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    PNS Daily News - September 2, 20150 


    Among the stories on our nationwide rundown; a manhunt underway for three suspected cop killers in Chicago; the fatal shooting of a San Antonio man prompts a call for body cameras; a settlement should end indefinite solitary confinement in California; and some tips on keeping back to school kids healthy.

Public News Service - Minnesota

An initiative aimed at low-income students plans to help them gain job skills and a living wage after high school graduation. Credit: idealistock.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - For more than a fourth of Minnesota high school seniors, this will be their last year of formal schooling, and new efforts in parts of the state aim to ensure that those entering the workforce upon graduation will be ready. Tanya Paley, director of strategic operations for the Uni...Read More

Public News Service - MN

The Life is Why Family Health Challenge encourages families to eat healthier and get more regular physical activity over the next four weeks and into the future. Credit: monkeybusinessimages.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The number of children who are overweight or obese in Minnesota has been swelling for decades, but a month-long event starting Tuesday aims to gain some traction in reversing that trend. The Life is Why Family Health Challenge is broken down into four themed weeks. American...Read More

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HealthEast security officer Kyle McGinn and his co-workers want the hospital chain to boost security staffing. Credit: AFSCME Council 5.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Security officers at the HealthEast hospital chain say short staffing levels are putting everyone there at risk. Kyle McGinn, who works at Bethesda Hospital in St Paul, said there have been more than 30 violent assaults at that HealthEast facility in the last year - many from pati...Read More

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The State Fair begins today with classics like the giant slide, along with new offerings like the Minnesota Department of Health's newborn screening booth. Credit: Lynn B/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Great Minnesota Get-Together opens today and this year's run will include plenty of new offerings, including a booth focused on making sure babies in the state are getting off to a healthy start. For the first time, the Minnesota Department of Health's Newborn Screening Progr...Read More

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New research shows schools in the state are falling short of the honor roll when it comes to protecting children with asthma or allergies. Credit: Louis-Paul St-Onge.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – New research finds that Minnesota schools are not making the grade when it comes to providing a healthy and safe learning environment for those children with asthma or allergies. A study from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America looked at 23 core policy standards an...Read More

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People across Minnesota are encouraged to try to bring more joy into their lives during Happiness Happens Month. Credit: vgajic.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Looking at the brighter side is not always easy when things get you down, but Minnesotans and other folks around the country are being challenged this month to find ways to incorporate more happiness into their lives. August is Happiness Happens Month, established by the Secret Soc...Read More

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There are calls for more education for those taking care of Minnesota's youngest children. Credit: skynesher.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As children across Minnesota prepare to head back to school, also heading back to class this fall will be some of those who play a critical role in educating the state's youngest kids. With the importance of quality early childhood education for future success, said Valerie Peters...Read More

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More than 200 districts in the state take part in Farm to School programs. Credit: Steve Debenport.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - School children across Minnesota will be returning to class in just a few weeks, and once again this year they'll find more local foods when going through the lunch line. Erin McKee VanSlooten, a senior program associate with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, says ev...Read More

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