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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 St. Paul 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 St. Paul Foundation, these stories encourage public discourse through regional forums and digital outreach, and aim to enhance public media programming in Minnesota.

Get a Shot of Inspiration from the Poets of the Prairie

  The prairies of southwest Minnesota have long been the cradle of poets. It's the land of Robert Bly and Bill Holm. Add to the...

A Year After Olympic Gold

  When the U.S. men's curling team beat Sweden and won Olympic gold nearly a year ago in Pyeongchang, Korea, just about everyone in Duluth,...

A Poetry Movement Continues in Western MN

  Brendan Stermer, 23, of Montevideo, Minn., shares his poem, "The Other Montevideo." Stermer is among a new generation helping to keep a vibrant poetry...

Micronesians Part of Milan’s Future

  The first Micronesians arrived from the island of Chuuk in Micronesia in 2000. They settled in Milan, Minnesota, a small rural community with a...

Fishing with Wolves

  Researchers have long struggled to study Minnesota's wolf populations during the summer months. The northern forests are too thick and the wolves are too...

Northern Minnesota Combats Sex Trafficking

  Reports of human trafficking to a national helpline in the U.S. jumped 13-percent last year, a spike that's also alarming authorities in Minnesota. Most...

Immigrants Reshape Worthington

For the last 40 years, Worthington has been been transforming. Once a city of mostly white residents, this southwestern city, surrounded by the state's...

Minnesota, Mayo and Destination Medical Center

Virginia "Ginny" Smith has owned Ginny's Fine Fabrics in downtown Rochester for 42 years. Most days, you'll find her presiding over a cutting board,...

Rochester Republican Rally

    The Frost farm outside of Rochester has been in the family for generations, all the way back to President Abraham Lincoln. As President Donald...

A Scandinavian-Inspired Folk School In Northern Minnesota

The North House Folk School campus hugs some of the shoreline in Grand Marais, Minnesota. Founded in 1997, the school was fashioned after folkehøjskolers, developed...