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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 Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis Foundation, these stories encourage public discourse through regional forums and digital outreach, and aim to enhance public media programming in Minnesota.

What will happen in the toss-up race in MN’s District 7?

  Congressman Collin Peterson (DFL) angles his single engine Beechcraft Bonanza plane looking for ducks. It's a common Friday routine, as he flies himself home...

A Demand for Trump Gear in Rural Minnesota

  Story published: October 22, 2020 Partisan politics is good for business. That is, if you're Gary McNeal. The Floridian is a self-styled "street peddlar" who...

Why Are Newsrooms Struggling with Sexual Misconduct in a Post-#MeToo World?

  Almanac's Kaomi Goetz talked with Doris Truong, the diversity and training director at Poynter, to discuss recent allegations of sexual misconduct in newsrooms, and...

Why This Muslim Doctor Is Taking A Break from Rural America

  Just two years ago, Dr. Ayaz Virji, an acclaimed bariatric specialist, made headlines from his home in rural Minnesota. The chief doctor at the local...

Junior Prom May Be Canceled, But The State 4-H Showcase Goes...

  Story published: September 14, 2020 This year marks the first Minnesota State Fair that Izzy O'Rourke has ever had to miss in her 17 years....
One Greater Minnesota Reporter Kaomi Geotz speaks with Sara Hayden of Sara's Tipsy Pies about what she's doing instead of the State Fair this August.

State Fair Food Tour, Minus The Fair

  Sara Hayden never intended to open a pie business. But then her mother passed away. "A friend had a bakery," Hayden said, "and my mother...

Is Arbitration A Fair Way To Decide Police Firings?

  Story published: August 10, 2020. In 2017, Duluth Police Officer Adam Huot dragged a Native American man, Brandon Houle - who passively resisted arrest - through a...

‘Med City’ and The Politics Of Mask Mandates

  Story published: July 29, 2020 For weeks, Forager Brewery, a popular business in Rochester, Minn., had been able to beat the odds. Owner Annie Henderson...

Want to survive in the dairy farm business? Try robots.

  Story published: July 7, 2020 David Berning looks over his 480 milking cows at the family farm, Green Waves Farm. A fourth-generation dairy farmer at...

Duluth Is Still Trying to Heal 100 Years After Lynchings

  On June 15, 1920, the lynchings of three Black men - Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie - would stain Duluth, Minn., for...