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Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

Public News Service - MN: Environment

St. Paul, MN – A new study finds global warming presents a "great danger" to Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes. Gary Botzek with the Minnesota Conservation Federation says rising temperatures will reduce the lakes' levels and have a significant environmental impact. And, he says, everyon

Milwaukee, WI – Governor Pawlenty is among the Midwest governors who have inked a "new deal." They've signed an agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions and promote renewable energy, at a regional climate change meeting in Milwaukee. Pawlenty says it strikes a good balance between environme

Washington, DC/Minneapolis, MN – A $23 billion dollar water project bill became law Thursday, as the U.S. Senate joined the House in overriding a Presidential veto. The bill includes $82 million in funding for Minnesota. Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN) explains that, while he usually backs the Pre

Canton, MN – It could be just what Minnesota farmers and the environment need, according to conservationists. A provision in the Farm Bill now before the Senate would provide financial incentives to those who take steps to protect the state's natural resources. Loni Kemp with the Minnesota Pro

Minneapolis, MN – Congress hopes to pass major energy legislation before Thanksgiving, and the result will have a big impact on Minnesota. Christopher Cox with the National Environmental Trust says it will require an increase in fuel efficiency to 35 miles a gallon by 2020, and that would hit

St. Paul, MN – With the start of regular deer-hunting season Saturday, hunters this year have the opportunity to both enjoy the sport and feed the hungry. A new law encourages donations of deer carcasses to food shelves. State Representative Rick Hanson from South Saint Paul sponsored the bill

St. Paul, MN – A series of statewide meetings focusing on global warming gets underway this weekend. J. Drake Hamilton with Fresh Energy says while it's a worldwide issue, a lot can be done on the local level. "We want to get a lot more people engaged in coming up with innovative entrepreneu

St. Paul, MN/Washington D.C. – Both Minnesota Senators are backing a blueprint to battle global warming. A bill being called "America's Climate Security Act" would require power plants and vehicles to reduce greenhouse gases by 70 percent by 2050. Gary Botzek with the Minnesota Conservation Fe

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