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Broadcasting live during the legislative session as bills are passed and deals are made. All the most important lawmakers and decision makers from every corner of the state make regular appearances in live debates, committee highlights and floor action. Almanac at the Capitol is hosted by Mary Lahammer and David Gillette. Want to watch full episodes of Almanac at the Capitol? WATCH NOW ON TPT.ORG
Broadcasting live during the legislative session as bills are passed and deals are made. All the most important lawmakers and decision makers from every corner of the state make regular appearances in live debates, committee highlights and floor action. Almanac at the Capitol is hosted by Mary Lahammer and David Gillette. Want to watch full episodes of Almanac at the Capitol? WATCH NOW ON TPT.ORG

An Insulin Deal Is Done During the Coronavirus Crisis

  As lawmakers return to the Minnesota State Capitol wearing masks and practicing social distancing, they managed to pass emergency insulin relief amidst the coronavirus...

Minnesota Legislators Focus on Housing Issues

As the 2020 legislative session kicked off, many lawmakers have put Minnesota's housing crisis under a microscope. From funding ideas and others solutions to...
Minnesota State Capitol with snow patches on the front lawn

Minnesota Lawmakers Focus on Bipartisan Measures

  For everyone who thinks politics has gotten too partisan, we have examples of lawmakers from both parties and both chambers who are working together...

People in Policy: Pahoua Hoffman Was Born in a ‘Secret Place’

  Meet the Minnesota thought leader who was born in 'the most secret place on earth.' About this segment: For several years, Almanac at the Capitol...

Bde Maka Ska or Lake Calhoun? The Lake with Two Names.

  If you live in Minnesota, you’ve already heard about the Lake Calhoun-Bde Maka Ska naming debate.  If you don’t live in Minnesota, you SHOULD...

Did the MN Legislature carve a masterpiece budget? An illustrated essay...

  The Minnesota legislative session is close to wrapping up its work for 2019, and once again the final days were not easy sailing. David...

2019 State Budget Negotiations Continue

  There's just a handful of days left before the legislature has to adjourn the regular session and a budget agreement still does not exist...

Meet the Reporter: Dana Ferguson

  On "Almanac" we rely on talented journalists from many different backgrounds to bring us political updates and analysis. Dana Ferguson of Forum News Service...
Dave Senjem high school

Sen. Dave Senjem Did a Little of Everything in High School

Senator Dave Senjem is from the town of Hayfield, Minnesota. Hayfield has a population of 889 people. While growing up and attending the local...

Sen. Sandy Pappas: A Life Lesson Learned in German

Senator Sandy Pappas is typically seen on Twin Cities PBS answering difficult questions about votes and policies affecting the lives of Minnesotans across the...