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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.

Why are people in their 30s and 40s moving to Greater...

  Mike and Amy McQuery of Waseca, Minn., along with their two sons, often find eating meals together a rarity. Mike is the head brewer...

What is fueling Minnesota’s growing hemp industry?

  It looks like marijuana. It smells like marijuana. But this is not marijuana. "It's smokable hemp flower," explains Tim Frey from Global Organic Distro. "Inhalation...

What’s next for Sleepy Eye after a Del Monte plant closes?

  It was the Monday after the annual town highlight of Buttered Corn Days when residents of Sleepy Eye, Minn., heard the shocking news. The...

Andrew Volstead Was More Than the Architect of Prohibition

  At the beginning of the 20th century, a great shift was happening in American life. Widespread drinking was blamed for family poverty and an unstable...

Ancient Stories Rock the Imagination at Petroglyphs Historic Site

  The landscape in southwestern Minnesota is expansive. The Red Rock Ridge is home to plenty of prairie, rock-related businesses and the Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic...

Rural Minnesota Newspapers Face an Uncertain Future

  Employees at The Dodge County Independent were so concerned about the future of the small-town newspaper last April that they decided to take their...

Ever visited Petroglyphs Historic Site?

  The Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site sits on native prairie just a few hours' drive from the Twin Cities in southwestern Minnesota, near Comfrey. “We’re...

Is Minnesota the next wine country?

  Minnesota is known for its harsh winters. But wine? Not so much. Despite the state's cold weather, a lot has been happening in the...

Henderson, MN Needs Bonding Money – Not Floodwaters – to Flow

  The charming town of Henderson, Minn., is overflowing with history and character. But the way water has flowed all around this Minnesota River city...

Stories Under the Stones: Take a Trip to Red Wing’s Oakwood...

  Say the word, “cemetery” and you think of creepy, dark places - haunted spaces that are the burial grounds for countless dead souls, their...