Politics

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,...

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...

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...

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...
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Sen. Dave Senjem Did a Little of Everything in High School

Senator Dave Senjem is from the town of Hayfield, Minnesota. Hayfield has a population of 889 people. While growing up and attending the local...

Sen. Sandy Pappas: A Life Lesson Learned in German

Senator Sandy Pappas is typically seen on Twin Cities PBS answering difficult questions about votes and policies affecting the lives of Minnesotans across the...

Clock is Ticking at the Capitol

Getting another bill signed into law in the only divided government in the nation could help the governor and lawmakers build some momentum towards...

30-Second Minnesota: First Black Legislator

  Who was the first African American elected to the Minnesota Legislature? The answer --and the era-- may surprise you. Discover more bite-sized state history stories...