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Friday, June 9, 2023

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Former President Donald J. Trump first ever to face federal charges in 7 count indictment; the Supreme Court strikes down Alabama's Congressional Maps; Canadian wildfires affect the health of humans and wildlife.

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The Supreme Court upholds a key provision of the Voting Rights Act over Alabama redistricting, smoky skies could spell EPA trouble for some states, and President Biden calls on Congress to pass LGBTQ+ protections.

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Rural communities launch projects with funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, a study says rural transgender adults feel less supported than those in urban areas, and a summer road trip could mean majestic scenic byways or a sprinkling of donut shops.

Laurie Stern


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Minnesotans Defend Unions Before Crucial Court Case

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The future of unions could hang on a case being argued Monday before the U.S. Supreme Court. It's called Janus v. American …

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Long-Planned Gun Control Rally Takes on New Urgency

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota legislative session is beginning with an emphasis on gun control. The mass shooting at a high school in …

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Better Food Gets Closer in Minnesota

STAPLES, Minn. — The name says it all: the Good Food Access Program helps small food retailers reach people in parts of the state with limited …

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Trump Budget Signals Trouble for Hungry Minnesotans

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Trump budget proposal would cut almost $20 billion next year from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)…

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Minnesotans Head Back to the Future for Food

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Community food systems are a growing trend in Minnesota - farmers markets are just one example. Erin McKee with the …

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MN Precinct Caucuses: Worth the Trouble?

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Tuesday night, 30,000 Minnesotans went to precinct caucuses. That's just 1 percent of the roughly 3 million who voted in 20…

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Minnesotans Seek Rx for Drug Prices

ST. PAUL, Minn. – As the price of prescription drugs keeps going up and Congress provides no solution, states are beginning to take matters …

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More Minnesotans Can Get Help with Heating Bills

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Only about one in four Minnesota households eligible for help with heating bills is getting it. The Low Income Energy …

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Minnesotans to Show Heart This Friday

ST. PAUL, Minn. – February is American Heart Month and Friday is National Wear Red Day. Many Minnesotans will be wearing red to help show …

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Minnesotans Plan Pause to Remember

ST. PAUL, Minn. – This year marks the 50th anniversary of death of the slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. And the union that …

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