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PNS Daily Newscast - May 28, 2020 


A grim milestone as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 100,000; and 'housing justice' advocates fear folks who lost their jobs could lose their homes.

2020Talks - May 28, 2020 


Former VP Joe Biden condemns recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as yet another deadly encounter between police and an unarmed Black man. He did so before a virtual talk with PA Gov. Tom Wolf, ahead of next Tuesday's eight primaries.

Public News Service - MN: Environment

Spring Valley, WI – A series of regional summer seminars gets under way this week for farmers who want to be good land stewards while meeting the increasing consumer preference for organic foods. Eric Hatling with Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) says the training is des

Minneapolis, MN - Harvesting biomass - the shrubs, small trees and branches in a forest - can reduce fire prevention and management costs, offer work for loggers and provide "fuel" for renewable energy, according to new research performed in Minnesota. Don Arnosti, forest program director for the

Bloomington, MN – Could lower fuel prices be in the nation's future? Congress may be considering new legislation this week that would double domestic oil and gas production and lower fuel costs - all without stepping onto controversial land in Alaska. As Lois Norrgard with the Alaska Wilderne

St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Department of Health says it's OK to eat more fish than was previously recommended, even in waters contamination by mercury and PCBs. However, the assessment in the 2008 Fish Consumption Advisory is being questioned. Steve Morse, executive director of the Minnesot

Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota stands to gain from the development of more "green jobs." Joshua Low with the Blue Green Alliance says a new study by his organization, published today, calls for putting more public resources into areas that will reduce global warming and speed the transition to a

Minneapolis, MN – A new study by a Minnesota-based agricultural think tank finds the growing use of crops for fuel is having unexpected consequences. Ben Lilliston, with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, explains food production around the world is being expanded to meet the dema

St. Paul, MN – The long-delayed U.S. Farm Bill is finally "cropping up," with final votes expected in Congress this week. While no one likes everything about the $300 billion plan, most agriculture groups have decided they can live with it. Adam Warthesen with the Land Stewardship Project says

St. Paul, MN – Keep the invaders out! That's the order from a Minnesota district court judge to the state Pollution Control Agency about ballast water from ships coming into Lake Superior. The court told the state to start regulating discharges to prevent non-native species from reaching the T

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