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PNS Daily Newscast - February 19, 2020 


President Trump commutes the sentence of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Plus, warming expected to be hot topic at NV debate.

2020Talks - February 18, 2020 


Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is climbing national polls, but facing much more scrutiny than he had in the early states, which he skipped. Texas is going to come into play for him -- as the state with the second-largest Super Tuesday trove of delegates.

Public News Service - MN: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Teens in juvenile detention settings in Minnesota are among the most at-risk for pregnancy or a sexually-transmitted disease, but new efforts are making a difference. According to David Kurtzon, program manager at Teenwise Minnesota, one such program that's having a positive impact

PHOTO: Kinship says the average relationship between a local mentor and child lasts about three years  compared to the national average of only 10 months. Courtesy of GMCC.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - It only requires a small weekly gift of your time, but becoming a mentor can have positive impacts that last for a lifetime. Gennea Falconer, the director of the Kinship program through the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, says that if one looks at influential relationships

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Opponents of a proposal for a Twin Cities casino to help fund a new Minnesota Vikings stadium predict within a couple years, it'll be an economic drag on the state rather than a contributor. Brian Rusche, executive director of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, says

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. - The abuse of synthetic drugs is the latest trend in the Twin Cities, according to law enforcement experts. At the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Carol Falkowski, state drug abuse strategy officer, has prepared a report on such trends. She explains part of the problem is th

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Ethanol is one of several important issues that the Minnesota Farmers Union is hoping to take up with lawmakers in Washington this week. Many would like to see the blender tax credit extended and the ethanol blend rate increased from 10 to 15 percent. The blender tax credits, which

Minneapolis, MN – The nation thanks its veterans today. Returning service members have not always felt welcome, however, and many have had problems readjusting. In response, a Minnesota-based effort now exists to help those who served integrate back into their communities. Dennis Donovan with

Minneapolis, MN – Celebrate the holidays – but go easy on the food and drink. That's the advice from the American Cancer Society to Minnesotans taking to the roads, rails and skies on the way to holiday celebrations. Take those holiday treats, for example. They're enticing, but not alw

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