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    PNS Daily News - October 7, 20160 

    Today’s news features a variety of issues including: the largest one-time release of prisoners announced by the Justice Department; new projects aim to stem catastrophic wildfires; and why kids around the globe are putting on their walking shoes today.

Public News Service - North Dakota

Walking to school or other regular physical activity by children can help improve their health and academic performance. Credit: anatols

BISMARCK, N.D. - Tens of thousands of students across Minnesota are taking a step in the right direction for their health on this International Walk to School Day. Among them are kids at Ed Clapp Elementary School in Fargo, where physical-education teacher Jake Maki hopes today will lead to more ki...Read More

Public News Service - ND

More than 200,000 breast cancer deaths have been averted over the past 25 years. Credit: Wavebreakmedia

BISMARCK, N.D. – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in North Dakota and nationwide, and it comes as the death rate from the disease continues to decline. Since 1990, the breast cancer death rate has dropped by more than a third in the U.S. Barbara Steiner, a nurse consultant with the...Read More

Public News Service - ND

The U.S. Forest Service is being sued for approving a large gravel mine adjacent to Theodore Roosevelt National Park's Elkhorn Ranch. Credit: Eric Foltz.

BISMARCK, N.D. – The U.S. Forest Service faces a federal lawsuit for its approval of a large, new gravel pit on the outskirts of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The suit comes from the National Parks Conservation Association, represented by the Environmental Law and Policy Center. Staff ...Read More

Public News Service - ND

The rusty patched bumble bee used to be common in parts of the state, but has seen its population plummet in recent years. Credit: Rich Hatfield/The Xerces Society

BISMARCK, N.D. - Protections could be on the way for a bumblebee that used to be commonly found in parts of North Dakota and across the Upper Midwest but is now threatened with extinction. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has just begun a year-long review to determine if an Endangered Species Ac...Read More

Public News Service - ND

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Credit: Imagesbybarbara

BISMARCK, N.D. – Fall officially arrives on Wednesday and with it, Falls Prevention Awareness Day, calling attention to the frequency and seriousness of falls among older people, and ways to prevent them. It's estimated that one in three people over age 65 takes a major, unexpected tumble at...Read More

Public News Service - ND

Another outbreak of avian influenza could hit this fall, after nearly 50 million birds were lost with the spring eruption of the disease. Credit: jarun011.

BISMARCK, N.D. – As the poultry industry in North Dakota and across the Midwest works to rebound from the spring outbreak of avian influenza, there are predictions that another round of the disease will hit this fall. Dale Wiehoff, director of communications for the Institute for Agriculture...Read More

Public News Service - ND

More than one-in-four students have consumed more than just a few sips of alcohol by the time they reach eighth grade. Credit: 1001slide.

BISMARCK, N.D. – With alcohol being the substance most frequently abused by children and adolescents in the U.S., parents are being urged to talk to their children about the dangers before they take their first sips. According to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, childre...Read More

Public News Service - ND

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: Creativestock.

BISMARCK, N.D. – The number of children who are overweight or obese in North Dakota 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. Americ...Read More

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