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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.

‘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...

Two Police Arrest Videos Impact the Lives of Two People from...

Story published: June 18, 2020 The three-minute video left little dispute over what happened. A then 20-year-old Taylor Kueng, who identifies as gender non-binary (they/them/theirs), filmed...

A Detroit Lakes Resort Owner Remains Hopeful for the Summer Season

Beth Schupp is a fourth-generation resort owner in Detroit Lakes, Minn. And she's bracing for the best for the 94th summer that the  Fair Hills...

A Farmer with an Eye for Regenerative Farming

  Farming is hard - and not just because the hours are long and labor-intensive. "Access to land is a challenge, machinery is expensive and finding...

A Livestock Farmer, a Pandemic and Meat Shortages

  Grass-fed livestock farmer Hannah Bernhardt of Finlayson, Minn., has noticed a sudden uptick in the number of orders coming in to her direct-to-consumer business....

Minnesota Puts a Rush on Ramping Up Telehealth During a Pandemic

  Story published: May 4, 2020 Nurse practitioner Jennifer Murphy sees a patient through a video screen at Open Door Health Center in Mankato, Minn. The...

From Breakfast Cereal to Artists, Visit a Historic Gem in Red...

  Driving along Highway 61 near Red Wing, Minn., one might not know that the former owner of an expansive estate is responsible for the...

How will the coronavirus threat impact rural Minnesota?

  Story published: April 10, 2020 Diagnosing and treating patients with the novel coronavirus comes with different challenges for rural and regional healthcare systems located outside...