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Minnesota public safety agencies reeling from weekend tragedy; Speaker Johnson faces critical decision on Ukraine aid; Public comment sought on proposal to limit growth in health-care costs; MS postal union workers voice concerns about understaffing, mail delays.

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Truckers for Trump threaten to strike over his massive civil fine for business fraud in New York City. Biden wants Norfolk Southern held accountable one year after an Ohio derailment and dangerous chemical spill and faith leaders call for peace in the Israel-Hamas war.

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Drones over West Texas aim to improve rural healthcare, the Ogallala Aquifer, the backbone of High Plains agriculture, is slowly disappearing and federal money is headed to growers of wool and cotton.

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Terri Dee has worn many hats in her nearly 30-year career in radio, tv, and print as a news reporter and anchor for Emmis Communications, technical and creative producer, on-air personality, reporter, anchor, news director, and talk show host for Urban One ("The Chat Room" and "Community Connection") and local news anchor ("All Things Considered") on NPR-member station WFYI-FM in Indianapolis. Terri has received numerous community service awards for her work in addressing illiteracy, and helping troubled youth make better choices. She has an MBA degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.


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