PNS Daily Newscast - May 17, 2019 

West Coast immigrants' rights groups pan President Trump’s new immigration proposal as “elitist.” Also on the Friday rundown: Consumer advocates want stronger energy-efficiency standards. And we'll take you to a state that ranks near the bottom for senior mental health.

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Public News Service - MN: Smoking Prevention

PHOTO: A diagram of an ischemic stroke. Courtesy of the American Heart Association of Minnesota.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesotans are being reminded that time is of the essence on this World Stroke Day. Justin Bell, government relations director for the American Heart Association, says a stroke is a vascular event that causes brain damage, which can become worse with each passing second. "It c

PHOTO: Cancer Survivor. CREDIT: Courtesy American Cancer Society.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - You likely know where the presidential candidates stand on the economy and foreign policy, but do you know their views when it comes to the fight against cancer? The disease is the number-one killer in Minnesota, so Matt Schafer with the American Cancer Society says they've researc

PHOTO: Bacon Ice Cream. Courtesy of Minnesota State Fair.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Music, food, farm and fun are the draws today as the turnstiles open on the 2012 Minnesota State Fair. The food often is the highlight of the fair, and spokeswoman Brienna Schuette says more than 450 foods are available - including 40 new ones. "Everything from bacon ice cream to

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – This is Stroke Awareness Month in Minnesota, and a young man from St. Cloud can testify to the importance of educating yourself about the warning signs. Kyle Sheeler was a healthy and athletic 18-year-old when he suffered a stroke. Since then he's learned the warning signs,

ST. PAUL, Minn. – You'll likely notice that red is a common color choice for clothing in towns across Minnesota today. It is National Wear Red Day, an annual effort by the American Heart Association to raise awareness that the most likely cause of death for a woman is heart disease. On averag

ST. PAUL, Minn. - January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, and this year features a special focus on congenital heart defects. Those are the most common type, according to Kristin Oehlke, supervisor of the Minnesota Department of Health's birth-defects monitoring and analysis program. "

ST. PAUL, Minn. - With Minnesota facing a massive budget deficit and a looming government shutdown, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has proposed a tobacco tax hike of $1.50 a pack to help fill that budget gap. ACS spokesman Matt Schafer says it would raise $140 million a year, help 28,000 smoker

MINNEAPOLIS - Chief executive officers from across the nation are meeting in Minnesota today to discuss what the nation's corporations can do to help in the fight against cancer. They're taking on the topic, says Dr. John Seffrin, CEO of the American Cancer Society, because of cancer's massive effe

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