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PNS Weekend Newscast - May 27th, 2016 


In the news this weekend: an attack in Egypt kills over two dozen people, President Trump's son in law is under the microscope in the Russian spying investigation, and it may take an entire village to save the planet.

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Public News Service - MN: Philanthropy

Most of the trash along the Great Lakes is the result of human activity, and the job is often left to volunteers to pick it up. (NOAA)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Conservation groups are hoping the momentum from Earth Day continues into the rest of the year. Around the country this weekend, people recycled, planted trees, and picked up litter – and some spent the day cleaning up beaches. Stephanie Smith, vice president of ope

A new list honoring people over age 50 in Minnesota aims to dispel the idea that an aging population will be a burden on the state. (AARP Minnesota)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - In an effort to dispel myths about aging, advocates for older Minnesotans are celebrating the accomplishments of those over age 50 this week. AARP Minnesota on Tuesday launched its first-ever 50 Over 50 list to honor dozens of exceptional Minnesotans. The group combed through more

AARP Minnesota is looking for help in creating the state's first list of exceptional folks over age 50 who represent the best in the state's older population. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – You don't have to be young to blaze a trail or do something incredible – and to help prove it, advocates for older Minnesotans are looking to celebrate the accomplishments of those over age 50. AARP Minnesota this year is launching its 50 Over 50 list, and is looking

As legal issues present challenges for some low-income Minnesotans' health, new Medical Legal Partnerships have expanded their access in more rural parts of the state. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A one-year-old Medical Legal Partnership program has expanded this month to help more rural Minnesotans access legal services in a health care setting. The partnership provides free legal advice for low-income patients to navigate certain issues that can have negative effec

AARP Minnesota says hundreds of Minnesotans are backing a push for hospitals to provide more training for caregivers when a loved one is released from the hospital. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A bill to provide family caregivers with extra training is earning some renewed support after it was left pending in the Minnesota House last year. According to AARP Minnesota, more than 500 people have signed letters urging House members to pass what's being called the CAR

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

Dozens of Minnesota parents are graduating from a cradle-to-college program aimed at curbing generational poverty. (NAZ)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Dozens of Minnesota parents will be honored this weekend by one of the state's most ambitious antipoverty community organizations. The Northside Achievement Zone in Minneapolis is hosting its Family Academy graduation ceremony on Saturday at Patrick Henry High School. Sondra Samue

Ahead of the 51st anniversary of the voting rights marches in Selma, Ala., an interfaith group is celebrating the works of the

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Now that we're in the final weeks of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights marches in Selma, Alabama, a group of Minnesota interfaith leaders is celebrating the public justice works of a Midwest nun who was there. The Joint Religious Legislative Coalition is hosting a viewi

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