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People in Policy: Pahoua Hoffman Was Born in a ‘Secret Place’

  Meet the Minnesota thought leader who was born in 'the most secret place on earth.' About this segment: For several years, Almanac at the Capitol...

Children Should Be Our Language Committee

  Listen to children. They're the only ones making sense. ________________________________________________________________________ It turns out, Almanac’s David Gillette often has his pencils in tow – and he’s created some very...

Get a Preview of the 2020 Legislative Session

  The governor brought dessert bars to create a quintessential Minnesota welcome for the newest legislative leader, Sen. Susan Kent, a Democrat from Woodbury, who...

An Abandoned Quarry Is Now An Ice Climber’s Dream

  Story published: February 2020 Quarry Park, an official city park in Duluth, Minn., was once the site of a blighted and abandoned rock quarry, known...

Remembering Jim Lehrer

  PBS icon Jim Lehrer died in January at age 85. Lehrer was a talent. He was the writer of memoirs - three - and...

This Historic “It” Neighborhood Was Nearly Destroyed

  In many ways, Minnesota's pioneer history begins in the small enclave of Saint Paul's Irvine Park, a ring of 19th Century homes that bring...

Will Duluth’s Spirit Mountain survive financial woes?

  Story published: January 2020 In a packed, tension-filled Duluth City Council chambers last December, a handful of city residents came up to the podium to...

5 Misconceptions Minnesotans May Have About Homelessness

  It’s 2 pm on a warm October day, and Corey Samuels is driving under bridges, roaming empty parking lots and visiting the local food...

Muslim Shero Nimo Omar Fights for Labor Rights

  Physical spaces hold the power to transform us. Consider a classroom, a masjid, an urban park or any other place that becomes the scene...

Wonder what it’s like inside a legalized hemp greenhouse?

  The sign outside says it all: “This is not marijuana. It will not get you high. These are hemp plants.” Why the warning? Because...