Policy

Gov. Mark Dayton’s Goodbye

  Mark Dayton has held many positions in government: Commissioner, Auditor, U.S. Senator and Governor. But the one he liked best was his last, serving...

5 New MN Politicians Head to Congress

  Most of Minnesota's Congressional delegation is new. Change was a big theme in the 2018 election, and the state is sending five new members...

Meet Ilhan Omar and Pete Stauber, Two Of Minnesota’s New Members...

  We continue to check in with Minnesota's newest members of Congress. This time, we meet 5th District Representative Ilhan Omar and 8th District Congressman...

Governor Dayton’s Legacy, According to his Two Sons

  Governor Mark Dayton is the first bachelor governor in generations, so any family insights on our two-term governor are best shared by his adult...

Think You Can Beat the Quizmasters at an Almanac Quiz?

  Tane Danger and Andrew Minck LOVE the Almanac Quiz Shows we put on the air every now and then. Which is why they were...

So Minnesota has a budget surplus. Now what?

  Lawmakers will come into the 2019 Legislative Session with a projected budget surplus of $1.5 billion. Gov. Mark Dayton (DFL-MN) entered office in 2010...

Tales – and a Little Advice – from a Former Almanac...

  Almanac has had the good fortune to work with many talented media interns over the decades, and many of them have gone on to...

Capitol Art Controversy Continues

  Despite the completion of the Minnesota State Capitol's restoration, the debate over the art is far from over. The incoming Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan...

Legislature Reform Thyself

  There's new leadership at the Minnesota State Capitol, from the executive branch to the House that switched control from Republicans to Democrats. Besides a...

Lieutenant Governor-Elect Peggy Flanagan

  Incoming Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan made history on Election Night, becoming the first Native American woman to be elected to a constitutional office anywhere...