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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.

“Ode 2 Minnesota” is a Home-Grown Adventure Story

  It started over a beer. Steve Schraeder was asking a friend why so many expedition stories are set in far-away places - jungles, mountains,...

Northland’s 8th Congressional District

  Duluth, Minnesota was the location of the first general election debate in the open seat in the hotly contested 8th Congressional District. The leading...

How School Consolidation Affected One Rural Town

  Gibbon, Minnesota, population 746, is a small town surrounded by farm country in southwestern Minnesota. But in 1987, the school entered into an agreement...

First Congressional District: Top National Target

It's an open seat in a swing district. Voters here backed Presidents Bush, Obama and Trump. It's fiercely independent and hard to predict. Minnesota's...

Rural Reporter Retires: A Farewell to Don Davis

It's not every day that a proclamation from the governor arrives at your doorstep, but September 6, 2018 is officially Don Davis Day in...

Disappearing Birthing Centers in Rural Minnesota

Clare Shirley, 30, and her husband Dan, are just days away from giving birth to their second child. But they're hoping for a less...

The Historic Beauty Of Naniboujou Lodge In Northern Minnesota

Naniboujou Lodge near Grand Marais, Minnesota was built in 1928 as a retreat for the ultra-rich, but never quite got off the ground. That...
David Gillette interacts with some "superfans."

We Love Our Superfans

  Every now and then a lucky group of "superfans" gets to watch an Almanac taping in-person.  And when they do, we give them prizes......

High School Fishing Seeks Recognition

In just a few years, high school competitive fishing has caught on in parts of the state. In Brainerd, the team using the school's...

Minnesota’s First Kirkbride Asylum in St. Peter

Once called the "Asylum for the Dangerously Insane." It was the first institution of its kind in the state. Authorized by the Legislature in...