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PNS Daily Newscast - January 28, 2020 


Testimony could be in play at the Trump impeachment trial. And are less strict emission standards at odds with consumers?

2020Talks - January 28, 2020 


Voters talked about "electability." What does it really mean? Democratic candidates have varying approaches, from courting Obama to Trump voters to mobilizing as many voters as possible.

Public News Service - ND: Rural/Farming

The brown squares on this satellite image indicate the areas of unharvested corn in an otherwise snowy North Dakota landscape. (NASA Earth Observatory)

MAKOTI, N.D. - Many North Dakota farmers have yet to harvest all their 2019 crops, due to the wet fall and more snow over the winter. There's also concern about planting new crops this spring. The state Department of Agriculture estimates that North Dakota farmers are still sitting on roughly two

Snow and below-freezing temperatures can lead farmers to feel isolated in the winter. (Tatiana/Adobe Stock)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Mental health on farms is a serious issue this time of year as the blues can settle in when temperatures drop. Brandon Delvo, a community operations specialist with the North Dakota Farmers Union, says the agriculture economy is weighing on farmers, and winter months can create i

A loophole allows foreign importers to label beef minimally processed in the country as

PETTIBONE, N.D. -- As Congress nears approval of a deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, some farmers and ranchers are disappointed in the lack of country-of-origin labeling, or COOL, in the bill. Supporters say a loophole allows foreign importers to put "Product of the U.S." on

Meridian Energy has proposed an oil refinery within three miles of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. (Amy Meredith/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – The struggle over an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park is in the hands of the North Dakota Supreme Court. Key groups await the justices' decision on the case focusing on the state Public Service Commission's decision not to require a siting permit for the Me

Saltwater injection oil wells have the potential to leak onto farmers' land and make it untenable. (wahoowins/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota is proposing to strengthen regulations for abandoned oil wells. The proposals have landowners and groups such as the Dakota Resource Council (DRC) cautiously optimistic, seeing the rules as a long time coming. Draft rules include a measure to make companies pa

Jim Wznick is president of the North Dakota Cooperative Managers' Association. There are about 500 co-ops in the state. (Courtesy of Wznick)

STANLEY, N.D. – October is National Co-op Month, highlighting the important role of cooperatives, especially in rural communities. Co-ops are unique because they're owned and run jointly by their members. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, North Dakota has the third-highest numb

China has promised to raise soybean tariffs by 5% in September. (United Soybean Board/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – As trade tensions simmer between the United States and China, farmers in North Dakota and across the country are feeling the pain. The Trump administration and Beijing continue to go back and forth in the trade dispute. Earlier this month, after President Donald Trump announc

Children's Advocacy Centers of North Dakota says it is the first organization in the country to use telehealth to treat kids who have been abused. (JYPIX/Adobe Stock)

BISMARK, N.D. – Rural North Dakota is getting a digital solution to the lack of mental-health resources for children who've been victims of abuse. Children's Advocacy Centers of North Dakota launched telehealth therapy services this week for kids handling trauma. Interim director of the cente

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