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    PNS Daily Newscast - Tuesday May 31st, 20160 


    Topping the news today: North Korea apparently tried to launch another missile but failed, The head of the Cincinnati Zoo is standing by the decision to shoot and kill a gorilla, and one state is making an attempt to get healthy food to low income residents.

Public News Service - North Dakota

A new survey says a majority of retirement-age Americans are worried they won't have enough money for their golden years, but they also aren't saving enough. (Pixabay)

BISMARCK, N.D. - Most American workers don't feel they have enough money for a comfortable retirement, according to a new survey. In the latest Country Financial Security Index, about 80 percent of Americans have some fears about what their retirement years will look like. Among the top concern...Read More

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month and health experts urge North Dakotans to assess their risks and in particular, watch their blood pressure. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and North Dakota health experts are urging people to be aware of the warning signs, and to take preventive measures. Having a stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S., but researchers say it's oftentimes more disabling th...Read More

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As North Dakota voters prepare to weigh in on the state's corporate-farming law, family-farm advocates hold public discussions in four towns this week. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - Starting today, family-farm advocates host a series of talks about the state's anti-corporate-farming bill. North Dakota is one of only a handful of states that doesn't allow corporate farming. But on June 14, voters will decide whether to reverse that with Senate Bill 2351, to al...Read More

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North Dakota needs more volunteers to help with Emergency Medical Services teams, particularly in rural areas. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – It's Emergency Medical Services Week in North Dakota, and state officials are using it to call attention to the importance of the state's emergency responders – and the fact that there aren't enough of them. Many emergency services, especially in rural parts of the sta...Read More

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As part of a nationwide annual food drive, this weekend North Dakota's postal workers will be pulling double duty as they help pick up and deliver food donations. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - As one in 12 North Dakotans continues to struggle with hunger, this weekend the state's letter carriers will be working to help. Saturday marks the 24th annual Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The U.S. Postal Service is asking residents to set bags of non-perishable...Read More

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According to a new CDC analysis, millions of children ages 2 to 5 are being treated for hyperactivity through medications in lieu of behavior therapy. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a new report is urging parents of preschoolers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to try behavior therapy first before trying drugs. The CDC also is asking insurance companies to cover the cost of trea...Read More

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State health experts have launched a new campaign aimed at curbing the growing number of heroin and prescription opioid-related overdose deaths in North Dakota. (iStockphoto)

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Health experts host a community meeting today in Grand Forks to talk about the growing problems of prescription drug and heroin abuse in North Dakota. The meeting is part of the state Department of Human Services' newly-launched "Stop Overdose" campaign. According to the Cent...Read More

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According to new research, the families of incarcerated youths are helping bring changes to the juvenile justice system. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Families in North Dakota and across the nation will be feeling the pain of separation this Mother's Day weekend because of incarceration, a new report suggests. The good news in the "Mothers at the Gate" report from the Institute for Policy Studies may be that, in many states, fam...Read More

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