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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

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...

A Demand for Trump Gear in Rural Minnesota

  Story published: October 22, 2020 Partisan politics is good for business. That is, if you're Gary McNeal. The Floridian is a self-styled "street peddlar" who...

Legislators Finally Pass a $2 Billion Bonding Bill

  Story published: October 19, 2020 For months, even years, lawmakers have toured the state to hear community concerns before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. More than $5 billion...

COVID-19 hits the Midwest hard. Now what?

  Story published: October 13, 2020 Governor Tim Walz convened a discussion with COVID-19 survivors and healthcare professionals to try to humanize the numbers behind the unprecedented pandemic. State health...

Trump returns to Minnesota. Does that mean the politics of the...

  Story published: October 5, 2020 President Donald Trump tested positive for the coronavirus the day after visiting Minnesota, where he met with Republican legislative leaders and...

A Former Minnesota Judge Remembers Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  As Washington, D.C., and the world mourn the passing of the second woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, people everywhere are remembering...

Why Are Newsrooms Struggling with Sexual Misconduct in a Post-#MeToo World?

  Almanac's Kaomi Goetz talked with Doris Truong, the diversity and training director at Poynter, to discuss recent allegations of sexual misconduct in newsrooms, and...

Why This Muslim Doctor Is Taking A Break from Rural America

  Just two years ago, Dr. Ayaz Virji, an acclaimed bariatric specialist, made headlines from his home in rural Minnesota. The chief doctor at the local...

Trump & Biden Make History By Visiting Minnesota on the Same...

  Story published: September 21, 2020 It hasn't happened before: Both presidential candidates visited the state on the same day. Republican President Donald Trump and former...

Minnesota – and the Rest of the Nation – Faces an...

  Story published: September 15, 2020 A historic number of people is expected to vote by mail this November 2020, yet a top election official says...