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PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2017 


Here's what we're following on today's rundown: a federal appeals court will not reinstate Trump’s revised travel ban; a shake up at the USDA could hurt rural America; and the body slamming of a reporter in Montana may be part of a bigger pattern of hostility toward journalists.

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Accidents involving bikes, skateboards and scooters make up a majority of preventable injuries in children. (nih.gov)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Today is National Bike to School Day, and before millions of kids across the country rush out the door, safety advocates are reminding parents to make sure their children are wearing a helmet. Preventable injury is the number one killer of children, said Dr. Marcee White, medical

Lawmakers in Minnesota are debating funding for early-childhood education programs. (Sierra Neely)

ROSEVILLE, Minn. -- A new in-depth look at children’s access to programs - part of Minnesota's new Early-Childhood Longitudinal Data System - finds that children of color, Native Americans and lower-income children are more likely than their wealthier, white peers to be enrolled in at least on

Grocery stores and supermarkets are disappearing from some neighborhoods in Minnesota. (Virginia Carter)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – About 340,000 Minnesotans don't have access to healthy food on a regular basis because of either distance or income barriers, and about a quarter of a million live more than 10 miles from a large grocery store or supermarket. A recent poll commissioned by the Center for Pre

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

One in four children in Minnesota lacks access to healthy food, simply because he or she lives in areas where grocery shopping choices are limited. (Virginia Carter)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesotans for Healthy Kids Coalition last year pushed legislation to address so-called food deserts in rural and urban areas, and now a bill to fund such legislation is being introduced at the State Capitol Thursday. The Good Food Access Fund would provide loans, grant

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

Gov. Mark Dayton will unveil his state budget next month, and detail is views one what to do with a $1.4 billion surplus. (mn.gov)

MINNEAPOLIS — A group that represents working Minnesotans is asking the state Legislature not to blow the budget surplus on tax breaks for billionaires and big business. AFSCME Council 5 has called on lawmakers to focus investment on economic security. The group's executive director, Eliot S

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