN MINNESOTA PUBLIC TELEVISION
NTEE Code A32
NTEE Classification Television
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(149) Other instruction and training
(121) Radio or television broadcasting
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date November, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$103,218 3.70% William Sanford General Manager

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lakeland Public Television (MN) 87.20 three stars
eTown (CO) 89.98 three stars
WKNO (TN) 87.36 three stars
Texas Public Radio (TX) 95.17 four stars
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 87.94 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Lakeland Public Television
108 Grant Ave NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
tel: (800) 292-0922
fax: (218) 751-3142
EIN: 41-1265701

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CEO

Bill Sanford
General Manager

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