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PNS Daily Newscast - January 24, 2018 


Following the interview with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Special counsel Robert Mueller is said to be ready to interview President Donald Trump; also on our rundown; a gerrymandering ruling in Pennsylvania called a major victory; and we take you to a state where the homeless count is going digital.

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Public News Service - ND: Consumer Issues

Sen. John Hoeven, R-North Dakota, and other lawmakers want to revise a provision for farmer cooperatives that was hastily added to the new tax law. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

BISMARCK, N.D. – A late addition to the tax law passed in December could give North Dakota farmer cooperatives a boost, but will lawmakers keep it around? Known as Section 199A, it was added to the tax bill at the last minute, to preserve a deduction that allows farmers to deduct up to 20 pe

Farm producers in North Dakota only have one choice of rail service. (Michael Matalis/U.S. Department of Agriculture)

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota farmers are concerned about the dwindling number – and increased monopolization – of railroad companies. Terry Whiteside, an attorney who mainly represents grain producers in the West, says the problem for farmers is twofold. First, the cost for tr

Protests to save net neutrality are scheduled for Dec. 7. (Credo Action/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – What will repealing net neutrality rules mean for communities in rural America? Public interest groups say it could present unique challenges. The Federal Communications Commission will vote next week on chairman Ajit Pai's proposal to roll back current rules that force In

Fruits and vegetables are lower in calories and higher in fiber and vitamins, making them smart choices for holiday meals. (RitaE/Pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The holiday season is around the corner, and while that means fun get-togethers with family and friends, it also means hearty meals that can add up at the waistline. That's why health professionals and the American Heart Association are celebrating Eat Smart Day today, as well as

Montana-Dakota Utilities is proposing to raise its rates for third time in four years. (Bilfinger SE/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Public input sessions will be held this week for Montana-Dakota Utilities' proposed rate hike, which would affect about 100,000 North Dakotans. MDU is asking the Public Service Commission for permission to raise its natural gas rate 5.4 percent. It would be the third increase in

Nearly 50 percent of North Dakota is experiencing extreme or exceptional drought, the two highest stages of drought. (National Drought Mitigation Center)

SOUTH HEART, N.D. – North Dakota farmer Bob Kuylen says he's mowed his lawn once this summer. Normally it's at least once a week. Kuylen farms near South Heart in the southwestern part of the state, colored the darkest red on drought maps, marking that the area is in the highest stage of d

North Dakotans in the Bakken region, where oil production is most heavily concentrated, have reported health problems they believe are the result of air pollution. (Tim Evanson/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakotans are still fighting air pollution, even as the Environmental Protection Agency takes the next steps toward removing regulations on methane-flaring at oil and gas well sites. A new report from the Dakota Resource Council finds methane is affecting local resident

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., has become integral to the GOP's efforts to pass health-care reform. (Bob Nichols/U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

FARGO, N.D – Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota has become a key vote for Republicans looking to pass health-care reform. As support for the legislation waned, including from Hoeven, leaders in the Senate pushed back a vote on their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. With the

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