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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 


Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 


While controversy swirls at the White House, Chicago teachers go on strike, and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - MN: Rural/Farming

More than 40 Minnesota mayors want state lawmakers to include adequate funding for new bike and walking paths in the next transit budget. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Lawmakers are debating this week how Minnesota should invest millions of dollars into fixing and upgrading the state's roads and bridges. A group of more than 40 mayors is urging the legislature to include dollars to make it safer for foot and bike traffic to get around Minnesota

With fewer grocery stores in the state, Minnesota anti-hunger advocates are pushing for more funding for farmers and mobile food markets. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Local anti-hunger advocates are setting up a mobile food market at the state Capitol Complex today as a way to ask lawmakers to consider a program aimed at ending food deserts. Several groups, including the Minnesotans for Healthy Kids Coalition, say the Good Food Access Program wi

The Minnesota Farmers Union is supporting plans to provide low-cost loans and grants to bring more farmers and mobile food markets to greater Minnesota. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Thousands of rural Minnesotans are having a tougher time accessing healthy foods than 10 years ago, and the state's Farmers Union is backing a plan to help. A recent survey of greater Minnesota grocery store owners by the University of Minnesota Extension finds that most co

An upcoming report shows access to healthy foods has been shrinking, especially for rural and low-income Minnesotans. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans are facing serious challenges to accessing healthy food in the state. According to a soon-to-be-released study, about 235,000 Minnesota residents live more than 10 miles away from a grocery store that stocks fresh fruits and vegetables.

Rural Minnesotans will be talking about local climate change solutions this week. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A group of conservation-minded Minnesotans will be talking about ways the state's rural areas can better deal with climate change. Today kicks off the third Rural Climate Dialogues held around the state. For the next three days, 18 Winona County residents will be laying out

Some Minnesota farmers want to see more cover crops used to help the state's water quality. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota is holding its first-ever Water Summit this weekend, with Gov. Mark Dayton hosting talks about the serious challenges facing the state's water supplies. One of the big issues that will come up during Saturday's talks is expanding the use of cover crops on Minnesota farms

Tribal groups are calling for a Minnesota oil pipeline expansion to halt permanently. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A new oil pipeline project for Northern Minnesota is being delayed an extra two years, but tribal groups say that's not enough. The proposed Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline and a replacement for an existing line have been pushed back until 2019, because the Minnesota Supreme Court ha

National soil health experts are heading to Minnesota to discuss solutions for farmland water pollution. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Flint, Michigan has garnered a lot of national attention over the water problems there, but water quality is a concern for many states, including Minnesota. Later this month Gov. Mark Dayton will hold a water quality summit, and this week, the Land Stewardship Project is ho

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