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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - MN: Civic Engagement

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. (mn350.org)

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

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

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