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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 


Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - MN: Community Issues and Volunteering

Thousands of bags of food and other supplies have been donated to Twin Cities communities that saw heavy business damage during the George Floyd protests. (LittleLioness6/Twitter)

MINNEAPOLIS - Parts of the Twin Cities deeply affected by the George Floyd protests continue to see waves of donations as they work to recover from damage to businesses. One local hunger-fighting group says donating money will help these residents most in the long run. Images of large food donatio

The African Paradise restaurant in south Minneapolis is located near the site where the most intense protests occurred following the death of George Floyd. Like other minority-owned businesses, it faces an uncertain future because of damage to the building. (Nancy Korsah)

MINNEAPOLIS -- It took a long time for minority business owners to get established in parts of Minneapolis where protests demanding justice for George Floyd escalated over the weekend. But the property damage left in the wake will likely put those businesses and their customers in an even tougher si

Brad Miller's family, above, takes part in the Twin Cities Heart Walk each year to honor his legacy. Family members will be among the many to participate in this year's virtual walk, which was forced to change formats in response to the coronavirus pandemic. (AHA)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Nonprofit organizations face major obstacles in carrying out large fundraisers during the coronavirus pandemic. The same is true for Minnesota organizations, but one group is giving it a try in the virtual world. The Minnesota chapter of the American Heart Association will hold

A new online effort being led by a Minneapolis nonprofit aims to connect people feeling a lack of human connection during the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

MINNEAPOLIS - Not everyone can huddle up safely in their homes during the pandemic. Many Minnesotans are on the front lines or lack community support - but a new initiative aims to give them a voice. Virtual chats called "Weather Together" are being spearheaded by Marnita Schroedl - CEO of Marnita

Minnesota's stay-at-home order is scheduled to end this Friday, but Gov. Tim Walz gave no specific indication about whether it would be extended during his State of the State speech Sunday. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Gov. Tim Walz offered Minnesotans a mix of harsh realities and encouragement in his State of the State speech Sunday night. The message had a singular focus: the coronavirus crisis. The speech, which had been postponed by the pandemic, was streamed through YouTube from the gover

Groups such as AARP hope Minnesota seniors can access help if their normal support structure is affected by the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Senior citizens across Minnesota might find it harder to get access to supplies or crucial information during the pandemic, but a leading nonprofit is rolling out several initiatives to make sure they're not isolated from help. Public-health officials have urged residents to sta

Hunger Solutions Minnesota is encouraging people planning to donate extra supplies to food shelves to take in boxes from neighbors. They say fewer trips can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A number of agencies have mobilized staff members and volunteers to distribute food to Minnesotans in need in response to the new coronavirus. But an anti-hunger group says the work being done during this crisis is only the beginning. Over the past week, Second Harvest Heartland

The Minnesota Department of Health has already requested $25 million in state funding to help prevent coronavirus spread in the state. (Adobe Stock)

DULUTH, Minn. -- Minnesota health officials say they're working to contain the spread of coronavirus after the state announced its first case last week. But one local health-care consultant says neighborhoods need to band together as well. Dan Billings, chief innovation officer at Pathway Health,

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