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PNS Daily News - November 21, 2019 


Sondland confirms a Ukraine quid pro quo; $1.5 trillion on the line for states in the 2020 Census Count; and time's almost up to weigh-in on proposed SNAP cuts.

2020Talks - November 21, 2019 


Last night, ten candidates took the stage for a more civil debate than we've seen so far this cycle to talk about issues from climate change to corruption in politics - but there were some tense moments.

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Public News Service - MN: Criminal Justice

Critics say the state should not turn to the owner of an empty private prison in Swift County to reduce inmate overcrowding, because the corporation has a record full of

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Reopening a private prison in Appleton would be a terrible solution to inmate overcrowding, according to Minnesota labor and community groups. The state's prisons are overflowing, and Swift County officials want a legislative task force to reconsider an empty private prison

Frank Abagnale is now an ambassador for the AARP's Fraud Watch Network, but when he was a young man he stole millions while passing himself off as an airline pilot, a doctor and an attorney. Credit: AARP Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and Minnesotans are getting tips on how to protect themselves from a man who knows the fraud business all too well. Frank Abagnale, the former con man whose life was portrayed in the movie "Catch Me If You Can," is now regarded as

PHOTO: Minnesota is looking to do more to help an especially vulnerable population of children and babies born to incarcerated mothers. Photo credit: Frank de Kleine/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - They are among the babies who face the biggest hurdles to healthy and successful lives, but more help may soon be on the way with added support for those Minnesota mothers giving birth behind bars. Last year Minnesota passed its first ever law that implemented standards of safety

PHOTO: People convicted of a felony would be able to vote immediately upon their release from prison or jail under a bill to be debated today in the Minnesota Senate. Photo credit: Vox Efx/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Debate is expected today in the Minnesota Senate on a bill that includes a proposal to allow people convicted of felonies to vote immediately upon their release from jail or prison. Currently, those convicted of a felony are unable to vote until they're no longer on parole,

PHOTO: A Minnesota nonprofit organization is reporting success in helping keep former inmates from returning to prison by linking them with opportunities for employment and housing. Photo credit: Krystian Olszanski/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A program in Minnesota is making great strides in helping African-American men who are getting out of prison stay out - and also work toward getting out of poverty. Thomas Adams, president and chief executive of Better Futures of Minnesota, said key to the nonprofit group's succes

PHOTO: An effort to reduce domestic violence among Minnesota's Latino population is using social connectedness to engage the community and let victims know what help is available. Photo credit: Nicola/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Domestic violence cuts across all economic, racial and social boundaries in Minnesota but there can be varied needs among victims, and one effort finding success is focused on the state's Latino population. Ivette Izea-Martinez, community engagement manager at Casa de Esperanza,

PHOTO: A memorial service will be held in Duluth today to honor the 26 victims of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. nearly two years ago. Photo credit: Neil Wilkie/Flickr.

DULUTH, Minn. – This Sunday marks the second anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and the victims are being remembered at events in Minnesota and across the nation. Twenty children along with six adults were killed in the massacre on Dec. 14, 20

PHOTO: A dozen groups statewide are sharing in $900,000 in grant money, as Minnesota continues its efforts to recognize that children who are sexually exploited are victims and survivors, not criminals. Photo credit: Bailey Weaver/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota is taking another step in helping youths break free from sexual exploitation, and in helping them reclaim their lives. The Minnesota Department of Health has awarded $900,000 dollars to 13 organizations across the state to help girls and boys escape from trafficking and

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