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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

Did the MN Legislature carve a masterpiece budget? An illustrated essay...

  The Minnesota legislative session is close to wrapping up its work for 2019, and once again the final days were not easy sailing. David...

‘A Secret Garden’ on the freeway? Thank you, mystery gardener.

  Almanac essayist Adia Morris was inspired by a roadside flower bed that fondly reminded her of a children's literature favorite, The Secret Garden. _____________________________________________________________________ Just about...

A Year of Dynamic New Lawmakers in St. Paul

  Mary Lahammer reports that this year's legislature is notable for the number of influential freshmen. As the regular legislative session comes to an end,...

How Bad News About the Environment Can Trigger a Positive Outlook

  Scientists who study the environment are immersed in disturbing data, from climate change to habitat destruction to mass extinctions. In short, the news almost...

The Challenging History of Historic Dakota Place Names

    Recently the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that state law wasn't followed when the name of Lake Calhoun was changed back to its historic...

Hugo Man Still Making a Difference at 100

  The Hugo Feed Mill in Hugo, Minn., has been in General Manager Steve Marier's family since 1923. Fewer and fewer businesses in Minnesota today...

Warning: One MILLION Species At Risk!

  That was the attention-getting summary of a global biodiversity study released by the United Nations. One of the authors of the study released in...

2019 Legislative Session: Ten Days and Counting…

  Minnesota lawmakers have just ten days left to get their work done. Mary Lahammer brings us the latest on the negotiations. Pro tip: there's...

Meet the Reporter: Dana Ferguson

  On "Almanac" we rely on talented journalists from many different backgrounds to bring us political updates and analysis. Dana Ferguson of Forum News Service...

Binge-watching is Real Work

  For those who like 'a job well-done,' getting to the end of "Game of Thrones" is just as important as raking the leaves or...