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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


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Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - MN: Education

St. Paul, MN – Stay in school! That's the goal of legislation being introduced today, to raise the age at which a Minnesota teen can drop out of high school from 16 to 18. Senate sponsor Chuck Wiger believes a solid education is the key to success in life. Students drop out for various reason

St. Paul, MN – A new study finds Minnesota isn't making good enough use of the national School Breakfast Program, even though starting the day off with a good, healthy breakfast helps kids learn. Colleen Moriarty, executive director of Hunger Solutions Minnesota, says the breakfast program wor

St. Paul, MN – It's a disturbing trend, according to teen advocates. New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the teen birth rate is rising, for the first time since 1991. Minnesota teen advocate Brigid Riley, with the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy

St. Paul, MN – Are Minnesota hospital patients getting the best care available? Maybe not, according to a report to be released today. Carrie Mortrud with the Minnesota Nurses Associationsays it finds many healthcare facilities may not have enough qualified staff to meet patients' needs. "We

Minneapolis, MN – A new report finds programs that focus solely on abstinence aren't working, even though they're getting the lion's share of federal funding for sex education in schools. Lorie Alveshure, policy director for the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Par

Duluth, MN – Governor Pawlenty has designated today "Financial Freedom Day" in Minnesota, to encourage people to watch their spending, and to help those in debt get out. Financial counselor Jody Anderson says the key is to have a financial plan, and stick to it -- which means not spending more

St. Paul, MN – Picket lines are up this morning outside five University of Minnesota campuses after clerical, technical, and health workers went on strike Wednesday morning over a wage dispute. Eliot Seide with AFSCME Council 5, the union that represents the workers, says it's about keeping up

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