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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


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Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - MN: Environment

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

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

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