PNS Daily Newscast - April 3, 2020 

Son-in-law Jared Kushner takes on a major role in Trump's fight with COVID-19. Also, emergency funding for people who can't pay their rent because of the pandemic.

2020Talks - April 3, 2020 

The Democratic National Committee delayed its July convention in Milwaukee until August. Wisconsin has a primary this Tuesday, but hasn't cancelled or delayed in-person voting like many other states have done.

Public News Service - MN: Civic Engagement

In a surprise finish, former Vice President Joe Biden topped Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in Minnesota's primary election Tuesday. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Despite a large following in Minnesota and winning the state in 2016, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., lost to former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday in the state's Democratic primary. Before the vote, Sanders had been polling neck-and-neck with Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., for th

In 2018, Minnesota led the nation in voter turnout, but Latino advocates say there's still a racial gap in participation. They say that could be in part because Latinos often feel ignored by candidates. (Adobe Stock)

MINNEAPOLIS -- As voters head to the polls today in Minnesota and 13 other states, advocates for Latino voters say they don't feel major presidential candidates engage enough with their communities. In recent months, some national Latino groups didn't receive any feedback from certain candidates w

Minnesota House Democrats say a portion of the state's budget plan should go toward initiatives that would encourage action on climate change. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Democrats in the Minnesota House want to spend budget surplus money on more immediate climate-change initiatives. Youth activists say the plan highlights their demands for policy action. It would set aside more than $190 million for efforts that supporters say could get reside

There's a push to add Minnesota to the list of nearly a dozen states that have legalized marijuana. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Supporters of legalizing marijuana in Minnesota say they still face long odds getting a bill passed this year - but they think the 2020 election might convince some lawmakers to give it more thought. Democrats in the Minnesota Legislature announced this week they'll make a strong

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says transportation is the top source of greenhouse gas emissions in the state. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota officials will soon will kick off another public comment period for proposed auto emission standards. The state is hopeful legal decisions and strong opposition won't kill the plan. Last fall, Gov. Tim Walz announced his Clean Cars initiative, which would require the a

Conservation groups say the proposed Line 3 oil pipeline in Minnesota could have the environmental impact of 50 coal plants. They're concerned that weakening federal environmental review could bring more projects. (

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Conservation groups are pledging to push back against a new Trump administration proposal that calls for scaling back environmental review of large projects. They say states like Minnesota could see harmful effects. The group Defenders of Wildlife warns the plan would rapidly acc

A Minnesota political expert says Rep. Ilhan Omar's endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders for president could have a ripple effect on local and statewide races next year. (DodgertonSkillhause)

MINNEAPOLIS – Over the weekend, Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota appeared with Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Party presidential hopeful from Vermont, at a campaign rally in Minneapolis. Omar, who represents Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, is one of three prominent female House fres

A rural climate dialogue took place in Redwood County, Minn., where wind energy development could soon be coming. (Annie Pottorff/Jefferson Center)

REDWOOD COUNTY, Minn. – Minnesota's Redwood County hosted a dialogue on the effects of potential wind energy development in the community. A newly-released report examines takeaways from the event. Last month, 18 county residents heard from four local speakers over three days, and identified

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