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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 


Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.


2020Talks - September 25, 2020 


Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Public News Service - MN: Philanthropy

Faith leaders say not all churches have online donation platforms, leaving them at a disadvantage as parishioners in most states are asked to stay home during the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

MINNEAPOLIS -- Churches across Minnesota are feeling the impact of the economic downturn created by the pandemic. Smaller parishes with no online presence face an even greater challenge in weathering the storm. In states with stay-at-home orders, churches can't pass the collection plate on Sunday.

Much like homeless shelters in the U.S., groups that provide international aid say the new coronavirus could spread rapidly through refugee camps. (Adobe Stock)

MINNEAPOLIS -- An international relief group based in Minnesota is used to responding to conflicts all over the globe, but the pandemic has left it with a situation it's never dealt with before. The group Alight provides humanitarian and disaster relief to refugees in countries such as Rwanda and

More than 5,000 organizations benefit from Give to the Max Day each year in Minnesota. (Heather Pague/Pixabay)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — People from across the state, the country and the globe are expected to open their wallets tomorrow to help support a variety of Minnesota causes. "Give to the Max Day" begins at midnight, and for 24 hours, folks are encouraged to show their generosity and donate to nonprofit

Consumer watchdogs say they expect holiday season scammers to make a better-than-usual haul this year. (e-gabi/Pixabay)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Scammers pounce this time of year because they know it's when people are likely to be generous. Between the holidays and the end of the tax year, Minnesotans field lots of requests for donations. While most appeals are legitimate, consumer watchdog groups say tens of millions of

Augsburg is an anchor institution that has developed robust partnerships with the surrounding community. (Ed Kohler/FlickR)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota's hospitals, colleges and other major institutions do a lot to help the cities where they're based. But a new report says they could do more by working together. They're often called "anchor institutions," and the report from the Funders Network featured examples

Most of the trash along the Great Lakes is the result of human activity, and the job is often left to volunteers to pick it up. (NOAA)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Conservation groups are hoping the momentum from Earth Day continues into the rest of the year. Around the country this weekend, people recycled, planted trees, and picked up litter – and some spent the day cleaning up beaches. Stephanie Smith, vice president of ope

A new list honoring people over age 50 in Minnesota aims to dispel the idea that an aging population will be a burden on the state. (AARP Minnesota)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - In an effort to dispel myths about aging, advocates for older Minnesotans are celebrating the accomplishments of those over age 50 this week. AARP Minnesota on Tuesday launched its first-ever 50 Over 50 list to honor dozens of exceptional Minnesotans. The group combed through more

AARP Minnesota is looking for help in creating the state's first list of exceptional folks over age 50 who represent the best in the state's older population. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – You don't have to be young to blaze a trail or do something incredible – and to help prove it, advocates for older Minnesotans are looking to celebrate the accomplishments of those over age 50. AARP Minnesota this year is launching its 50 Over 50 list, and is looking

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