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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.

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...

Native Women Revive Tradition Through Drum Beats and Song

  On a recent afternoon, about a dozen Anishinaabe women and girls assembled at the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College to sing old...

Step Back in Time Inside the State’s Oldest Covered Bridge

  Wayne Radke loves bridges. He has devoted much of his time as a retired minister to learning the history of covered bridges, especially the...

Explore the Rise of Millennial Women Farmers in MN

  On a recent trip to the sprawling Medicine Creek Farm in Finlayson, Minn., a farmer revved up a four-wheel, all-terrain vehicle to deliver water...