Home One Greater Minnesota
Taxonomy Header ImageTaxonomy Header Image
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.

Inside Minnesota’s Last One-Room Public School

  It's 7 am, and the stillness of the early morning hours has its own sound in the remote Angle Inlet, when a faint flicker...

Step Aboard a Bombardier in the Northwest Angle

  On remote Oak Island in the Northwest Angle of Minnesota, a yellow-painted Bombardier snow bus rumbles its way across portions of frozen Lake of...

Bemidji Residents Grapple With Racial Reconciliation and Healing

  Story originally reported in May 2018 One Greater Minnesota reporter Kaomi Goetz looked into how Bemidji Truth and Reconciliation and others are trying to reconcile a historically...

Homelessness Is Growing In Greater Minnesota

  Story published: March 2020 More than 10,000 Minnesotans are homeless, a number that is a record-high for the state and a 10-percent increase since 2015....

How Two MN Outsider Artists Found Renown After Their Deaths

  Story published: February 2020 When Ronald Finwall died two years ago, his three adult children remembered him as a loving father, albeit eccentric and with...

An Abandoned Quarry Is Now An Ice Climber’s Dream

  Story published: February 2020 Quarry Park, an official city park in Duluth, Minn., was once the site of a blighted and abandoned rock quarry, known...

Will Duluth’s Spirit Mountain survive financial woes?

  Story published: January 2020 In a packed, tension-filled Duluth City Council chambers last December, a handful of city residents came up to the podium to...

Why are people in their 30s and 40s moving to Greater...

  Mike and Amy McQuery of Waseca, Minn., along with their two sons, often find eating meals together a rarity. Mike is the head brewer...

What is fueling Minnesota’s growing hemp industry?

  It looks like marijuana. It smells like marijuana. But this is not marijuana. "It's smokable hemp flower," explains Tim Frey from Global Organic Distro. "Inhalation...

What’s next for Sleepy Eye after a Del Monte plant closes?

  It was the Monday after the annual town highlight of Buttered Corn Days when residents of Sleepy Eye, Minn., heard the shocking news. The...