'; } // return array of supporters (Supporter,Link), selected randomly function randomSupporters($limit = false) { $sql = "Select * from ActiveSupporters"; if ($limit) $sql .= " limit $num"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $res = array(); if ($result) { while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) { $link = trim($row['Website'] != ''?$row['Website']: ($row['FacebookFollowing']?$row['Facebook']: ($row['TwitterFollowing']?$row['Twitter']: ($row['GooglePlusFollowing']?$row['GooglePlus']: ($row['OtherSocialMedia']?$row['OtherSocialMedia']:false) ) ) ) ); if ($link && strncasecmp($link,'http:',5)) $link = 'http://'.$link; $res[] = array('Supporter'=>$row['GroupName'],'Link'=>$link); } } return $res; } // return Weekly Audience Average function weeklyAudienceAverage() { $sql = "select * from BrochureGeneral where Dname='WeeklyAudienceAverage'"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $row = mysql_fetch_array($result); if ($row) return $row['DValue']; } ?> Public News Service

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Public News Service - MN: Youth

The Minnesota Department of Education and USDA are partnering to offer local meals this week. (Courtesy of Sarah Brouwer)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – It's Farm to Summer Week, and children throughout Minnesota are eating locally grown foods to celebrate. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program offers free meals to children under 18 while school is out. Those meals are important. According to th

Only 1-in-6 Minnesota students who qualifies for free or reduced-priced meals during the school year participates in summer food programs. (kreatikar/Pixabay)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A new study shows Minnesota children from households that experience food insecurity drink more sugary beverages during the summer months - especially on the weekends. Study author Jiwoo Lee with the University of Minnesota said lower-income children have the benefit of nut

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, people at greatest risk of contracting HIV/AIDS include intravenous drug users and men who have sex with other men. (rebcenter-moscow/Pixabay)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota has introduced aggressive new measures to end HIV and AIDS in the state. The Minnesota Department of Health reports about 300 new cases of the human immunodeficiency virus are confirmed each year. That's well below rates in Southern states, where more than half of

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.

Since 2005, the average number of cigarettes smoked per day by daily smokers has declined from about 17 cigarettes to 14. (Myriams-Fotos/Pixabay)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Smokers in Minnesota and worldwide are being encouraged to toss out their cigarettes today for "World No Tobacco Day." Taking a page from the "Meatless Mondays" playbook, this year the Johns Hopkins Institute for Global Tobacco Control has introduced "Quit and Stay Quit Mon

Minnesota youths met with Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday to discuss climate issues and the need for immediate action after helping introduce statewide Green New Deal legislation. (courtesy Devon Cupery)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Led by a group of teenagers, Minnesota lawmakers are set to introduce a Green New Deal-style bill, inspired by the federal resolution of the same name unveiled in February. Under the bill, Minnesota utilities would be required to provide 100% carbon-free power to customers

The

ST. PAUL, Minn. – For decades, cash-poor American college students have joked about their "ramen noodles diet" – but now more than ever, students say they have to choose between buying food and paying tuition. A first-of-its-kind federal government report found nearly two million college

The uninsured rate for Minnesota children is at an all-time low, but the trend toward more coverage stalled in 2017. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – After a decade of progress, the number of uninsured children went up last year, nationwide. In an annual report released today, the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families found more than 275,000 kids became uninsured in 2017, bringing the total number without

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