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PNS Daily Newscast - December 15, 2017 


What's next following the FCC vote to end net neutrality? We have a pair of reports. Also on our Friday rundown: We'll let you know why adolescents in foster care need opportunities to thrive; and steps you can take to avoid losing your holiday loot.

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Public News Service - MN: Urban Planning/Transportation

Internet service providers such as Comcast and Verizon use servers like these to convey bits of data from content providers to consumers. (Edgar Oliver/Pixabay)

MINNEAPOLIS – The Federal Communications Commission says it will vote Dec. 14 to repeal net neutrality. Critics say that decision would enrich giant telecommunications companies and put them in charge of what people see, and don't see, on the Internet. That's because net neutrality treats

In 2016, less than 40 percent of Minnesota's electric energy came from coal-fired plants. (Ferruccio Zanone/Flickr)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota gets the number one spot in the Midwest in a new report from the American Council on an Energy Efficient Economy. The state ranks ninth in the nation, up one place from last year. The council comes up with its rankings by comparing states' building codes, transp

Augsburg is an anchor institution that has developed robust partnerships with the surrounding community. (Ed Kohler/FlickR)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota's hospitals, colleges and other major institutions do a lot to help the cities where they're based. But a new report says they could do more by working together. They're often called "anchor institutions," and the report from the Funders Network featured examples

The I35W bridge over the Mississippi River collapsed Aug. 1, 2007, killing 13 people and injuring 145. (Tony Webster/Flickr)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Ten years ago today, the I-35W bridge collapsed in Minneapolis. Today, the state Department of Transportation says bridges are in much better shape - in part because legislators recognized a dire need. MNDOT is in the final year of its $2.5 billion, 10-year program to inspe

Advocates are hoping lawmakers keep pedestrian and bicycle safety in mind when drafting a transportation plan. (Virginia Carter)

St. Paul, MN - Advocates are pressing lawmakers to keep the health benefits residents receive from biking to work, school and for recreation while debating transportation funding, saying active living is a critical component of improving health outcomes and reducing chronic diseases. Comments from D

Minnesota's share in a settlement with Volkswagen is $47 million. (Virginia Carter)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Advocates say lawmakers in Minnesota may be jeopardizing nearly a half billion dollars the state is set to receive in an environmental settlement. Volkswagen lost a court battle that revealed it violated the Clean Air Act over so-called "cheater vehicles" that had software

Walking or biking to school each day can help children fight obesity, but fewer than 13 percent of Minnesota kids do. (walkmn.org)

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Minnesota winters can be brutal, and it's sometimes hard to get people motivated to get outside, but it's important to make sure folks keep moving, even when it's cold out. That's the idea behind "Winter Walk and Bike to School Day." In 1969, about half the state's childre

A new report says to prevent accidents, street designers need to keep pedestrians in mind. (fhwa.gov)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – On average, 13 people are killed every day from being hit by a vehicle, and older adults and people of color are most often the victims. A new report, "Dangerous By Design," takes a look at pedestrian deaths by city and state. It found between 2005 and 2014, more than 4,600 p

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