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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

Gene’s American Dream: Poverty & Perseverance

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...

Northern Minnesota Combats Sex Trafficking

  Reports of human trafficking to a national helpline in the U.S. jumped 13-percent last year, a spike that's also alarming authorities in Minnesota. Most...

Meet Jim Hagedorn and Dean Phillips, Two of Minnesota’s New Members...

  The 2018 midterm election created a lot of change in Minnesota's congressional delegation. Five of the eight members heading to Washington, D. C. will...

An Essay On A Tricky Maneuver of Motherhood

  Kate Gibson is the mother of an infant. Which requires certain physical skills not often called out and appreciated. Especially when the sleeping little...

So Minnesota has a budget surplus. Now what?

  Lawmakers will come into the 2019 Legislative Session with a projected budget surplus of $1.5 billion. Gov. Mark Dayton (DFL-MN) entered office in 2010...

Holiday Cookie Contest

  Lee Svitak Dean and Rick Nelson, authors of The Great Minnesota Cookie Book, stopped by to share some of their favorite cookie recipes of...

Tales – and a Little Advice – from a Former Almanac...

  Almanac has had the good fortune to work with many talented media interns over the decades, and many of them have gone on to...

Capitol Art Controversy Continues

  Despite the completion of the Minnesota State Capitol's restoration, the debate over the art is far from over. The incoming Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan...

Legislature Reform Thyself

  There's new leadership at the Minnesota State Capitol, from the executive branch to the House that switched control from Republicans to Democrats. Besides a...

Minnesotans in the New Congress

  Five of Minnesota's eight members of Congress will be new to the job when they report for duty in Washington in January. We talked...