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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


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Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - SD: Environment

Huron, SD – A program that pays farmers to store carbon in their soil is getting high marks from the South Dakota Farmers Union. The farm group is backing President Obama's climate-change legislation, which includes a "cap-and-trade" system requiring companies to offset the release of greenho

Washington, DC – Thousands of young people from across the country, including South Dakota, are in Washington to participate today in the finale of "Power Shift '09," a national initiative working to encourage the President and Congress to pursue policies that protect the climate by reducing c

Aberdeen, SD – There'll be plenty to talk about when farmers and ranchers come together this weekend in Aberdeen for the annual South Dakota Farmers Union Convention, and high on the list will be the soft economy and the effect it's having on rural South Dakota. President Doug Sombke of the

St. Paul, MN - A controversional decision pits "old" energy against "new" today (Tuesday) as the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission hears final arguments over the Big Stone II transmission line permits. At stake is whether to allow new power lines to stretch into Minnesota from the proposed Big S

Rapid City, SD - Environmental and conservation groups, including the Sierra Club of South Dakota, warn that water pollution will be a major concern if the Canadian-based mining company Powertech USA is given a state permit to mine for uranium near Edgemont. Shirley Frederick, with the Sierra Club'

Huron, SD - The South Dakota Farmers Union is giving high marks to President-elect Barack Obama for picking former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack as the next Secretary of Agriculture. State Farmers Union president Doug Sombke says the nomination shows the President-elect wants an agricultural leader who will

Wilmot, SD - Should billions of taxpayer dollars be used to bail out the automobile industry? It's a question before policymakers again this week. South Dakota Farmers Union E-85 Action Team chairman Orrie Swayze says the discussion should include a challenge to the automakers to fully embrace using

Buffalo, SD - Western and Central South Dakota farmers and ranchers who are lying in the path of a major oil pipeline expansion project are raising concerns that the deadline for commenting on a presidential permit application is too short. TransCanada Corporation submitted the application for the K

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