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PNS Daily Newscast - July 3, 2020 


Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 


Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - MN: Climate Change/Air Quality

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 Vermont federal court ruling could reverberate in Minnesota. This week's decision allows states to enact tough standards, developed by the State of California, designed to reduce global warming pollution and increase the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks. Christopher Childs with th

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

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 plan to require Minnesota utilities to provide one-quarter of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020 faces its first test today in the House Energy Committee. The bill's author and sponsor, Rep. Aaron Peterson (D-Madison) says wind power, which is showing more and more promise, w

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