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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 Year of Dynamic New Lawmakers in St. Paul

  Mary Lahammer reports that this year's legislature is notable for the number of influential freshmen. As the regular legislative session comes to an end,...

How Bad News About the Environment Can Trigger a Positive Outlook

  Scientists who study the environment are immersed in disturbing data, from climate change to habitat destruction to mass extinctions. In short, the news almost...

2019 State Budget Negotiations Continue

  There's just a handful of days left before the legislature has to adjourn the regular session and a budget agreement still does not exist...

The Challenging History of Historic Dakota Place Names

    Recently the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that state law wasn't followed when the name of Lake Calhoun was changed back to its historic...

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...

2019 Legislative Session: Ten Days and Counting…

  Minnesota lawmakers have just ten days left to get their work done. Mary Lahammer brings us the latest on the negotiations. Pro tip: there's...

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...

Meet the Reporter: Dana Ferguson

  On "Almanac" we rely on talented journalists from many different backgrounds to bring us political updates and analysis. Dana Ferguson of Forum News Service...