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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

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  Cara Schulz is a stage-four colon cancer patient. The diagnosis has a very low survival rate and a very high level of pain. “Trying to...

MN’s Department of Human Services is like an octopus. Here’s why.

  With child care reimbursement fraud in the news this legislative session, it's helpful to understand the scale and responsibilities of the state's Department of...

Ever wondered why the Met Council exists?

  The Metropolitan Council is a uniquely-Minnesotan attempt to strategically guide the way the Twin Cities metro grows and develops, and its work has been...

Are Minnesotans Too Boring to Be President?

  As Senator Amy Klobuchar joins the long list of Minnesotans who have sought the White House, we asked someone familiar with presidential campaigns the...

Step Aboard Minnesota’s First All-Electric Bus

  According to the new administration of Gov. Tim Walz, Minnesota's transportation future is electric. David Gillette hopped on an (almost) all-electric bus to learn...

Gun Control Triggers a Divided Debate at the Capitol

  Hundreds of people filled the Minnesota State Capitol as the Legislature considers bills to expand background checks and create red-flag orders that allow law...

Tired of Political Partisanship? You’re Not Alone.

  If you're tired of all the partisanship in America, you're not alone. According to a new group called "Better Angels," there's a growing number...

Will MN Adopt a 100% Renewable Energy Standard by 2050?

  The landscape of the state is changing. Wind farms now dot the horizon as Minnesota moves to become a top-10 wind energy producer. Wind...

So Minnesota has a budget surplus. Now what?

  Lawmakers will come into the 2019 Legislative Session with a projected budget surplus of $1.5 billion. Gov. Mark Dayton (DFL-MN) entered office in 2010...

Election Night: Inside a Political Reporter’s Notebook

After 20 years of covering politics in Minnesota, I like to create a list of races to watch for our staff on election night....