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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


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Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - MN: Mental Health

PHOTO: A statewide campaign to identify and combat the ever growing crime of elder abuse is being launched today in Minnesota. CREDIT: Fechi Fajardo

ST. PAUL, Minn. - With the population of Minnesota growing older than it's ever been, a new campaign kicks off today to help prevent the abuse and exploitation of elders in the state. According to Anoka County Attorney Tony Palumbo, part of the goal of the "Stop Abuse and Financial Exploitation of E

PHOTOS: These girls Beat the Odds and are being awarded college scholarships from the Children's Defense Fund of Minnesota. Left to right: Maria Cruz Mendiola, Dorothy O'Berry, Rachel Flores and Salina Samaniego. CREDIT: CDF-MN

MINNEAPOLIS – The Children's Defense Fund of Minnesota tonight is honoring four young women who have overcome extreme adversity to pursue their dreams. The winners of the Beat the Odds awards are all high school seniors who, despite challenges, have done well in school and are planning to at

PHOTO: It made it through committee, but a bill to require background checks by unlicensed dealers at gun shows in Minnesota has still not been scheduled for a vote on the House floor. CREDIT: M. Glasgow

ST. PAUL, Minn. - With advocates for gun safety pushing for a vote in the Minnesota House, a statewide outdoors and conservation group is the latest to come out in favor of universal background checks. The Minnesota Division of the Izaak Walton League approved the resolution at its state convention

PHOTO: The Minnesota Department of Health says 55 percent of adults in the state experienced at least one adverse experience as a child that can lead to health and economic problems as an adult. CREDIT: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Negative experiences as a child can have life-long effects on one's well-being, and the Minnesota Department of Health reports that such events are more common than one might expect. According to Department Commissioner Ed Ehlinger, a survey of more than 13,000 Minnesota adults f

PHOTO: President Obama will make a stop in Minneapolis this afternoon to talk to local leaders and law enforcement about ways to reduce gun violence.

MINNEAPOLIS - The issue of firearms safety takes center stage in Minnesota today as President Obama visits to discuss his ideas to reduce violence involving guns. The President is scheduled to meet this afternoon with local leaders and law enforcement officials in Minneapolis, the scene of the dea

PHOTO: Heather Martens with Protect Minnesota says the gun safety package announced by President Obama on Wednesday is common sense and reasonable. CREDIT: Dennis Drenner

ST. PAUL, Minn. - President Obama has unveiled a plan aimed at curbing gun violence in America. The package of legislation for Congress includes a ban on high-capacity magazines and the reinstatement of a ban on some assault-style weapons. Heather Martens, executive director of Protect Minnesota:

PHOTO: Doctor and baby. CREDIT: CDF-MN

ST. PAUL, Minn. - There's a new effort underway in Minnesota to ensure that mothers who experience depression after childbirth are getting treatment. Marcie Jefferys, policy development director at the Children's Defense Fund of Minnesota, says some mothers who suffer with serious postpartum depress

PHOTO: Most people worry about how they look as they head out the door each day, but for thousands of Minnesotans, a distorted body image actually is a serious medical program.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Most people worry about how they look as they head out the door each day, but for thousands of Minnesotans, a distorted body image actually is a serious medical problem. Jillian Lampert, director of communications, research and outreach, with The Emily Program, says it's a misconce

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