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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


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Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - MN: Environment

St. Paul, MN – Both sides of a proposed clean water constitutional amendment on Tuesday's ballot are calling themselves "cautiously optimistic" about their prospects for victory. The "Clean Water and Legacy Amendment" would raise the state sales tax three-eights of a percent, calculated to bri

St. Paul, MN – There's no doubt about it - Minnesota is warming up. An analysis of government weather data shows recent temperatures have been well above historical averages in five cities across the state, and it ties this phenomenon to global warming. The report also recommends that the next

St. Paul, MN – A proposed northern Minnesota sulfide mine is raising major concerns. Mary Marrow with the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy says it would use techniques new to the state that have a bad reputation. "They have a high probability of emitting sulfuric acid as a runoff.

Montevideo, MN – Several environmental groups are asking the Minnesota Attorney General to launch an investigation into what they call a violation of their state's water rights. Patrick Moore with CURE (Clean Up the River Environment) says South Dakota has approved a power company's request

St. Paul, MN – Conservation groups from Minnesota and the eight other Mississippi River states are officially asking the federal government to limit the pollution that's being allowed to flow downstream into the Gulf of Mexico. They've petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),

St. Paul, MN - Preserving the nation's wilderness has a high national priority among likely voters, according to a new poll by Zogby International, which shows nine out of ten of those surveyed favor protecting and preserving public lands. Paul Aasen with the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advo

St. Paul, MN – At least one state lawmaker is calling a new report on Minnesota waterways a "loud wake-up call" for action. Minnesota's Pollution Control Agency has released an updated inventory of "polluted" lakes and rivers, and the list has grown by 300, to a total of more than 800. Senator

Minneapolis, MN – A group of scientists and advocates just back from a trip to Minnesota's Boundary Waters does not like what it saw. Christopher Cox with the Pew Memorial Trust says evidence of climate change is everywhere. "The first major thing that we noticed was areas where there were sm

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