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One Greater Minnesota is a multi-year reporting initiative. It's brought to you by TPT’s long-running public affairs weekly program, Almanac. Its purpose is to connect Minnesotans through multi-platform stories from across the state. We want to examine how we’re changing and how much we share from region to region. Funded by The Otto Bremer Trust, with additional funding from The Blandin Foundation, and The St. Paul Foundation, these stories encourage public discourse through regional forums and digital outreach, and aim to enhance public media programming in Minnesota.

One Greater Minnesota is a multi-year reporting initiative. It's brought to you by TPT’s long-running public affairs weekly program, Almanac. Its purpose is to connect Minnesotans through multi-platform stories from across the state. We want to examine how we’re changing and how much we share from region to region. Funded by The Otto Bremer Trust, with additional funding from The Blandin Foundation, and The St. Paul Foundation, these stories encourage public discourse through regional forums and digital outreach, and aim to enhance public media programming in Minnesota.

Explore the Rise of Millennial Women Farmers in MN

  On a recent trip to the sprawling Medicine Creek Farm in Finlayson, Minn., a farmer revved up a four-wheel, all-terrain vehicle to deliver water...

How a MN Company Went from Bread Bags to Satelloons

  Kenneth Klimisch had just graduated from college when he got a job at a company called G. T. Schjeldahl Company in Northfield, Minn. Little did...

What’s it like for a Muslim doctor living in rural Minnesota?

  When Dr. Ayaz Virji moved his family from the East Coast to settle in Dawson, Minn., to practice rural medicine, he had no idea...

You Could Mistake Winona’s Merchants National Bank for a Cathedral

  Merchants National Bank in Winona, Minn., is one of state's architectural gems. Built in 1912, the bank is considered part of the Prairie School of...

What Does It Take to Bring MN’s Bison Herds Back?

  Minnesota has had a herd of bison at Blue Mounds State Park since the 1961. In 2008, the state's Department of Natural Resources reevaluated its...

One Son Raised a World Apart Brings His Two Mothers Together

On a late Sunday afternoon, people weaved in and out at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, lugging suitcases with the usual faraway expressions. Many were traveling...

Hugo Man Still Making a Difference at 100

  The Hugo Feed Mill in Hugo, Minn., has been in General Manager Steve Marier's family since 1923. Fewer and fewer businesses in Minnesota today...

Did Edvard Munch paint a mystery work at St. Olaf?

  When a beguiling oil painting arrived on the campus at Saint Olaf in 2005, it came with a mysterious provenance. It was rumored to...

10 Years After an Epic Flood, Moorhead Is Better Prepared

  Moorhead is no stranger to grappling with flooding waters. The city's worst flood was in 2009 when the Red River crested to 41 feet,...

Mental Health Concerns Are On the Rise In Farm Country

  According to providers who are on the front lines of administering mental health care, farmers are among the highest number of suicides nationally. But...