Dakota Prairie Media founder and personal historian Daniel Stenberg became more interested in his family's stories after finding over 600 pages of World War II letters from his grandfather. Those letters led him on a quest first of personal curiosity then later culminated with him joining forces with Prairie Public Television to create a feature length documentary called 6 BROTHERS. 6 BROTHERS documents his grandfather's family's experience in Western North Dakota during the Great Depression and World War II years. Through that process Daniel found that many others were interested in having their families' stories preserved, but that they didn't know where or how to start. Because of that he has sought to develop his skills in a way to help guide others in getting their stories preserved.
Daniel is a sixth generation North Dakotan, and grew up on a farm and ranch outside of Watford City. He holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Administration and History/Political Science from the University of Jamestown. In addition to work on the documentary, he has spent over ten years in government-related work for organizations such as the Midwestern Governors Association, Job Service North Dakota and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. In addition to this work, he is the director of the McKenzie County Heritage Park and Pioneer Museum in Watford City, North Dakota.