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PNS Daily Newscast - October 21, 2019 


G-7 meeting may move to Camp David; conservation groups sound alarm about acting BLM chief; NC suit aims to change solitary confinement policy there; questions about Amazon Ring coordination with police; and microbes might help in earthquakes.

2020Talks - October 21, 2019 


2016 candidate Hillary Clinton says Russia is "grooming" Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for a third-party run. And Sen. Bernie Sanders has biggest Democratic campaign event this season so far.

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Public News Service - MN: Environment

St. Paul, MN - Opponents of a proposed coal plant in South Dakota are asking the Public Utilities Commission not to grant permission to build power lines across Minnesota for the proposed "Big Stone Two" power plant. Beth Goodpaster, with the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, filed the br

Minnesota kids are heading back to school soon, and state officials are urging parents to shop smart, and shop green when they look for those school supplies. Erin Jordahl-Redlin of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says one way to do that, is to consider items that can be used again. "Lunch

Minneapolis, MN - The U.S. Senate this week could take up a bill that would set the course for the nation's energy policy. It includes investment in sources of energy that could have an economic impact on the Midwest with major implications for Minnesota's climate and economy. Kevin Biegler with

A coalition of conservation groups is calling for a moratorium on ocean-going ships in Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes until lawmakers stop the introduction of aquatic invasive species. Spokesman Jeff Skelding says the concern is the increasing number of invasive species, such as zebra mus

Several thousand people are expected at the state Capitol Saturday for what’s called a “Global Warming Day of Action.” Scott Elkins is with theMinnesota Sierra Club, one of the sponsoring groups. He notes that the recent report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Cha

St. Paul, MN - A bill designed to make fish in Minnesota lakes safe to eat again is gaining traction in the State Legislature. Senate sponsor John Marty says it's designed to further reduce the use of mercury, which has been no friend of the state's 10,000 lakes, and is poisoning our food and harmi

St. Paul, MN - A new toll-free hotline offers Minnesota and Midwest farmers tips about switching to organic production. If you call, Harriet Behar will answer. She's a certified organic farmer and trainer from Gays Mills, Wisconsin, who says farmers are "going organic" for various reasons. "Part of

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