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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.

Minnesota Puts a Rush on Ramping Up Telehealth During a Pandemic

  Story published: May 4, 2020 Nurse practitioner Jennifer Murphy sees a patient through a video screen at Open Door Health Center in Mankato, Minn. The...

From Breakfast Cereal to Artists, Visit a Historic Gem in Red...

  Driving along Highway 61 near Red Wing, Minn., one might not know that the former owner of an expansive estate is responsible for the...

How will the coronavirus threat impact rural Minnesota?

  Story published: April 10, 2020 Diagnosing and treating patients with the novel coronavirus comes with different challenges for rural and regional healthcare systems located outside...

Want to go ice fishing in Minnesota’s Northwest Angle?

  Story published: April 2020 Most visitors to the Northwest Angle, a mapping anomaly on the U.S.-Canadian border, are either anglers interested in world-class fishing or...

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...