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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

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Public News Service - MN: Education

A U.S. Supreme Court decision has resulted in telemarketing calls to Minnesota teachers, by a group encouraging them to drop their union membership. (e4e.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A telephone and email campaign in Minnesota and other Midwest states is aimed at teachers, encouraging them to drop out of their union. It's thought to be the result of a Supreme Court decision last month that struck down laws in many states, including Minnesota, that allow u

Funding in the Safe Routes to School proposal would affect nearly 100 schools and 24,000 students. (Pawpaw67/Flicker)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Wednesday is National Bike and Walk to School Day, but many Minnesota school children won't be participating because of safety issues. In 2015, about 12,000 children were injured and almost 200 killed while walking or biking, so children’s safety advocates say it's no

The MacPhail Center for Music's Online School Partnerships Program works with students in kindergarten through 12th grade. (Madhan R/Flickr)

MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis-based nonprofit is using remote learning to enrich rural and less well-funded school music programs. The MacPhail Center for Music's Online School Partnerships Program connects districts with singers and musicians who teach classes remotely. The center has partnered with

The University of Minnesota has been negotiating a contract with 1,500 members of Teamsters Local 320 since last spring. (Teamsters Local 320)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Labor negotiations between the University of Minnesota and 1,500 custodial and food service workers on all five campuses began nine months ago, and culminated with a final contract offer last week. Members of Teamsters Local 320 are voting now, with the tally to be announce

Clancy was a lab/hound mix trained to sniff out mercury in schools. (MPCA)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Hamline University gave its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award to Carol Hubbard, who has spent most of her career exposing mercury hazards for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. From 2001 to 2009, Hubbard worked with Clancy the mercury-sniffing dog. Their unique partnersh

A buffalo from the herd on tribal lands at Prairie Island will be harvested during the Minnesota Indian Education Conference, which runs through Friday. (USFWS/FlickR)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A buffalo will be killed, dressed and eaten the traditional way as part of the Minnesota Indian Education conference this week. On Thursday, students in grades 6-12 will help elders harvest the animal and serve meat to the conference attendees. It's one way organizers hope to ac

The new accessible playground at the Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley grade school, funded in part by GiveMN donors, features a wood-chip play surface and interactive equipment. (School District 2888)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – This Thursday is Give to the Max Day in Minnesota. It's the day more than 6,000 Minnesota nonprofit groups stand to gain millions of dollars in donations, thanks to the organization known as GiveMN.org. Its executive director, Jake Blumberg, says the GiveMN website makes

Only 13 percent of children walk or bike to school, compared with nearly 50 percent 50 years ago. (American Heart Association)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Many around the country celebrate National Bike or Walk to School Day today, including more than 200 schools in Minnesota. Research shows that a little exercise on the way to school could help kids and communities all year long. "Kids who have this opportunity to walk or bike to s

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