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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

Korean Adoptees Find Connection And Identity In Northern Minnesota

  Laura Johnson had always envisioned raising her own family in her hometown of Duluth, Minn. After all, the northern city on the shores of...

Native Women Revive Tradition Through Drum Beats and Song

  On a recent afternoon, about a dozen Anishinaabe women and girls assembled at the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College to sing old...

Can the massive Department of Human Services gain our trust?

  Not many issues cause people to queue at the Capitol Complex, but when an embattled state agency is about to suffer through another public...

Governor Tim Walz Makes an Impression at the Minnesota State Fair

  This year, for the first time in quite a while, Tim Walz attended the Minnesota State Fair not as a teacher or congressman but,...

Almanac’s State Fair Show Brings the Governor and Leaders Together

  The state's three most powerful people in public policy have hatched a plan that revolves around a renewed dedication to work together in an...

Nordic Waffles Offers a Delicious, Heart-Shaped Taste of the Past

  The Minnesota State Fair features countless food booths, but one destination in particular reflects the region's robust Scandinavian heritage: Nordic Waffles. Upon approaching the booth...

Kevin Kling and a One-Way Ticket to the MN State Fair

  Kevin Kling and TPT go WAY back. Kevin first appeared on Almanac as a young performer in the summer of 1985. For the past...

Food, Fun and a Side of Politics at the Minnesota State...

  Along with myriad new foods, a sprawling midway filled with rides and opportunities galore to pet farm critters, the Minnesota State Fair offers visitors...

How the Ancient Hmong Game Tuj Lub Came to ‘Lake Wobegon’

  In 2016, Saint Paul became one of the first cities in the nation to install tuj lub courts, a move that introduced many Minnesotans...

First-Term Congresswoman Angie Craig Appreciates Bipartisanship

  Minnesota's Second Congressional District (CD2) voted for Republican President Donald Trump in 2016 and then sent Democrat Angie Craig to Congress in 2018. "It...