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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

‘Any Dollar That Goes Toward Affordable Housing Is a Great Dollar...

  A strong economy and tight labor market make the need for affordable housing even more acute. “Hi, welcome to my chaos” is the greeting from...

Explore the Rise of Millennial Women Farmers in MN

  On a recent trip to the sprawling Medicine Creek Farm in Finlayson, Minn., a farmer revved up a four-wheel, all-terrain vehicle to deliver water...

U of M President Kaler Reveals a Big Job Regret

  Eric Kaler is stepping down as President of the University of Minnesota after eight years on the job. Almanac recently did an exit interview...

Life-Saving Insulin Is a Must-Have for Twin Teens

  Twin teens Maraya and Evelyn Wiltrout manage their type 1 diabetes on a daily basis. Maraya was diagnosed at age 10, so it wasn't...

How a MN Company Went from Bread Bags to Satelloons

  Kenneth Klimisch had just graduated from college when he got a job at a company called G. T. Schjeldahl Company in Northfield, Minn. Little did...

What Do the Stonewall Riots Mean to MN’s LGBTQ+ Communities?

On June 14, 2019, Mia’s “Stonewall at 50” event commemorated the 50th anniversary and Pride Month. While there, TPT producers asked folks what the Stonewall riots' legacy means to them...

For Those with Disabilities, the MN State Capitol Is Tricky to...

  Disability activist Nikki Villavicencio uses her head and feet to push buttons to open doors and call elevators at the Minnesota State Capitol. “I...

What’s it like for a Muslim doctor living in rural Minnesota?

  When Dr. Ayaz Virji moved his family from the East Coast to settle in Dawson, Minn., to practice rural medicine, he had no idea...

Construction Continues to Upgrade Accessibility at the Capitol

  After the $300 million top-to-bottom restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol, we returned to check up on the accessibility of the campus. Our tour...

You Could Mistake Winona’s Merchants National Bank for a Cathedral

  Merchants National Bank in Winona, Minn., is one of state's architectural gems. Built in 1912, the bank is considered part of the Prairie School of...