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Featured on today’s rundown; LGBTQ Americans excluded from the 2020 Census; we take a look at how Trump’s energy policies could hurt the sector’s biggest jobs creator; plus how overturning online privacy rules may especially impact immigrants.

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Public News Service - MN: Women's Issues

Women's groups rally and march again today, as part of International Women's Day. (ERA Minnesota)

MINNEAPOLIS – Lawmakers in Minnesota are debating legislation to give equal protection to residents regardless of gender, and they'll be greeted by hundreds of women urging them to vote 'yes' at the State Capitol today. On this International Women's Day, women across the state and globe are

Minnesota would be the sixth state in the U.S. with permanent paid parental leave if state lawmakers decide to approve it. (mn.gov)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota lawmakers are being urged to hear two bills that resulted from an agreement between state employees and Gov. Mark Dayton, to allow six weeks of paid leave for both parents after the birth or adoption of a child. Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAP

Women between ages 40 and 60 are most vulnerable to romance scams. (gettyimages)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- February is traditionally prime time for romance, but it's also a time when internet scammers are out looking for victims. Experts advise Minnesotans to proceed with caution before they let their hearts - and their finances - get tangled up in a romantic scheme. Special Agent Ga

Women in Minnesota and across the country are encouraged to know the signs of heart disease. (American Heart Assn.)

DULUTH, Minn. – At the age of 54, Kristin Ryan of Duluth learned firsthand what health officials have been saying for years – heart disease isn't a man's disease. Ryan, a nurse practitioner, suffered cardiac arrest at the end of a 5K race she was running with her family in Florida on T

Students have organized a walkout on the University of Minnesota campus to show their concerns about new President Trump's agenda. (sds.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota students are walking out of class today in protest of the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president. The walkouts are happening at the University of Minnesota and Augsburg College as part of a citywide call to action by the "Resist from Day One Coalition." Graduate

As Minnesota lawmakers meet in 2017, they're being asked to keep the state's women in mind. (mn.gov)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Advocates in Minnesota say more work will be done in 2017 to make sure women's voices are being heard. Last fall, Barbara Baptiste, director of the Legislative Office on the Economic Status of Women, held nine "listening sessions" around the state to learn about what challenges

Minnesota has a new round of grants to help mothers struggling with drug addiction. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

MINNEAPOLIS – New grant money is being used by a dozen organizations in Minnesota to help pregnant and parenting women face and conquer their substance-abuse problems. Just over $4 million has been distributed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and the same amount has been approved

State employees can take up to six weeks of paid time to be with their newborn or newly adopted child. (OakleyOriginals/flickr.com)

ST PAUL, Minn. -- On Wednesday, Minnesota became the fourth state in the nation to offer state employees paid parental leave. Gov. Mark Dayton approved the plan that allows new parents to take up to six weeks to be with their newborn or adopted child. Licensed childcare facilities in Minnesota don

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