Monday, September 20, 2021

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The American Rescue Plan could provide essential training to boost jobs in construction, and we explore a trauma-informed approach to preventing marijuana use in teens.

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The U.S. military apologizes for a drone strike that killed 10 Afghan civilians, the Justice for J6 rally in Washington draws few, the CDC says it will help public health departments, and France recalls its ambassadors to the U.S. and Australia.

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Lawsuits stall debt relief for America's Black farmers; Idaho hospitals using "critical care" protocols; grant money boosts rural towns in Utah and more conservation acreage could protect the iconic sage grouse.

Sharon Rolenc


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"We are the Government": Remembering MN's "Happy Warrior"

MINNEAPOLIS - Friday marks the 100th birthday of former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, whose nickname as a young U.S. senator from Minnesota was …

Minnesota Job Seekers in Jeopardy Under Current Budget Negotiations

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Job creation has been identified by state lawmakers as a priority this session. But as the legislature finalizes budget …


Community Action Month Highlights Solutions to Poverty

ST. PAUL, Minn. - May is National Community Action Month, a time to highlight the plight of the working poor and honor the community-level work that …

Sowing the SEEDS of Bilingual Instruction

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A unique group of Minnesota students will graduate today from a program that helps Spanish-speaking child-care providers better …


Minnesota College Students Face Mounting Loan Debt

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Republican state lawmakers in Minnesota Monday refused Democratic-Farmer-Labor Governor Mark Dayton's proposed budget compromise…

Child Advocates Analyze How HHS Budget Cuts Impact Minnesota's Children

ST. PAUL, Minn. - It's now one week until the end of Minnesota's regular legislative session, and state lawmakers are scrambling to finalize the …


Message in the Bottle: MN Law Successfully Clears Store Shelves of BPA

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Parents in Minnesota can rest a little easier now, according to a new report from the Healthy Legacy coalition, co-founded by …

"Army" of Moms Tackle Antibiotic Overuse in Animal Food Industry

MINNEAPOLIS - Each year, tens of thousands of Americans die and hundreds of thousands more fall seriously ill from antibiotic-resistant infections - …


National Study Underscores Importance of Minnesota's Health Initiatives

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Children in Minnesota and nationwide have too much access to screen time, sugary beverages and junk food, according to a national …

Faith Community Leads Vigil at Capitol Calling for Humane Budget

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota became the 32nd state in the union, 153 years ago today. To honor Statehood Day, Minnesota's largest faith communities …


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