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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.

Electrolux St. Cloud

Electrolux Plant Closing in St. Cloud

Kaomi Goetz reported on the St. Cloud plant closing that will result in 900 job losses.    
Winona Housing Assessment

Housing Crunch in Greater Minnesota

Kaomi Goetz went to Winona to learn about how housing is tight everywhere in our state.
Minnesota's Experimental City

Minnesota’s Experimental City

Minnesota’s Experimental City was born out of an idea in the late 1960s that one could solve all the problems of 20th century...
Photo in vault at Merchants National Bank

The Majestic Merchants National Bank of Winona

Kaomi Goetz toured a Prairie School gem of a bank building in downtown Winona.
Photo of green card asking about racism

Racial Reconciliation Efforts in Bemidji

Kaomi Goetz learned about work in Bemidji on addressing the racial divide in the community which has long experienced vast differences between Native American...

Minnesota Gears Up For the 2020 Census

Kaomi Goetz talked with state demographer Susan Brower about shifting state population.
Map of Minnesta with proposed Enbridge Line

Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Controversy

Kaomi Goetz reported on the pros and cons of the proposed new Enbridge Line 3 pipeline.
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A Cambodian Temple Among the Cornfields

Less than thirty miles south from St. Paul, Minnesota, rests the nation’s largest Cambodian temple. But if you didn’t know it was there, you...
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DACA in St. James

Profiles of two DACA recipients from SW Minnesota.
Photo of Dr. Ayaz Virji treating a patient

Muslim Doctor Finds Purpose and Pushback in Rural Town

(This story aired previously on Almanac, the Twin Cities PBS public affairs program, and was funded by the Otto Bremer Trust.) Rural America is in...