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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


2020Talks - August 11, 2020 


Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - MN: Environment

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

Minneapolis, MN – Celebrate the holidays – but go easy on the food and drink. That's the advice from the American Cancer Society to Minnesotans taking to the roads, rails and skies on the way to holiday celebrations. Take those holiday treats, for example. They're enticing, but not alw

Minneapolis, MN - It's being called landmark legislation. Automakers are now required to make more fuel-efficient cars as part of a broad energy bill designed to lower oil imports and reduce greenhouse gases. Christopher Cox with the National Environmental Trust in Minnesota says it will brighten th

St. Paul/Canton, MN; Lyons NE – There's mixed reaction from Minnesota farm and conservation leaders to the U.S. Senate's passage of the farm bill last week. Doug Peterson with the Minnesota Farmers Union calls it a "glass half full," with a number of provisions that will benefit farmers and co

Minneapolis, MN – When it rains, it pours. A new study links the increasing number of extreme rainstorms in Minnesota and nationwide with warming earth temperatures. Monique Sullivan with Environment America says the study finds a scientific link between temperature increases and the weather.

St. Paul, MN – When Congressional leaders announced they had reached a deal to raise the automobile fleet gasoline mileage average to 35 miles per gallon (mpg), their action was cheered by a group of Minnesotans, from legislators to automotive plant workers. This week, the U.S. House is expect

St. Paul, MN - A federal court in Minnesota hears arguments today against a state mining company's bid to overturn a pollution standard that has been in place for three decades. Attorney Kevin Reuther, who represents the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, will argue against the request. "

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