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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.

Immigrants Reshape Worthington

For the last 40 years, Worthington has been been transforming. Once a city of mostly white residents, this southwestern city, surrounded by the state's...

Minnesota, Mayo and Destination Medical Center

Virginia "Ginny" Smith has owned Ginny's Fine Fabrics in downtown Rochester for 42 years. Most days, you'll find her presiding over a cutting board,...

Rochester Republican Rally

    The Frost farm outside of Rochester has been in the family for generations, all the way back to President Abraham Lincoln. As President Donald...

A Scandinavian-Inspired Folk School In Northern Minnesota

The North House Folk School campus hugs some of the shoreline in Grand Marais, Minnesota. Founded in 1997, the school was fashioned after folkehøjskolers, developed...

“Ode 2 Minnesota” is a Home-Grown Adventure Story

  It started over a beer. Steve Schraeder was asking a friend why so many expedition stories are set in far-away places - jungles, mountains,...

Northland’s 8th Congressional District

  Duluth, Minnesota was the location of the first general election debate in the open seat in the hotly contested 8th Congressional District. The leading...

How School Consolidation Affected One Rural Town

  Gibbon, Minnesota, population 746, is a small town surrounded by farm country in southwestern Minnesota. But in 1987, the school entered into an agreement...

First Congressional District: Top National Target

It's an open seat in a swing district. Voters here backed Presidents Bush, Obama and Trump. It's fiercely independent and hard to predict. Minnesota's...

Rural Reporter Retires: A Farewell to Don Davis

It's not every day that a proclamation from the governor arrives at your doorstep, but September 6, 2018 is officially Don Davis Day in...

Disappearing Birthing Centers in Rural Minnesota

Clare Shirley, 30, and her husband Dan, are just days away from giving birth to their second child. But they're hoping for a less...