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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2019 


A top US diplomat testifies that millions in military aid was held up over Trump demand for "Biden probe." Also on our rundown, a hearing today targets Big Oil and "climate denial."

2020Talks - October 23, 2019 


Facebook says it blocked four networks of social media accounts to prevent election interference; and Julin Castro announces he might not have enough cash on hand to keep the campaign going.

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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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