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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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Skyway Art in St. Paul

A photo project featuring Minnesota immigrants is now on display in the St. Paul skyway.    
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Housing Homeless Veterans: Anoka Asylum

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Eagle’s Healing Nest Veterans Housing

Mary Lahammer heads to Sauk Centre to see an innovative veterans housing program at the former state school for girls where people were once...
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Editorial Cartoons | Steve Sack

Star Tribune Editorial Cartoonist Steve Sack shared his first and only book with us.
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Anoka Housing for Vets

Mary Lahammer learns about creative plans in Anoka to create housing for veterans in the former state insane asylum once considered haunted. In a...
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The Quadriga’s Return Atop the State Capitol

Mary Lahammer covers the restoration of the Quadriga, the famous crown jewel of the Minnesota State Capitol. The huge, irreplaceable golden horses statue created...
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Puppet Convention

David Gillette went to a puppet convention.
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Jay Gustafson’s Big Summer of Canoeing

Jay Gustafson has a plan to paddle all of our state’s major waterways this year.
Sharon Stiteler and David Gillette on the set of Almanac

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David Gillette talked with Dakota scholar Joe Bendickson about the Dakota words around us.