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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 


A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.


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Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Public News Service - MN: Education

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Supporters of a union for graduate assistants at the University of Minnesota (U of M) are ramping up their efforts with a town hall meeting today on campus. Grad assistant Sara Nelson says unionizing will allow them to negotiate the terms and conditions of their employment on eq

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A man bicycling across the nation for the American Heart Association, is trying to get more children more active. He arrives in Minnesota today. Chris Figureida is speaking at schools along the way. He says one simple way for kids to start is by walking or biking to school and ba

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The union which represents one-third of the 10,000 employees in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system says this is no time for lavish bonuses for top executives. Eliot Seide, executive director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFS

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Gov. Dayton has declared September "Farm to School Month" in Minnesota. The Farm to School initiative is a program of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). JoAnne Berkenkamp, AITP program director for local foods, says one goal is to link schools with farmers to

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Giving students the basic details will not make them more likely to engage in sexual activity, supporters of sex education in Minnesota say. In fact, the opposite is true, according to Brigid Riley, executive director of Teenwise Minnesota. "What we know from some really well-done

ST. PAUL, Minn. - When most people hear the words "Title IX," they think of the requirement for equality of the sexes in school sports, but the law has other implications, as well. Brigid Riley, executive director of Teenwise Minnesota, says because of Title IX, schools must provide the same educati

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Working parents across Minnesota may now be scrambling to arrange for after-school care for their kids. For many parents, that process can be daunting. According to Karen Fogolin, associate director of the Minnesota Childcare Resource and Referral Network, they'll want to conside

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota parents are being offered a lesson in back-to-school shopping as they head to the malls to get their children ready for class. The group Healthy Legacy is warning that some school supplies contain harmful chemicals which can affect a child's learning ability and health.

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