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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

Meet the New Speaker of the House

  Minnesota lawmaker Melissa Hortman was recently elected by her peers to serve as the next Speaker of the House. Almanac's David Gillette sat down...

Micronesians Part of Milan’s Future

  The first Micronesians arrived from the island of Chuuk in Micronesia in 2000. They settled in Milan, Minnesota, a small rural community with a...

The Rarest of Duets

  Almanac recently shared a rare musical pairing - the oud and the pipa.  These two instruments, with roots in Syrian and Chinese cultures, are...

Gov. Mark Dayton’s Goodbye

  Mark Dayton has held many positions in government: Commissioner, Auditor, U.S. Senator and Governor. But the one he liked best was his last, serving...

5 New MN Politicians Head to Congress

  Most of Minnesota's Congressional delegation is new. Change was a big theme in the 2018 election, and the state is sending five new members...

Gene’s American Dream: College & Contentment

Mary Lahammer is a longtime political reporter for Twin Cities PBS. She followed in her father’s footsteps at the Minnesota State Capitol, where he...

Meet Ilhan Omar and Pete Stauber, Two Of Minnesota’s New Members...

  We continue to check in with Minnesota's newest members of Congress. This time, we meet 5th District Representative Ilhan Omar and 8th District Congressman...

Governor Dayton’s Legacy, According to his Two Sons

  Governor Mark Dayton is the first bachelor governor in generations, so any family insights on our two-term governor are best shared by his adult...

Fishing with Wolves

  Researchers have long struggled to study Minnesota's wolf populations during the summer months. The northern forests are too thick and the wolves are too...

Think You Can Beat the Quizmasters at an Almanac Quiz?

  Tane Danger and Andrew Minck LOVE the Almanac Quiz Shows we put on the air every now and then. Which is why they were...