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PNS Weekend Newscast - August 19th, 2017 


Here's what we're covering: President Trump got rid of his campaign adviser, health experts are looking into who would be hurt most from climate change, and kids in one state are getting more help dealing with trauma.

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Public News Service - MN: Youth Issues

Minnesota has new guidelines that aim to help gender-diverse and transgender students. (Brett Levin/Flickr)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As the new school year approaches, schools and students are trying to make sense of the new transgender toolkit released last week by the Minnesota Department of Education. The guidelines have drawn fire from opponents who claim they threaten parental rights and student privacy, wh

A new approach to investigating child sexual abuse should better equip small towns to deal with the problem. (First Witness)

DULUTH, Minn. – A conference today in Duluth brings together police, lawyers, social workers and doctors for a new approach to helping victims of child sexual abuse. Instead of dealing separately with various agencies and professionals, victims are interviewed only one time. A video of that

More of Minnesota's children have access to fresh produce as a result of the Market Bucks program. (Jesse Davis)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - It's the time of year when local farmers are busy selling fresh fruits and vegetables they've worked hard to grow, and hunger-fighting advocates are hoping a state-funded program will help lower-income Minnesotans purchase that produce. When SNAP recipients buy at farmers markets

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

Walking or biking to school each day can help children fight obesity, but fewer than 13 percent of Minnesota kids do. (walkmn.org)

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Minnesota winters can be brutal, and it's sometimes hard to get people motivated to get outside, but it's important to make sure folks keep moving, even when it's cold out. That's the idea behind "Winter Walk and Bike to School Day." In 1969, about half the state's childre

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

University of St. Thomas students Zac Quinn and Brian Keller started a business to raise money for pediatric cancer. (lym.org)

MINNEAPOLIS – A company that started as a class project for two college students has expanded into a community service effort for more than 12,000 students on nearly 800 college campuses across the country. Zachary Quinn and Brian Keller were students at the University of St. Thomas in St. Pa

Wednesday is Walk to School Day across Minnesota. The idea is to keep kids moving, so they can stay healthy. (il.gov)

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. – Wednesday is Walk to School Day, and more than 200 schools and thousands of kids across Minnesota are participating. The state and the nation have obesity problems, and Tara Besch, a health educator for Koochiching County, said the annual event is a great way to en

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