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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2019 


Speaker Pelosi sends a message to Trump – No State of the Union in Congress while shutdown continues. Also on the Thursday rundown: federal employees in Michigan to rally against the shutdown. Plus a Green New Deal in New York raises the bar for clean energy.

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Public News Service - MN: Public Lands/Wilderness

Lawmakers are hearing this week from residents who say they want clean water. (cleanwateraction.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Wednesday is Water Action Day in Minnesota, and a rally is being held at the state Capitol. It includes workshops to help residents learn how to work with their lawmakers to protect natural resources and to learn more about current legislation that's threatening clean water i

Members of Congress have been hearing from those who don't want to see an end to cleanup from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. (NOAA)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Congress has been getting an earful over the past few days about President Trump's plan to gut the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Groups representing the Great Lakes states have been descending on Washington to push back against huge cuts planned for environmental programs.

Protesters say they won't give up their fight to stop the flow of oil through Minnesota and other states. (MN350)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Two activists from Seattle who were arrested last fall for trying to shut off the Enbridge pipeline in Minnesota will be back in court next month, but a judge will allow them to appear via telephone. On Oct. 11, the activists attempted to close down the operation near Clea

Rural Minnesotans, including farmers, are in St. Paul today, discussing their priorities in how local policymakers are responding to climate change. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – How will Minnesota's rural communities weather climate change in the coming years? That's the big question behind the final session of a state-level meeting in St. Paul today. State agencies and residents are talking about how Minnesota's rural communities already are being

Minnesota has taken the lead in protecting pollinating insects from harmful pesticides, which environmentalists say will benefit the country's agriculture system. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota is being called a leader when it comes to restricting the use of pesticides that environmentalists say hurt bees. Governor Mark Dayton has ordered the broadest restrictions in the country on the use chemicals known as neonicotinoids. Studies show the chemicals are harm

As a test run of the Nice Ride bike share program looks to become permanent in Bemidji, a similar program is set to kick off in Rochester later this summer. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Now in its final year, a bike share pilot program is earning praise from Minnesota health experts who are looking to expand the idea to other parts of the state. The Nice Ride program in Bemidji is being hailed as a success by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, which help

As part of National Walking Day, Minnesota health advocates are asking for more funding for the state's Safe Routes to School program. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As many people gear up for National Walking Day, some Minnesotans are asking the state to do more to help youngsters find safer walking routes to school. Groups such as the American Heart Association are backing a $6 million funding plan for the "Safe Routes to School" program. Mi

Conservationists and businesses want the presidential candidates to support Great Lakes cleanup efforts, including a project at Minnesota's Duluth–Superior Harbor. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As the presidential candidates continue along the campaign trail, a coalition of business and conservation leaders is asking them to make restoring the Great Lakes a priority. The group says more than 40 million people rely on the lakes for clean drinking water, and over a millio

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