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Almanac is Minnesota’s longest-running public affairs show. When it debuted in 1984, Almanac upended the traditional public affairs format by combining balanced reporting, thoughtful analysis and a one-of-a-kind mix of Midwest quirkiness. Today, more than thirty years later, Almanac has become one of the most respected television offerings in the region. Look for Almanac every Friday at 7pm on your local PBS station. 

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Almanac is Minnesota’s longest-running public affairs show. When it debuted in 1984, Almanac upended the traditional public affairs format by combining balanced reporting, thoughtful analysis and a one-of-a-kind mix of Midwest quirkiness. Today, more than thirty years later, Almanac has become one of the most respected television offerings in the region. Look for Almanac every Friday at 7pm on your local PBS station. 

Want to watch full episodes of Almanac? WATCH NOW ON TPT.ORG

State Leaders Struggle in the Fallout from George Floyd’s Killing

  Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and state officials stood together after an unreal stretch of days with the Twin Cities burning in anguish, looting and lawlessness after...

Faith and Community Drive Minnesota Women of Color in Mask Giveaways

  Minnesota’s racial and ethnic disparities have played out in myriad ways, from education gaps to home ownership, and from income differences to health outcomes....

Finding Peace on the Water During COVID-19

  I’ve been canoeing since before I could walk. My parents – both avid outdoors enthusiasts – used to strap a playpen inside their canoe...

A Detroit Lakes Resort Owner Remains Hopeful for the Summer Season

Beth Schupp is a fourth-generation resort owner in Detroit Lakes, Minn. And she's bracing for the best for the 94th summer that the  Fair Hills...

A Farmer with an Eye for Regenerative Farming

  Farming is hard - and not just because the hours are long and labor-intensive. "Access to land is a challenge, machinery is expensive and finding...

A Livestock Farmer, a Pandemic and Meat Shortages

  Grass-fed livestock farmer Hannah Bernhardt of Finlayson, Minn., has noticed a sudden uptick in the number of orders coming in to her direct-to-consumer business....

The 2020 legislative session ends. But a special session is ahead.

  It was a big week of executive action for DFL Gov. Tim Walz, who announced his extension of emergency powers - though he has...

Dear Class of 2020…

The spring of 2020 has not unfolded as planned for anyone. Hard stop. End of sentence. But imagine experiencing the wildly unforeseen events of...

Almanac’s Mary Lahammer Gets an Antibody Test for COVID-19

  Story published: May 11, 2020 The day begins on a beautiful spring morning - it’s hard not to feel optimistic when you have trees blooming...

Has the coronavirus widened Minnesota’s digital divide?

  He loves a challenge and - with so many of us working from home - Minnesota's Commissioner of IT Services, Tarek Tomes, is in...