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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - MN: Environment

St. Paul, MN – Governor Pawlenty has called a special session of the Legislature this evening to produce a relief package in response to heavy flooding in southeast Minnesota. The Governor says the emergency aid will support everything from rebuilding homes to helping local governments. "In

As state lawmakers and the Governor negotiate the details of a special session to address the impact of last month's record rains and floods in southern Minnesota, volunteer agencies are stepping in to try to address the area's immediate needs. Calls are out for skilled volunteers and financial cont

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

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