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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.

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...

Will greater Minnesota lay its last broadband miles?

  It used to be that, when people went on vacation, they'd choose destinations such as Voyageurs National Park to get away from it all. Tom...

How long will band-aids hold together Minnesota’s aging infrastructure?

  Minnesota lawmakers are learning about the needs of several communities in the southern part of the state in a "mini session," which included three...

What’s at stake in the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel project?

  As of 2019, there are no copper-nickel mines in the BWCA watershed, but Twin Metals, a Minnesota-owned subsidiary of Antofagasta, is hoping to change...

Korean Adoptees Find Connection And Identity In Northern Minnesota

  Laura Johnson had always envisioned raising her own family in her hometown of Duluth, Minn. After all, the northern city on the shores of...