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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

A Dry Spell Threatens Minnesota’s Livestock Farmers

Story published: July 27, 2021 After nearly 50 years of farming, Richard Moen surveyed some of his 640 acres of pasture land in Clearbrook, Minn....

Minnesota’s Iron Range Mines a New Industry

  For the past 17 years, James Pointer has helped people appreciate the state's oldest mine. "This is a huge piece of Minnesota's history," Pointer said,...

George Floyd Inspired This Bemidji Racial Justice Group

  When George Floyd was killed in May of 2020, it was 200 miles away from Bemidji. But for Black and Indigenous folks here, it...

One Year After George Floyd’s Killing, a Rural Community Grapples With...

  Rahima Jamac, like many graduating seniors, spent her last year of high school at home, on her laptop. The coronavirus pandemic changed her life...

The Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Project Divides Indian Country

  Story published: May 6, 2021 Taysha Martineau walks through the Miigizi resistance camp on Fond du Lac reservation near Cloquet, Minn., with her four kids...

Brooklyn Center Community Reacts to Daunte Wright’s Killing

  Story published: April 20, 2021 Anti-racism activists have taken to the streets since the April 11 killing of Daunte Wright, an unarmed 20-year-old Black man...

Discover the Art of Ojibwe Storyteller Jonathan Thunder

  Duluth painter and multi-media artist Jonathan Thunder recently spoke to Almanac's Kaomi Lee about creating work that reflects on current events and his own...

Law Enforcement Is On Trial at the State Capitol

  As law enforcement stands at the ready outside the trial of a white officer charged with the murder of a Black man in Minnesota,...

The Historic Martin County Courthouse Gets a New Lifeline

  Story published: March 12, 2021 A 113-year old county courthouse in southern Minnesota is getting a pricey lifeline. The Martin County Courthouse in Fairmont, Minn.,...

Experiences of Racism Continue to Traumatize African-American Elders

  Police officers unsheathed their guns, pointed them at 65-year-old Sally Steele-Birdsong, and told her to put her hands up. When a neighbor said that...