Home Almanac
Taxonomy Header ImageTaxonomy Header Image
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

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

A police reform bill was signed into law. What’s in it?

  Story published: July 28, 2020 Gov. Tim Walz signed a police reform package into law on July 23, 2020. Following the police killing of George...

Police Reform Passes the Second Special Legislative Session

  Story published: July 21, 2020 Months after the killing of George Floyd, the Minnesota Legislature passed police reforms through the only politically-divided legislature in the...

Residents, Landlords and Advocates Wrestle with COVID-19 Eviction Orders

Janet Kitui is stressed out. As a state employee and a mother of three, Kitui has worked hard to afford the chance to call...

Police Reform Is a Focus in a Second Special Legislative Session

  Story published: July 13,2020 Heading into another special session of the Minnesota Legislature, Senate Republicans focused on Capitol security, including the toppling of the Christopher...

Want to survive in the dairy farm business? Try robots.

  Story published: July 7, 2020 David Berning looks over his 480 milking cows at the family farm, Green Waves Farm. A fourth-generation dairy farmer at...
Vacant Property in the Payne-Phalen Neighborhood next to resident Patricia Letourneau

Why do Saint Paul’s neighborhoods of color have a disproportionate number...

Story published: July 2,2020 The vacant building next to Patricia Letourneau's home has become an eyesore. People lived in the building when it caught fire...

Duluth Is Still Trying to Heal 100 Years After Lynchings

  On June 15, 1920, the lynchings of three Black men - Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie - would stain Duluth, Minn., for...

For Minnesotans of Color, a New Food Desert Underscores Disparities

Story published: June 24, 2020   A couple of times a week, hundreds of people wait in line outside of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on...

To protest or not to protest during a pandemic?

  In the aftermath of George Floyd's police killing, I was curious about how my peers were reconciling their desire to protest racial injustice with...

Two Police Arrest Videos Impact the Lives of Two People from...

Story published: June 18, 2020 The three-minute video left little dispute over what happened. A then 20-year-old Taylor Kueng, who identifies as gender non-binary (they/them/theirs), filmed...