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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

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...

St. Peter May Consider an Anti-Racism Resolution

Story published: February 22, 2021 Several new city leaders in St. Peter, Minn., appear ready to discuss the possibility of making a statement against racism,...

A Tribute to Dr. Robert Lewis, Minnesota’s First Black Senator

  The first Black Senator in the State of Minnesota, Dr. Robert Lewis, hailed from the suburb of St. Louis Park. Sen. Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-Minneapolis)...

What Did This Duluth Brewery Learn From The Pandemic?

  Story published: January 29, 2021 Benjamin Hugus, owner of Ursa Minor Brewing in Duluth, Minn., said he's had to reinvent his brewery from a business...

A New 30-Mile Ice Road To The Northwest Angle

Visitors headed to one of the dozen fishing resorts in the Northwest Angle will soon be able to drive there - but over the...

One School District Has Had In-Person Classes All School Year

  Story reflects data current as of Friday, December 18, 2020. Kittson Central School District in Hallock, Minn., has opened its doors to more than 200...

Deck the Halls with Bright, Shiny Aluminum Objects

On December 19, 1965, my grandmother Margaret Killian Marin scribbled a short entry in her diary. It stated that her husband, Ernie, had put...

Minnesota Lawmakers Agree on Pandemic Business Relief

  As lawmakers head into the 7th special session to continue the COVID-19 state of emergency, they've reached a deal to provide relief to businesses...