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PNS Daily Newscast - December 15, 2017 


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Public News Service - ND: Philanthropy

North Dakota food growers are being asked to help get a quarter-million pounds of fresh produce to thousands of hungry kids and seniors in the state. (North Dakota Department of Agriculture)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- For many North Dakota farmers and gardeners, August is harvest time, and the state's Department of Agriculture is asking them to help meet the needs of thousands of hungry people. More than 93,000 children, families and seniors in the state rely on food assistance every year. To

Thousands of North Dakota parents who are behind in child support payments are getting some unique help to catch up. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - With Father's Day just around the corner, North Dakota officials are now offering some forgiveness for parents who've been late on their child support payments. For the first time the state's child support service is setting up what's called the Amnesty Project for parents who ow

PHOTO: Food shelf use in North Dakota is up 6.5% this year. Courtesy Hunger Solutions Minnesota.

FARGO, N.D. - Despite North Dakota's oil boom and low jobless rate, people there still struggle to put food on the table. Jessica Arneson, agency relations manager with the Great Plains Food Bank, says the number seeking help through Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota programs this year is up.

BISMARCK, N. D. - The people of North Dakota are opening their wallets to help with the state's housing crunch – and they're doing it without spending a dime. Josh Askvig, AARP North Dakota associate state director for advocacy, says folks can contribute to the recently-established North Dakot

BISMARCK, N.D. - A major new initiative from the American Heart Association will put a 12-lead electrocardiograph in each of the roughly 1,000 ambulances which serve North Dakota. The 12-lead EKG, which fully graphs heart activity through wires attached to a patient's chest, is needed to diagnose w

BISMARCK, N.D. - An Internal Revenue Service deadline is coming up this week for small non-profit organizations across North Dakota and the country to keep their tax-exempt status. Dana Schaar, executive director of the North Dakota Association of Non-Profit Organizations, says Congress passed a la

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