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PNS Daily Newscast - October 19, 2017 


Attorney General Sessions tight-lipped before the Senate Judiciary Committee; a new report says birth control access is critical for both health and economic security; and expect a personal touch to finances as today marks Credit Union Day.

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Public News Service - MN: Education

Only 13 percent of children walk or bike to school, compared with nearly 50 percent 50 years ago. (American Heart Association)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Many around the country celebrate National Bike or Walk to School Day today, including more than 200 schools in Minnesota. Research shows that a little exercise on the way to school could help kids and communities all year long. "Kids who have this opportunity to walk or bike to s

The 2016 Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College considered disparities in the global economy; this year, the focus is reproductive technology.  (Gustavus Adolphus College)

ST. PETER, Minn. – For 53 years, the Nobel Conference has brought leading thinkers to the Gustavus Adolphus College campus in St. Peter. Starting on Tuesday, this year's conference theme is advances in reproductive technology, including male birth control and fetal gene transplants. Confer

A St. Paul event, CodeSwitch, is part of the National Day of Civic Hacking on Saturday. (Matylda/FlickR)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A hackathon this weekend aims to use computer code and real-life experience to solve pressing social problems. The two-day event in Saint Paul is part of the National Day for Civic Hacking, a four-year-old federal initiative to encourage community activists to harness the pow

Leech Lake Tribal College ranks among the top community colleges on multiple national lists, including a new one out this month. (Courtesy Leech Lake Tribal College)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A personal finance website ranks Minnesota's Leech Lake Tribal College in Cass Lake the number one community college in the nation for overall quality. WalletHub looked at price, faculty-student ratio and graduation rates among other factors in its rankings of 728 schools.

There are about 18,000 day-care centers and 9,000 in-home child-care providers in Minnesota. (Grant Barrett/Creative Commons)<br />

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Tens of thousands of Minnesota children and their families stand to benefit from new federal requirements for child-care providers. There is new training in 11 specific areas for providers in the Child Care Assistance Program, from dispensing medicine to emergency preparedness. Co

President Trump's proposed immigration ban brought Minneapolis residents out to support diversity in February. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

MINNEAPOLIS - A national anti-racism group this week published a map that shows 10 hate groups based in Minnesota. After weekend violence during a white-supremacist march in Charlottesville, Va., and another incident even closer to home, Minnesotans are wondering what, if anything, they can do. Th

Minnesota has new guidelines that aim to help gender-diverse and transgender students. (Brett Levin/Flickr)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As the new school year approaches, schools and students are trying to make sense of the new transgender toolkit released last week by the Minnesota Department of Education. The guidelines have drawn fire from opponents who claim they threaten parental rights and student privacy, wh

More of Minnesota's children have access to fresh produce as a result of the Market Bucks program. (Jesse Davis)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - It's the time of year when local farmers are busy selling fresh fruits and vegetables they've worked hard to grow, and hunger-fighting advocates are hoping a state-funded program will help lower-income Minnesotans purchase that produce. When SNAP recipients buy at farmers markets

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