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Inside Minnesota’s Last One-Room Public School

  It's 7 am, and the stillness of the early morning hours has its own sound in the remote Angle Inlet, when a faint flicker...

Keeping the ‘Social’ in Social Distancing with Geocaching

Looking to get outside because your stay-at-home life is starting to drive you batty? Need something to do with your kids during a break...

Minnesota Legislators Focus on Housing Issues

As the 2020 legislative session kicked off, many lawmakers have put Minnesota's housing crisis under a microscope. From funding ideas and others solutions to...

Bemidji Residents Grapple With Racial Reconciliation and Healing

  Story originally reported in May 2018 One Greater Minnesota reporter Kaomi Goetz looked into how Bemidji Truth and Reconciliation and others are trying to reconcile a historically...

Homelessness Is Growing In Greater Minnesota

  Story published: March 2020 More than 10,000 Minnesotans are homeless, a number that is a record-high for the state and a 10-percent increase since 2015....

The Great Census Battle: Minnesota VS. Florida

  Not too long ago, Minnesota State Demographer Susan Brower was a guest on my show, The Theater of Public Policy. She explained that each state’s...

As Klobuchar Ends Her Presidential Campaign, Flash Back to 1998

  As Sen. Amy Klobuchar announces the end of her presidential campaign, it’s instructive to look back at the beginning of her political career. The...
Minnesota State Capitol with snow patches on the front lawn

Minnesota Lawmakers Focus on Bipartisan Measures

  For everyone who thinks politics has gotten too partisan, we have examples of lawmakers from both parties and both chambers who are working together...

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...