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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

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...
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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...

The U of M Regents Board Game

  The State Legislature and the University of Minnesota are connected in countless ways. On a recent episode of "Almanac at the Capitol" David Gillette...

What do Oprah, Ellen and Almanac have in common?

  Twin Cities PBS has employed countless talented people over the years, and many of them have gone on to great things in the television...

So a lobbyist walks into a comedy club…

  During the day, Brian McDaniel is a Minnesota state capitol insider who provides political analysis on Almanac, but at night, he's an increasingly recognized...

How hard is it to spend a bucket of free federal...

  The Help America Vote Act (better-known as "HAVA'") includes a federal funding appropriation we didn't plan to spend much time on this legislative session....