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    PNS Daily News - December 1, 20150 

    Today’s news covers stories from around the world including: a historic global summit begins with a vow to halt climate change; new threats to clean water rules expected this week; and getting to zero – a look at progress and challenges on World AIDS Day.

Public News Service - North Dakota

North Dakotans are being urged to give wisely during Giving Tuesday.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Now that the excitement of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is winding down, the focus Tuesday will be on charitable causes. Giving Tuesday is a day when North Dakotans are asked to think about giving to strangers who are less fortunate. Annette Bauer, a spokeswoman for Salva...Read More

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Thousands of North Dakota retailers will be participating in Small Business Saturday this weekend.

FARGO, N.D. – Once the hype of Black Friday settles, thousands of locally owned shops, bookstores and restaurants will take the spotlight Saturday for Small Business Saturday. In North Dakota, the operators of smaller stores such as Zandbroz Variety say they benefit from the increased attenti...Read More

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Millions in federal dollars for North Dakota's public lands hang in the balance as Congress continues to debate the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Some of North Dakota's best public spots for hunting, fishing and hiking, including the Dakota Prairie Grasslands, could be at risk of losing about $22 million in federal support. That's because Congress continues to argue over the future of a massive public lands funding bi...Read More

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North Dakota's pallid sturgeon population is severely dwindling, according to a new report. Credit: Endangered Species Coalition

BISMARCK, N.D. - A dinosaur-era fish that lives in some North Dakota rivers is being listed as one of the top 10 "most isolated" species in the United States. According to the Endangered Species Coalition, these fish, animals and plants all share one thing in common: Their habitats are being fragm...Read More

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North Dakota health experts are using National Rural Health Day to spotlight the state's unique challenges. Credit: Grafixar/

BISMARCK, N.D. - Today is National Rural Health Day and for North Dakota's health-care providers it's a chance to put a spotlight on the state's unique challenges. About 40 percent of the state's population lives in rural areas. According to Brad Gibbens, deputy director of the Center for Rural H...Read More

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For the first time, produce farmers soon will have to comply with new federal food safety rules, and a sustainable ag advocate is mostly praising the move. Credit: KyleJones/

BISMARCK, N.D. - It took five years of debate, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finally has approved new food safety rules. Late last week, the FDA set the official standards for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the first major reform in more than 70 years. Sophia Kruszewski, pol...Read More

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A new large-scale study suggests more aggressive treatment for high blood pressure could save lives. Credit: Imelenchon/

BISMARCK, N.D. - For people 50 and older, the results of a new blood pressure study could be life changing and possibly life saving. According to the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial, or SPRINT, a more aggressive approach to managing high blood pressure was shown to lower the risk of deat...Read More

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Military veterans often are targeted by scammers, warns the Better Business Bureau. Credit:  Taliesin/

BISMARCK, N.D. - With the arrival of Veterans Day, consumer watchdogs are warning military veterans to be aware that they often can become the target of scammers. Con artists sometimes pose as someone from the Veterans Administration and try to get credit-card or bank information, according to the ...Read More

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