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PNS Daily Newscast - September 28, 2020 


The New York Times reports President Trump's tax returns show chronic losses; and will climate change make it as a topic in the first presidential debate?


2020Talks - September 28, 2020 


The New York Times obtains President Trump's tax returns, showing chronic loss and debts coming due. And Judge Amy Coney Barrett is Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Public News Service - MN: Environment

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

St. Paul, MN – A state law banning smoking in all public places, including bars and restaurants, took effect at midnight. State Representative Ken Tschumper cosponsored the new law. "This is the most important public health advancement in the last 40 years in Minnesota. Banning secondhand sm

Canton, MN – Good farm stewardship can bring a "harvest" of cleaner water, better soil, and more wildlife habitat in Minnesota, but it is suffering from poor farm policy, according to a state conservation group. Loni Kemp with the Minnesota Project says Congress should use the new Farm Bill to

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

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