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

Explore a Racial Awakening in a Small Minnesota Town

  Randy Hoffman farms in the same southeastern region of Minnesota that his Swiss great-grandparents farmed after they arrived in America. This summer, he participated...

Minnesota’s Budget Outlook Improves by Billions

  With the state's budget forecast improved by billions of dollars, the Minnesota Department of Management and Budget is now predicting a surplus as concerns...

A Black Lives Matter Demonstration Faced Opposition in Pine Island

  Story published: December 8, 2020 Brian and Sharita Flick walked to the corner in Pine Island, Minn., where a Black Lives Matter demonstration took place...

Winter Is Prime Time For Bald Eagle Watching

  One Greater Minnesota reporter Kaomi Goetz traveled to the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minn., to find out some surprising facts about the bald...

A Historic Change Comes to the Minnesota State Senate

  Story published: November 17, 2020 It’s the 6th special session since the state of emergency started in Minnesota during the COVID pandemic - and this one...

Minnesota Remains the Nation’s Only Divided State Legislature

  Story published: November 10, 2020 Democrats in Minnesota won both statewide races for president and US Senate, which gave DFLers hope. Gov. Tim Walz (DFL-MN) said the...

An Election Battle Is Underway in Minnesota’s Suburbs and Rural Areas

  Days before the 2020 election, more than a million votes had already been cast in Minnesota, and in-person early voting saw brisk turnout. That's...

Why Some Minnesotans Fear the Future of the ACA

  Story published: November 2, 2020 Kelly Leibold lives in an $800-a-month apartment over the Old Pine Theater in Pine Island, Minnesota. It's more affordable than...

Can 3rd party politics gain ground again in Minnesota?

  Former child actor Brock Pierce, an Independent candidate for US president, recently got some third-party pointers from a person who won the race as...

What will happen in the toss-up race in MN’s District 7?

  Congressman Collin Peterson (DFL) angles his single engine Beechcraft Bonanza plane looking for ducks. It's a common Friday routine, as he flies himself home...