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    PNS Daily News- February 12, 20160 


    Here's what we're following: the Clean Power Plan is being put on hold for now but wildlife advocates say that's no reason for states to stop making changes, more people are being exonerated in the United States and Albert Einstein made a prediction over a century ago, and he was right.

Philanthropy

Taxpayers can help protect non-game species, including Minnesota's state bird, the common loon, by making a donation on their state income-tax forms. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As many of us are preparing our income taxes, one state agency is reminding Minnesotans there's an easy way to help protect wildlife at tax time. All it takes is checking the box on the state tax form to donate to the Nongame Wildlife Program, part of the Minnesota Department of ...Read More

Dozens of Minnesota parents are graduating from a cradle-to-college program aimed at curbing generational poverty. (NAZ)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Dozens of Minnesota parents will be honored this weekend by one of the state's most ambitious antipoverty community organizations. The Northside Achievement Zone in Minneapolis is hosting its Family Academy graduation ceremony on Saturday at Patrick Henry High School. Sondra Samue ...Read More

Ahead of the 51st anniversary of the voting rights marches in Selma, Ala., an interfaith group is celebrating the works of the "Sisters of Selma" in Minneapolis. (iStockphoto)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Now that we're in the final weeks of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights marches in Selma, Alabama, a group of Minnesota interfaith leaders is celebrating the public justice works of a Midwest nun who was there. The Joint Religious Legislative Coalition is hosting a viewi ...Read More

In 2015, there were more than four million visits to Yellowstone National Park, making it the biggest year on record for the iconic park. (Steppinstars/Pixabay)

JACKSON, Wy. - Yellowstone National Park hosted a record number of visits last year and 2016 is set to be even busier. Thanks to low gas prices and Wyoming's marketing efforts, the park saw more than 4 million visits in 2015, up over 16 percent from the previous year. Yellowstone Superintendent Da ...Read More

Several South Dakota mentoring services are looking for volunteers. (iStockphoto)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Today, the nation is focused on the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday as a national day of service. And with January being National Mentoring Month, some mentoring services in South Dakota say they are in need of help. Groups such as Big Brothers Big Sisters say th ...Read More

Minnesota dentists are offering free dental care for lower-income or uninsured children the first weekend in February. (Minnesota Dental Association)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Thousands of Minnesota dentists plan to donate their time at a special event next month. But they are asking for help in finding children who need free dental care. In all, they're looking to help up to 5,000 children, 18 years or younger. Dr. Teresa Fong with Metropolita ...Read More

Children are among those most affected by the humanitarian crisis in Syria. (Elsa Alaswad)

LANSING, Mich. – The Syrian conflict is a monumental humanitarian crises with decades of social and human development lost since it began in 2011. A Michigan social worker is spearheading a plan to rebuild the country. Social workers are the backbone of civil society, says Marijo Upshaw of ...Read More

Immigrant-owned businesses are helping revive some Ohio neighborhoods. (Kailey Sherrick)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - At a time of controversy for refugees in the U.S., a story of acceptance in an Ohio community is coming to light. The narrative of Bhutanese grocer Naresh Subba is featured in Belt Magazine. He arrived on a student visa in 2002 and four years later, helped his family, friends and ...Read More

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