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PNS Daily Newscast - January 24, 2020 


The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continues; and KY lawmakers press ahead on requiring photo IDs for voters.

2020Talks - January 24, 2020 


Businessman Tom Steyer and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the two billionaires in the Democratic primary, have spent far more than the rest of the Democratic hopefuls combined. But Steyer also uses grassroots tactics. What do other candidates and voters think about the influence of money in elections?

Public News Service - MN: Education

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota schools may not be making the grade in the number of low-income children who participate in school breakfast, according to a new national report, and that means the state could lose millions in federal dollars. While the number of children eating school breakfast has increas

MINNEAPOLIS - As Americans celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., African-American leaders locally and nationally are calling for action to help the nation's black children. Two newly released reports commissioned by the Children's Defense Fund chronicle a growing crisis in the black c

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The teen birth rate in Minnesota has dropped, and it's part of a national trend. According to a report just released by the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the national teen birth rate dropped 6 percent, hitting a new historic low: 39.1 births per thousand teenagers in 2

MINNEAPOLIS - The transition to adulthood can be a bumpy road for young people, and family support is often a critical lifeline. But for foster kids who have aged out of the system, the transition is even harder, as many lack the skills needed to make the jump to adulthood. A recent study from the

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Late Friday, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) trustees announced a round of performance bonuses totaling nearly $416,000 to 33 top administrators, despite outcry from union workers and a warning from the state governor. Eliot Seide, executive director of the

MINNEAPOLIS - From sporting bib overalls and "I Dig My Farmer" shirts, to corn-shucking contests, to hosting lunch with a local farmer, schools across Minnesota are celebrating Farm to School Week. In addition to teaching children about where their food comes from, Farm to School initiatives play an

ST. PAUL, Minn. - September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and new federal standards being proposed this fall could make for healthier eating for more than 800,000 Minnesota school kids. Senator Al Franken confesses to indulging in the occasional bake sale purchase himself, but says he doesn'

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Several hundred thousand people are expected to head to the Minnesota State Fair today through the Labor Day weekend - and kids who stop by the Labor Pavilion will get their first chance to cast a ballot. Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson says the goal is to introduce young

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