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PNS Daily Newscast - November 18, 2019 


President Trump invited to testify in person or in writing, says Pelosi; a battle over the worth of rooftop-solar electricity when it's sold back to the grid; the flu gets an early start; and the value of Texas family caregivers.

2020Talks - November 18, 2019 


Former Pres. Barack Obama cautioned Democrats to be more moderate, and incumbent Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins over Trump-backed Republican opponent.

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Public News Service - MN: Civic Engagement

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

Minnesota election officials say voters should already be on the lookout for false information in next month's local races. (Morguefile)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota voters head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5, to decide a host of municipal races and referendums. Even though the presidential election is still a year away, state officials say ballot security is already a high priority this fall. Minnesota Secretary of State S

Protesters will greet President Donald Trump ahead of a rally Thursday after his campaign said it hopes to flip the state to Republican in 2020 for the first time since 1972. (m.fightbacknews.org)

MINNEAPOLIS – President Donald Trump arrives in Minneapolis on Thursday night for a campaign rally, but even before touching down, he launched attacks on the city’s mayor and the state's Somali-American U.S. representative. Earlier this week in a tweet, the president encouraged voters

Minnesota's West-Central Paper Plains project combines art and nature. (mprnews.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Every U.S. state has its share of invasive species, and in Minnesota, reed canary grass is one of them. But creative people know the common invader can also be turned into something artistic and practical. Artist and Assistant Professor of Printmaking at Minnesota State Univ

About 80% of confirmed judges under the Trump administration are male and around 90% of them are white, according to the Congressional Research Service. (QuinceMedia/Pixabay)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A judicial watchdog group says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has created an "assembly line" for approving conservative judges who will determine the civil rights of Americans for decades to come. Before recessing last month, the Republican-controlled Senate confirm

Twenty states now have tougher gun laws, with nine legislative bills signed into law by Republican governors. (act.everytown.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Every day, at least 100 Americans die from gun violence, but advocates for tougher gun laws say they're making slow but steady progress to change that. Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day, when many gun-law advocates will wear orange to call attention to the issue.

Minnesotans age 50-plus are making valuable contributions in communities across the state. (aletia2011/Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Trailblazing is not just for the "up and coming," and some Minnesotans are being honored for not letting their golden years slow them down. The "50 over 50" list recognizes those over the age of 50 who are leading and inspiring others through their actions and are making an i

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