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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

Covid hot spots persist in Greater Minnesota. And reactions are mixed.

  For Mary Kay Feltes of Owatonna, Minn., the small pox epidemic had a lasting, negative effect on her family for nearly a hundred years. Feltes,...

A DNA Test Brings Together Unaware Korean Sisters Half-a-World Away

  When I was adopted from South Korea to the U.S. in 1971, I thought I came with just my Korean name, Lee So Ra, a...

ThreeSixty Journalism Explores Intergenerational Trauma

  This video originally broadcast as part of Almanac.  READ A TRANSCRIPT OF THE VIDEO Cathy Wurzer: Twin Cities PBS once again participated this summer in the ThreeSixty...

8 Out of 10 Gun Shot Victims in Minneapolis Have Been...

  Bishop Richard Howell, Jr. lowered his voice, held his hands three feet apart and said he could not count how many funerals bore caskets...

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...