Politics

Meet the New Speaker of the House

  Minnesota lawmaker Melissa Hortman was recently elected by her peers to serve as the next Speaker of the House. Almanac's David Gillette sat down...

Gene’s American Dream: Journalism & Justice

Mary Lahammer is a longtime political reporter for Twin Cities PBS. She followed in her father’s footsteps at the Minnesota State Capitol, where he...

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...

When Gorbachev Visited Minnesota

  The year is 1990. Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev visits Minnesota. His trip to "flyover country" is a global news headline, and a huge PR...

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...

Meet Jim Hagedorn and Dean Phillips, Two of Minnesota’s New Members...

  The 2018 midterm election created a lot of change in Minnesota's congressional delegation. Five of the eight members heading to Washington, D. C. will...

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...