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Going on an Electric Road Trip? Discover the Pros & Cons...

  I’ve been attracted to the idea of owning a hybrid or an all-electric vehicle for several years now. I got pretty excited when Tesla...

‘A Secret Garden’ on the freeway? Thank you, mystery gardener.

  Almanac essayist Adia Morris was inspired by a roadside flower bed that fondly reminded her of a children's literature favorite, The Secret Garden. _____________________________________________________________________ Just about...

Discover How One Family Coped with a History of Mental Illness

  Video by Daniel Bergin, words penned by Jon Van Amber One of the definitions of courage is strength in the face of pain or grief....

Hugo Man Still Making a Difference at 100

  The Hugo Feed Mill in Hugo, Minn., has been in General Manager Steve Marier's family since 1923. Fewer and fewer businesses in Minnesota today...

Warning: One MILLION Species At Risk!

  That was the attention-getting summary of a global biodiversity study released by the United Nations. One of the authors of the study released in...

30-Second Minnesota: Rondo Neighborhood

What urban neighborhood was demolished to make way for highway i-94? Hint: it's a community that's still remembered and celebrated every July. Discover more bite-sized...

Google and Back Again

  Minnesota's new commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development has traveled the world (and built a diverse and impressive resume in the...

Decisions, Decisions

Robert Edwards stopped by Almanac to express his regret over a recent purchase.

Experience the First MayDay Parade and Festival in Powderhorn Park

  Bye-bye porn. Hello puppets Three decades ago, this message appeared on the marquee of the Avalon Theater on Lake Street in South Minneapolis. After a...

Find Out How You Can Put the ‘Citizen’ in Citizen Science

  The Twin Cities recently joined 150 other metro areas by participating in the "City Nature Challenge," a friendly competition in which city residents use...