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PNS Daily News - November 22, 2019 


President Trump signs a spending bill to avert a government shutdown; it's deadline day for cities to opt out of a federal opioid settlement; and a new report says unsafe toys still are in stores.

2020Talks - November 22, 2019 


Affordable housing legislation was introduced in Congress yesterday, following the first debate questions about housing. Plus, Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu was indicted for fraud, bribery, and breach of trust, just days after the Trump administration’s policy greenlighting Israeli settlement of the West Bank. And finally, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues his slow and steady potential entry into the race.

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Public News Service - MN: Education

Under the Farm to School program children learn early about good nutrition. (iatp.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A coalition of public health groups, farmers' organizations, school nutrition advocates and businesses has launched a campaign to pass a statewide Farm to School bill in Minnesota. The legislation (HF 2049 and SF 1657) would reimburse schools for their farm to school progra

President Donald Trump says a

ST. PAUL, Minn. – President Donald Trump's call to increase military spending by $54 billion likely means cuts will be made to some politically-sensitive programs, from education and the environment, to science and fighting poverty. Trump first announced his plans Monday to the National Govern

Walking or biking to school each day can help children fight obesity, but fewer than 13 percent of Minnesota kids do. (walkmn.org)

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Minnesota winters can be brutal, and it's sometimes hard to get people motivated to get outside, but it's important to make sure folks keep moving, even when it's cold out. That's the idea behind "Winter Walk and Bike to School Day." In 1969, about half the state's childre

When rural schools in Minnesota pass tax levies, farmers say they're the ones who pay the lion's share of the bill. They're asking for help from the Legislature.  (health.state.mn.us)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Farmers in Minnesota are keeping their eyes on the State Capitol, hoping this is the year they, and rural schools, get some assistance from lawmakers. Last session, the Legislature approved a 40 percent tax credit for agriculture landowners, but Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the

Letting children touch, feel and taste locally grown foods is part of National Farm to School Month observations in October. (Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy)

MINNEAPOLIS – Getting locally grown fruits and vegetables into the hands, and eventually the diets of young Minnesota children is a year-round endeavor, and is being highlighted this month during National Farm to School Month. Katie Costello, a Farm to Institution Program assistant with the

Wednesday is Walk to School Day across Minnesota. The idea is to keep kids moving, so they can stay healthy. (il.gov)

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. – Wednesday is Walk to School Day, and more than 200 schools and thousands of kids across Minnesota are participating. The state and the nation have obesity problems, and Tara Besch, a health educator for Koochiching County, said the annual event is a great way to en

Minnesota's new voluntary free pre-K is being called a step in the right direction, but perhaps not enough to help rural and lower-income working families. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Gov. Mark Dayton's move this week to provide free pre-kindergarten for thousands of four-year-olds is being called a good step by child-care proponents, who also say the state needs to do a lot more. Minnesota lawmakers okayed about $25 million to fund free pre-K, for about 3,300

Minnesota child care experts are hoping a new early education scholarship program could help with the high turnover rate for staff in the industry. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Accessing high-quality child care in Minnesota is difficult for many working families, and it's an industry that struggles with frequent staffing shortages. But a new scholarship program aims to help. New college scholarship and education programs have been announced for early c

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