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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - MN: Mental Health

Lyons, NE – Rural Minnesotans are among those not being well served by the nation's mental health system. A Center for Rural Affairs' (CFRA) study released today indicates that, while mental illnesses are at least as common in rural settings as they are in urban areas, there are fewer healthca

St. Paul, MN – Hundreds of pairs of combat boots are lined up in formation on the State Capitol Grounds in Minnesota today for the Republican National Convention. It's "Eyes Wide Open," an unusual display that has traveled the nation to show support for troops in Iraq. The 355 deceased militar

St. Peter, MN – Today's staff layoffs at the Minnesota Security Hospital and similar facilities may be just the beginning. Eliot Seide, spokesman for the state's largest public workers' union, AFSCME Council 5, says these job cutbacks are particularly critical because they heighten safety risk

St. Paul, MN – Are Minnesota hospital patients getting the best care available? Maybe not, according to a report to be released today. Carrie Mortrud with the Minnesota Nurses Associationsays it finds many healthcare facilities may not have enough qualified staff to meet patients' needs. "We

Minneapolis, MN – November is "National Adoption Month," and children's advocates are encouraging prospective parents to consider adopting one of the hundreds of Minnesota children in need of homes and families. Stephanie Regnier, who works with the "Special Needs Adoption Program" at Lutheran

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