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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.

George Floyd Inspired This Bemidji Racial Justice Group

  When George Floyd was killed in May of 2020, it was 200 miles away from Bemidji. But for Black and Indigenous folks here, it...

One Year After George Floyd’s Killing, a Rural Community Grapples With...

  Rahima Jamac, like many graduating seniors, spent her last year of high school at home, on her laptop. The coronavirus pandemic changed her life...

The Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Project Divides Indian Country

  Story published: May 6, 2021 Taysha Martineau walks through the Miigizi resistance camp on Fond du Lac reservation near Cloquet, Minn., with her four kids...

Discover the Art of Ojibwe Storyteller Jonathan Thunder

  Duluth painter and multi-media artist Jonathan Thunder recently spoke to Almanac's Kaomi Lee about creating work that reflects on current events and his own...

The Historic Martin County Courthouse Gets a New Lifeline

  Story published: March 12, 2021 A 113-year old county courthouse in southern Minnesota is getting a pricey lifeline. The Martin County Courthouse in Fairmont, Minn.,...

St. Peter May Consider an Anti-Racism Resolution

Story published: February 22, 2021 Several new city leaders in St. Peter, Minn., appear ready to discuss the possibility of making a statement against racism,...

What Did This Duluth Brewery Learn From The Pandemic?

  Story published: January 29, 2021 Benjamin Hugus, owner of Ursa Minor Brewing in Duluth, Minn., said he's had to reinvent his brewery from a business...

A New 30-Mile Ice Road To The Northwest Angle

Visitors headed to one of the dozen fishing resorts in the Northwest Angle will soon be able to drive there - but over the...

One School District Has Had In-Person Classes All School Year

  Story reflects data current as of Friday, December 18, 2020. Kittson Central School District in Hallock, Minn., has opened its doors to more than 200...

Explore a Racial Awakening in a Small Minnesota Town

  Randy Hoffman farms in the same southeastern region of Minnesota that his Swiss great-grandparents farmed after they arrived in America. This summer, he participated...