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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


2020Talks - August 13, 2020 


Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their first public appearance and running mates. President Trump called Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for baseless conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - SD: Toxics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Now that South Dakota's new smoke-free law is on the books, the American Cancer Society says there's no better time to quit. This week marks the group's annual "Great American Smoke-out," when smokers are urged to stop lighting up for at least one day in the hopes that it will st

ELK POINT, S. D. - The state of South Dakota has been monitoring air quality in the area of Union County where the proposed Hyperion Energy Center would be located. However, local residents who have maintained the state isn't doing an adequate job of testing have decided to do their own. Denny Larso

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'

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

Watertown, SD - A proposed coal-fired South Dakota power plant faces a big hurdle in neighboring Minnesota today, as plans for a power line across the border come before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Environmental and scientific groups say the Commission should reject the plan, because

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