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It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - MN: Education

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota has a reputation as a national leader for positive policy changes. However, in the area of physical activity for kids, the state ranks near the bottom. While the number of obese children in Minnesota has hit a plateau, doctors say it's still too high. Dr. Howell Wechsle

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota is one of just three states in the entire country that don't have statewide physical education standards in schools; such standards currently are up to local districts. University of Minnesota professor Dr. Marti Kubik says many kids aren't getting the physical activity they

ST. PAUL, Minn. - St. Paul Public Schools have attracted so much recent attention that Kathleen Merrigan, U.S. Department of Agriculture deputy secretary, says she's "going back to school," touring the public school commissary to learn how the district is implementing a successful farm-to-school pro

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota is making top grades when it comes to improving after-school programs. A new study says the state is one of only a few to show a dramatic reduction in the percentage of children taking care of themselves after school. Brian Siverson-Hall with the Minnesota Association f

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota used to have the fourth lowest rate in the nation for numbers of babies born to girls ages 15 to 19, but that has jumped to tenth in recent years. The rising teen pregnancy trend makes "Let's Talk Month" more significant than ever. In proclamations by the state, as well a

ST. PAUL, Minn. - New census numbers show poverty in Minnesota didn't increase dramatically, but that doesn't mean food shelves are seeing less traffic; in fact, just the opposite. Food pantries are reporting that people who never imagined they would need assistance are now counting on help. Acco

Minneapolis, MN – The American Heart Association wants a million people to learn how to save a life this week. The Association has designated this "National CPR Week," and Minnesota spokesman David Adriansen, who is training coordinator at the Minneapolis VA center, says we need more people tr

St. Paul, MN – Minnesota's faith community is calling the just-ended legislative session a "disappointment." DFL leaders and Republican Gov. Pawlenty could not agree on how to close the state's $4.6 billion budget deficit. Brian Rusche with the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition says the br

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