PNS Daily Newscast - February 24, 2020 

South Korea raises to highest alert after jump in coronavirus cases. New York aims to speed process for renewable projects.

2020Talks - February 21, 2020 

Tomorrow are the Nevada caucuses, and Nevada Democrats are hoping for them to run far more smoothly than the ones in Iowa. Candidates battle for that top spot and voting continues.

Public News Service - ND: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

Bismarck, ND – There's going to be something new on North Dakota grocery shelves in the coming weeks - a healthier doughnut. Fetting's/Top Taste of Finley, the North Dakota State Mill and Elevator in Grand Forks, and Dakota Pride Cooperative in Jamestown have come up with a new way to use w

Minot, ND – With commodity prices down, input costs up, and some North Dakota farmers still holding on to last year's crops, some big decisions will have to be made soon about what to plant this spring. The North Dakota Farmers Union and the agriculture risk management firm Country Hedging wi

Lyons, NE – The belief that the rural lifestyle prompts North Dakotans to stay slimmer, eat better and do harder physical labor than city dwellers appears to be just a myth. It's been debunked in a new overview of national research, by Dr. Joe Blankenau of Wayne State College and released by

Bismarck, ND – The face of child poverty in North Dakota is almost entirely Native American, according to a new report compiled by the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF). CDF's State of America's Children 2008 report finds Native American children have about a 50-percent chance of living belo

Wales, ND – This Thanksgiving, North Dakota families are being encouraged to include something grown locally or organically on the Thanksgiving menu by the Consumers Union. The organization is promoting the idea of putting more locally produced turkey, fruit, vegetables, baked goods, dairy and

Medina, ND – People in North Dakota, and across the country, are reevaluating their food buying habits. A new survey from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture indicates there are several factors behind the changes, from the higher costs of food and fuel to concerns of food safety and

Jamestown, ND – Many North Dakota children are overweight; one of the reasons may be too much time spent playing video games. Accordingly, there's action to promote some positive "screen time" for kids in the state. A new Web site launched by the American Heart Association of North Dakota (AH

Madison, SD – The fast-growing organic farming industry attracts more new farmers every year. To help them learn management practices and more, the Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society is holding a Summer Symposium and Farm Tour on July 22. Host farmer Charles Johnson will welcome s

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