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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

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Public News Service - MN: Public Lands/Wilderness

Minneapolis, MN - Harvesting biomass - the shrubs, small trees and branches in a forest - can reduce fire prevention and management costs, offer work for loggers and provide "fuel" for renewable energy, according to new research performed in Minnesota. Don Arnosti, forest program director for the

Bloomington, MN – Could lower fuel prices be in the nation's future? Congress may be considering new legislation this week that would double domestic oil and gas production and lower fuel costs - all without stepping onto controversial land in Alaska. As Lois Norrgard with the Alaska Wilderne

Helenwood, TN - Gun policy in U.S. national parks is in the crossfire. The U.S. Interior Department is taking public comments on a plan that would allow loaded weapons in some parks in Minnesota and around the country, and it's getting an earful from people like Scott McElveen, president of the Asso

St. Paul, MN – A new type of fishing license will either "fish or cut bait," so to speak, in the Minnesota Legislature. It would cost less, but also reduce the number of fish an angler can catch. The bill was introduced Thursday by Senator Tom Bakk. "We're calling it a 'Conservation Fishing

St. Paul, MN – Drawing a "line in the sand," in the form of a pipeline from Canadian tar sands to the Midwest, may be harder than it looks. Opposition is growing in response to the proposed oil pipeline that would pass through northern Minnesota. The Enbridge Pipeline Company wants to move c

Tens of thousands of Minnesotans will head to their favorite wilderness, such as the Boundary Waters, during summer's remaining six weeks. And, Jennifer Schmidt with the Campaign for America's Wilderness has a tip -- enjoy, but protect. Preserve, travel light and pick up after yourself. “How

Several Minnesota conservation groups filed a federal lawsuit Monday to try to stop proposed logging of 18 square miles in the northern part of the state. Lois Norrgard with the Sierra Club of Minnesota says it involves a timber sale the Forest Service plans in the Superior National Forest. “

Washington, D.C. - Minnesota wilderness areas would get a boost from a spending bill headed to the U.S. Senate. It has over four million dollars for conservation and water projects, according to Sen. Amy Klobuchar (DFL – MN). “All Minnesotans enjoy forests, whether it's for snowmobilin

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