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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.

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...

A Black Lives Matter Demonstration Faced Opposition in Pine Island

  Story published: December 8, 2020 Brian and Sharita Flick walked to the corner in Pine Island, Minn., where a Black Lives Matter demonstration took place...

Winter Is Prime Time For Bald Eagle Watching

  One Greater Minnesota reporter Kaomi Goetz traveled to the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minn., to find out some surprising facts about the bald...

Why Some Minnesotans Fear the Future of the ACA

  Story published: November 2, 2020 Kelly Leibold lives in an $800-a-month apartment over the Old Pine Theater in Pine Island, Minnesota. It's more affordable than...

What will happen in the toss-up race in MN’s District 7?

  Congressman Collin Peterson (DFL) angles his single engine Beechcraft Bonanza plane looking for ducks. It's a common Friday routine, as he flies himself home...

A Demand for Trump Gear in Rural Minnesota

  Story published: October 22, 2020 Partisan politics is good for business. That is, if you're Gary McNeal. The Floridian is a self-styled "street peddlar" who...

Why Are Newsrooms Struggling with Sexual Misconduct in a Post-#MeToo World?

  Almanac's Kaomi Goetz talked with Doris Truong, the diversity and training director at Poynter, to discuss recent allegations of sexual misconduct in newsrooms, and...

Why This Muslim Doctor Is Taking A Break from Rural America

  Just two years ago, Dr. Ayaz Virji, an acclaimed bariatric specialist, made headlines from his home in rural Minnesota. The chief doctor at the local...