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PNS Daily Newscast - June 2, 2020 


President Trump berates governors as 'weak' amid growing racial unrest; an interfaith group sees a link between protests and climate change.

2020Talks - June 2, 2020 


Eight states plus Washington DC have primaries today, even as cities determine how to move forward in the wake of massive protests nationwide; President Trump says he'll deploy active US troops to quell them.

Public News Service - MN: Environment

Minneapolis, MN – There will be "clean" elections this year, at least when it comes to energy issues. The “Power2Change Campaign” being launched today in Minnesota and eight other states calls on candidates to make a commitment to support clean, renewable energy, and to cut back on

Canton/Minneapolis, MN - Congressional negotiators are close to an agreement on spending levels for a new farm bill, and conservationists say they're pleased about a tentative deal to increase funding for a program that encourages farmers to protect the soil and water. Loni Kemp with the Minnesota P

Ann Arbor, MI - The 2008 shipping season gets underway today on Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes, attracting ships from around the world. Andy Buchsbaum with the National Wildlife Federation's Great Lakes office says it's a milestone, in more ways than one. "Today marks not only the opening

Pittsburgh, PA – Economic growth and good, clean jobs -- those are the goals of a nationwide conference underway today in Pittsburgh. It's sponsored by the Blue-Green Alliance, a coalition of labor and environmental groups. A number of Minnesotans are among the hundreds of people taking part,

Washington, DC – The communities in the Great Lakes region are sinking, under the weight of the financial burden of protecting the lakes water, ecosystems and infrastructure. David Ullrich, executive director of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, believes the financial burden

St. Paul, MN – State lawmakers will hold a hearing today to consider bids by two Canadian companies to mine for precious metals in Minnesota, and the request for permits is drawing opposition. Clyde Hanson with the Sierra Club says it wouldn't be a "traditional" mining operation. "It's mining

Bemidji, MN – The State of Minnesota is proposing to allow off-road motor vehicles into the wilderness area around the headwaters of the Mississippi River – and the Sierra Club doesn't like the idea. State officials want public feedback on a plan that would allow "off-road vehicle trai

St. Paul, MN – Drawing a "line in the sand," in the form of a pipeline from Canadian tar sands to the Midwest, may be harder than it looks. Opposition is growing in response to the proposed oil pipeline that would pass through northern Minnesota. The Enbridge Pipeline Company wants to move c

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