5 Streaming Picks: Made By, or About, Minnesotans

After polishing off your current queue, seek out some close-to-home streams
Steam "Clouds" on Disney+
Steam “Clouds” on Disney+

1. There’s an HBO documentary called Baby God, directed by Hannah Olson, who grew up in Minnesota. It’s the wilder-than-fiction tale of Dr. Quincy Fortier, who secretly impregnated countless women seeking fertility therapy with his own sperm.

2. The Ringmaster is a full-length feature telling the Minnesota-based true story of the best-tasting onion rings ever, injected with the subplot of its producer’s unhealthy obsession with the chef.

3. Trailheads: The Oregon Trail’s Origins details a trio of Carleton grads’ creation of an educational computer game that taught a generation what dying of dysentery was all about.

4. Nature enthusiasts can see sweeping footage of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in It’s All Home Water: A Northern Light, a Patagonia-funded conservation documentary starring and narrated by Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate.

5. On Disney+, Clouds is a tear-jerker about Minnesota musician Zach Sobiech, whose inspirational hit has lived on after he lost a cancer battle.

Bonus: And if you only have a couple minutes, the sunny “Winona” by 19-year-old Minneapolis singer-songwriter Miloe can melt a full-on permafrost mood.

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