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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

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Depression. Let’s talk about it.

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Minnesota’s Waters Are in Trouble

  A new report from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency states that more than HALF the lakes and streams in Minnesota are impaired. Miranda Nichols...

Andrew Volstead Was More Than the Architect of Prohibition

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Minneapolis and Saint Paul Announce Riverfront Redevelopment Projects

  Sources of energy and transportation, rivers proved attractive to myriad burgeoning industries for generations. But as our economy changed, so, too, has industry and...

Rethinking Prison: Incarceration Stories in Minnesota

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Rural Minnesota Newspapers Face an Uncertain Future

  Employees at The Dodge County Independent were so concerned about the future of the small-town newspaper last April that they decided to take their...