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PNS Daily Newscast - October 22, 2018 


The Trump administration moves to narrow the definition of sexual identity. Also on the Monday rundown: is climate change causing a shift eastward for Tornado Alley? Plus Election Day should find more polling places on Nevada Tribal Lands.

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Public News Service - ND: Urban Planning/Transportation

In 2016 and 2017, small refinery waivers wiped out about 2.2 billion gallons of biofuels obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard. (Matt Dente/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Many farmers in North Dakota and nationwide say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is undercutting the Renewable Fuel Standard by granting too many exemptions for small oil refineries - hurting farmers in the process. The National Farmers Union says it's happy to see t

Drivers are cautioned to be patient this Memorial Day weekend, the most dangerous time of the year to be on the road. (sockixxx/Twenty20)

FARGO, N.D. - North Dakotans will join folks from across the country gearing up for vacations this Memorial Day weekend. Nearly 42 million Americans will be traveling, according to the American Automobile Association, the second-highest it ever has expected. Higher gas prices won't be a deterrent;

Bismarck developed a pop-up bike pathway last year with a grant from AARP's Community Challenge. (Angie Gray Photography)

BISMARCK, N.D. – AARP is looking for ideas that can improve living in people's local communities. The second annual Community Challenge provides grants to projects that can be developed quickly. Last year, Bismarck received more than $12,000 for a pop-up pedestrian and bike pathway from dow

A government watchdog is suggesting ways to improve high-speed Internet access for tribal and rural areas. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - The lack of access to high-speed Internet remains a big problem on tribal lands in North Dakota and across the country. A new report from the federal watchdog Government Accountability Office highlights serious barriers to setting up fast and reliable Internet connections in those a

PHOTO: The 64th Legislative Assembly begins Tuesday in Bismarck, and oil and gas issues within the energy industry will be among those high on the docket. Photo credit: Lindsey G/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - The gavel comes down to open the 2015 North Dakota Legislature Tuesday, and among the issues lawmakers will be asked to address this session are infrastructure improvements for oil and gas extraction. The EmPower North Dakota Commission is recommending about $1 billion in funding o

PHOTO: Drivers in North Dakota will want to use extra caution around schools today, as students statewide are being encouraged to walk or bike to class. Photo credit: Jim Larrison/Flickr.

VALLEY CITY, N.D. - This is Walk to School Day, as students across North Dakota and the nation are encouraged to "get active" as they get to class. Among those taking part in today's activities is Jefferson Elementary School in Valley City, where Principal Troy Miller says many in the community get

BISMARCK, N.D. - The North Dakota Department of Transportation tries to make sure that its projects for the future don't disturb the history of the past, particularly for the state's Native American tribes. The agency has an employee whose job is to make the road less bumpy. That person is Jeani B

FARGO, N. D. - It's happening slowly, but every year, more North Dakota farmland is being lost to development. The annual amount of farmland being plowed under to make way for homes and businesses is small but consistent, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. State Cons

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