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PNS Daily Newscast - September 28, 2020 

The New York Times reports President Trump's tax returns show chronic losses; and will climate change make it as a topic in the first presidential debate?

2020Talks - September 28, 2020 

The New York Times obtains President Trump's tax returns, showing chronic loss and debts coming due. And Judge Amy Coney Barrett is Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Public News Service - MN: Waste Reduction/Recycling

PHOTO: The Basel Action Network estimates 75 percent of the electronic waste that arrives in Lagos, Nigeria, is not reusable. BAN says too often, as in this photo, it ends up being dumped. Courtesy BAN.

EAGAN, Minn. - “Out with the old, in with the new”' takes on a whole new meaning when the topic is electronic gear. Laptops, televisions and cell phones should never be dumped in the garbage, says Gregg Bjork, senior vice president of Minnesota-based Materials Processing Corp., because

PHOTO: When it comes to generating garbage, the holidays are the busiest time of year for Minnesotans, but there are ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. CREDIT: John Michaelson

ST. PAUL, Minn. - This is, of course, the time of good cheer, but those festivities mean garbage cans and trash bins across the state are busting at the seams. Kayla Bromelkamp, information officer at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, says the holidays are the busiest time of the year for la

MINNEAPOLIS - A chronic problem of sewage overflows in the Great Lakes region is revealed in a new report from the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition. The very same communities that rely on the Great Lakes for drinking water and recreation also dump billions of gallons of untreated sewage ever

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota stands to gain big in terms of jobs, clean air and consumer savings should a series of energy-efficient policies under consideration in Congress take effect, according to a new national report. Spokeswoman Samantha Chadwick with Environment Minnesota says pending legisl

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Carrying bins loaded with aluminum cans and bundled newspapers is a twice-monthly ritual for most Twin Cities residents. But experts say Minnesotans can do better when it comes to recycling if they know all their options. Amy Hock with the Des Moines Metro Waste Authority in Iow

St. Paul, MN – While food shelves in Minnesota and the Midwest are having problems keeping their pantries stocked to meet a growing need, a lot of food is going to waste elsewhere in the nation. Julie Schanzenbach Canhim, of the group Minnesota Foodshare, says tons of surplus fruit and veget

Minneapolis, MN - Plastics and children's toys could be hazardous to your health. That warning comes from a statewide consumer group that promotes safe products. Healthy Legacy says new science on the chemical BPA links high concentrations to increased risk of heart complications, diabetes and liver

Minneapolis, MN - Harvesting biomass - the shrubs, small trees and branches in a forest - can reduce fire prevention and management costs, offer work for loggers and provide "fuel" for renewable energy, according to new research performed in Minnesota. Don Arnosti, forest program director for the

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