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PNS Daily News - March 29, 2017 


Here’s a look at what’s making news today: Trump follows through on promises to dismantle climate policies; the head of the White House-Russia investigation says he won’t step down; and coast-to-coast opposition grows to Session’s sanctuary cities stance.

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Public News Service - MN: Water

Members of Congress have been hearing from those who don't want to see an end to cleanup from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. (NOAA)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Congress has been getting an earful over the past few days about President Trump's plan to gut the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Groups representing the Great Lakes states have been descending on Washington to push back against huge cuts planned for environmental programs.

Protesters say they won't give up their fight to stop the flow of oil through Minnesota and other states. (MN350)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Two activists from Seattle who were arrested last fall for trying to shut off the Enbridge pipeline in Minnesota will be back in court next month, but a judge will allow them to appear via telephone. On Oct. 11, the activists attempted to close down the operation near Clea

Conservationists and businesses want the presidential candidates to support Great Lakes cleanup efforts, including a project at Minnesota's Duluth–Superior Harbor. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As the presidential candidates continue along the campaign trail, a coalition of business and conservation leaders is asking them to make restoring the Great Lakes a priority. The group says more than 40 million people rely on the lakes for clean drinking water, and over a millio

Rural Minnesotans will be talking about local climate change solutions this week. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A group of conservation-minded Minnesotans will be talking about ways the state's rural areas can better deal with climate change. Today kicks off the third Rural Climate Dialogues held around the state. For the next three days, 18 Winona County residents will be laying out

Some Minnesota farmers want to see more cover crops used to help the state's water quality. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota is holding its first-ever Water Summit this weekend, with Gov. Mark Dayton hosting talks about the serious challenges facing the state's water supplies. One of the big issues that will come up during Saturday's talks is expanding the use of cover crops on Minnesota farms

Taxpayers can help protect non-game species, including Minnesota's state bird, the common loon, by making a donation on their state income-tax forms. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As many of us are preparing our income taxes, one state agency is reminding Minnesotans there's an easy way to help protect wildlife at tax time. All it takes is checking the box on the state tax form to donate to the Nongame Wildlife Program, part of the Minnesota Department of

National soil health experts are heading to Minnesota to discuss solutions for farmland water pollution. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Flint, Michigan has garnered a lot of national attention over the water problems there, but water quality is a concern for many states, including Minnesota. Later this month Gov. Mark Dayton will hold a water quality summit, and this week, the Land Stewardship Project is ho

Conservation-minded farmers will be testing new software this month to help weigh the benefits of switching to cover crops. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Farmers who are interested in helping with land conservation could soon have a new tool – and it isn't a new piece of hardware. The tool is individually tailored software, designed to help farmers add up the costs and possible financial benefits of converting from tra

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