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PNS Daily Newscast - September 29, 2020 


Trump tax revelations point to disparity in nation's tax system; Pelosi and Mnuchin make last-ditch effort at pandemic relief.


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Today's the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio. And a British news show reports a Trump campaign effort to suppress the Black vote in 2016.

Public News Service - MN: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

St. Paul, MN – For those wishing to dine close to home, state officials say they have the ideal menu. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has released its yearly "Minnesota Grown Directory," which lists 700 producers who sell directly to the public. Department spokesman Mike Schommer says

Minneapolis, MN – It's not every day that hospitals are congratulated for serving good food. Several Minnesota healthcare facilities are among 127 listed in a new, national report that identifies hospitals focusing on better ways to use food to promote health. Marie Kulick, of the coalition He

St. Paul, MN – The long-awaited national farm bill is scheduled for a final vote in Congress today. The $300 billion measure covers a lot of ground, but most of the spending goes for food and nutrition programs. Colleen Moriarty with Hunger Solutions Minnesota says those programs are critica

St. Paul, MN – The long-delayed U.S. Farm Bill is finally "cropping up," with final votes expected in Congress this week. While no one likes everything about the $300 billion plan, most agriculture groups have decided they can live with it. Adam Warthesen with the Land Stewardship Project says

Minneapolis, MN – The results are in on Minnesota's annual March food drive, the biggest in the state, and they show that it went over its goal. Julie Schanzenbach Canham, spokeswoman with Minnesota FoodShare, says that's a relief. "Our final total was 9.1 million pounds and dollars combined

St. Paul, MN – State lawmakers are considering emergency funding for Minnesota's food shelves, which number more than 300. The proposal would allocate just over $600,000 on a one-time basis. House bill author John Benson says that, while that's only about $5,000 per shelf, it will go a long wa

Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota's month-long March Food Drive is entering its home stretch, and organizers are hoping for a big push during the final week. Spokeswoman Sue Kainz says the goal is to raise a combination $9 million in cash and pounds of food combined to help stock hundreds of local f

Minneapolis, MN – As the pressure of hunger continues, Minnesota's 26th annual March food drive gets underway this weekend. The goal is to boost supplies at more than 300 food shelves across the state. Campaign coordinator Sue Kainz with Minnesota Food Share says this year's effort is critic

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