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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

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

A plan pending in the state legislature is drawing support from a broad coalition of environmental and conservation groups. Steve Morse with the Minnesota Environmental Partnership says it will protect state waterways, prairie land and forests. "'Clean Water Legacy' is a comprehensive effort to t

St. Paul, MN - A hearing in Washington today that will consider opening federally designated "roadless areas" to commercial development is being closely followed in Minnesota. A Forest Service advisory committee is considering an Idaho petition to open up protected lands there to development. Chri

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