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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


In focus on our Friday Rundown; the U.S. Senate takes a first step towards passing major tax cuts; holiday help wanted as retail and restaurant job opportunities abound; plus, we report on a website that helps new moms take 12 from work.

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This year's national Democracy Convention is Aug. 2-6 in the Twin Cities. (democracyconvention.org)

MINNEAPOLIS -- A diverse group of activists, organizers, artists, educators, students and elected officials from around the U.S. is gearing up for the 2017 Democracy Convention, being held in the Twin Cities next week. It's the third annual event, and Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, national director with

PHOTO: A report on long-term care in the United States ranks Minnesota as No. 1 overall for older adults, family caregivers and people with disabilities. Photo credit: Abbyfield Kent/Flickr

ST. PAUL, Minn. – It's an issue that's growing in importance, along with the age of Minnesota's population. And when it comes to long-term care, a newly released report ranks the state best in the nation. The top rating comes from the latest national scorecard that reviewed some 26 indicator

PHOTO: Voters across the nation go to the polls three weeks from today.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney face off again tonight, this time answering questions from undecided voters in a town-hall-style debate at Hofstra University in New York. One issue that's certain to come up is the future of Social Security and Medicare, says Mic

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Minnesota man is combining two of his favorite activities in hope of making a difference this fall. Seventy-one-year-old Louis Moore, Minneapolis, has a passion for bicycling and civic engagement, so he's working with a coalition of groups to help get people registered to vote in

MINNEAPOLIS - Jobless workers joined labor leaders Tuesday, calling on Minnesota's biggest banks to help jump-start the state economy by investing in job creation and lending to more small businesses. One of the protesters, LeAnn Bosquez of Maple Grove, says big banks received trillions of dollars

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The landscape for electing judges in Minnesota has changed dramatically in recent years. Judicial candidates can now share their social and political views, raise campaign money, and seek election endorsements. A growing number of legal, advocacy and nonprofit groups are worried th

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota has landed on a list of "Judicial Hellholes" for being too tough on big business in civil lawsuits, and a group of attorneys is calling the report "biased." The report by the American Tort Reform Association says a state Supreme Court ruling would allow more than 4,000 people

St. Paul, MN – The other shoe has fallen - and fallen hard - at the State Capitol. Just as he had threatened, Governor Tim Pawlenty has used his so-called "unallotment powers" to cut $2.6 billion out of a variety of programs, in order to balance the state budget. His choices involve all level

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