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PNS Daily Newscast - February 19, 2020 


President Trump commutes the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Plus, warming expected to be hot topic at NV debate.

2020Talks - February 19, 2020 


Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Public News Service - MN: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

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

Minneapolis, MN – A coalition of Minnesota agriculture groups wants the new U.S. Farm Bill, now being hammered out in Congress, to better encourage competition. Spokesman Dennis Olson, senior policy analyst for the Minnesota-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, says current polici

St. Paul, MN – Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison is asking Americans to spend the next week living on a food budget of a dollar a meal (or $21 in all) the average food stamp benefit, all to focus more attention on hunger. He says the idea is to help people understand what it's like to be poo

St. Paul, MN – The "Legislative Commission to End Poverty in Minnesota by 2020" will hear testimony today on the impact of poverty on children. Andi Egbert, of the Children’s Defense Fund of Minnesota, will testify that, while poverty affects people of all ages, it affects kids the most

St. Paul, MN - Congress returns from its August recess today. A top agenda item is a new, far-reaching U.S. Farm Bill, which will impact everything from the rural economy to food prices, to nutrition programs. Steve Francisco, with the Minnesota Budget Project, says as his group monitors action in

A new report from the Food Research and Action Center finds about 26,000 Minnesota kids are participating in summer nutrition programs, which is fewer than half of those eligible. Barbara Thell with Minnesota FoodShare says that puts us in 36th place nationally -- nothing to be proud of. "It's dist

Today is "Hunger Awareness Day." Colleen Moriarty with Hunger Solutions Minnesota explains that it's designed to remind us that not everyone has enough to eat. “Hunger continues to be a pressing issue in many parts of our country and in Minnesota, where we're seeing the amount of people who

Minnesota's annual March Food Drive has exceeded expectations, according to spokeswoman Sue Kainz. “Our goal was nine million pounds and dollars, and our record total reached 9.281 million pounds and dollars from generous Minnesotans across the state.” The donations will help stock alm

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