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    PNS Daily News - August 4, 20150 


    Among the issues on our nationwide rundown; reaction to the Obama administration’s clean energy plan; a church pastor in New Mexico pledges Sunday’s bombings won’t stop his church’s mission; and a controversy brewing over guns in parks in Tennessee.

Public News Service - Minnesota

PHOTO: While many are out and about across the state having fun in the sun, summertime isn't all sunshine for all Minnesotans. A small percentage of the population is impacted by summertime Seasonal Affective Disorder. Symptoms can include insomnia, reduced appetite and weight loss. Photo credit: Fotostorm.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – While much is made of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and its impact on people over the state's long winters, a number of people also experience the problem in the summer. Experts say the long days of heat and humidity can trigger the condition in someone prone to the dis...Read More

Public News Service - MN

PHOTO: For many Minnesotans, Medicare and Medicaid are a lifeline when it comes to health care. The two public programs today are celebrating their 50th anniversary. More than one million people statewide rely on Medicaid for their health care and another 800,000 who are covered under Medicare. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - It's a celebration today nationwide as Medicaid turns 50 years old, and in Minnesota it's positive impact on health has never been greater. With the Medicaid expansion allowed under the Affordable Care Act, the number of people enrolled in Medical Assistance and Minnesota Care gr...Read More

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PHOTO: Lions should be hunted no more, says the Animal Rights Coalition. The Twin Cities-based ARC wants an end to big-game hunts after the killing of a lion in Africa by a Minnesota big-game hunter. Photo credit: Matt MacGillivray/Flickr.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Protests are planned today at the office of a Minnesota dentist who has come under fire for hunting down a lion in Zimbabwe. Walter Palmer, 55, of Eden Prairie reportedly spent $50,000 for the big-game hunt, where he killed a lion July 1 after it allegedly had been lured out o...Read More

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PHOTO: With the average age of a Minnesota farmer continuing to grow, so is the number of people getting a fresh start in the agriculture industry as the demand for local foods increases. Nearly one-in-five farms in Minnesota is now operated by a beginning farmer, meaning a decade or less under their belts. Photo credit: Xavier Arnau.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – With a growing number of Minnesotans seeking fresh and locally produced foods, the landscape of the state's agriculture industry is also changing with a bounty of new faces. The most recent Census of Agriculture shows that 17 percent of all principal operators in Minnesota ...Read More

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PHOTO: Some 300 of the state's food shelves are getting a share of more than $500,000 today to help with the summer crunch. The money was collected by Minnesota FoodShare during its March Campaign, which in total this year collected almost $8 million, along with nearly 4.7 million pounds of food. Photo credit: RonTech2000.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Around 300 food shelves across the state are getting an infusion of cash donations today, coming at a time when help is needed most. The food shelves will be sharing in more than $500,000 brought in by Minnesota FoodShare as part of the nearly $8 million and 4.7 million pounds of ...Read More

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PHOTO: While battles over the Clean Water Act are brewing in Congress and the courts, a new poll finds the latest protections are supported by a majority of anglers and hunters in Minnesota and nationwide. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – When it comes to protecting smaller streams and wetlands in Minnesota, among those casting wide support for the latest rule on what's covered under the Clean Water Act are those who fish and hunt. According to a new poll commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation, 82 ...Read More

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PHOTO: The path to success is becoming clearer for Minnesota's kids, as the state ranks number one in childhood well-being in the latest Kids Count report from the Annie. E. Casey Foundation. Minnesota was ranked fifth last year. This is the state's first number one ranking since 2007. Photo credit: PixDeluxe.

MINNEAPOLIS – After nearly a decade out of the top spot, Minnesota is once again the best in the nation when it comes to the overall well-being of children. The latest Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation has the state ranked number one, based on 16 indicators including econom...Read More

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PHOTO: If you've spent much of this year trying to pay down your credit card debt, you're not alone. According to a recent report, Americans paid off $35 billion in credit card debt in the first quarter of this year. Photo credit: David Pereiras Villagrá.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – It's looking to be a better year financially for those in Minnesota and across the country as a recent analysis shows that Americans are making progress in paying down their credit card debt. According to the study by CardHub – a card comparison website – almost...Read More

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