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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: Public Lands/Wilderness

Wolves in Minnesota and two other Midwest states are set to be removed from the Endangered Species List under a decision by the Bush administration. Groups including the National Humane Society blocked the previous effort to de-list the gray wolf in 2007. This week's action by the U.S. Fish and Wild

Minneapolis, MN – Some end-of-term Bush administration federal rule changes are raising concerns. So-called "midnight regulations" by outgoing presidents aren't unusual, but the extent of the current series, especially their environmental impacts, is drawing attention. Cesia Kearns, conserva

St. Paul, MN - Preserving the nation's wilderness has a high national priority among likely voters, according to a new poll by Zogby International, which shows nine out of ten of those surveyed favor protecting and preserving public lands. Paul Aasen with the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advo

Minneapolis, MN – A group of scientists and advocates just back from a trip to Minnesota's Boundary Waters does not like what it saw. Christopher Cox with the Pew Memorial Trust says evidence of climate change is everywhere. "The first major thing that we noticed was areas where there were sm

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

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