Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press The Republican-controlled Senate has passed a bipartisan bill approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The 62-36 vote on Thursday advanced a top priority of the newly empowered GOP, which championed the legislation despite a presidential veto ...

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Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press The Republican-controlled Senate has passed a bipartisan bill approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The 62-36 vote on Thursday advanced a top priority of the newly empowered GOP, which championed the legislation despite a presidential veto ...

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Nebraska-based company to close Minneapolis cracker factory

MINNEAPOLIS  A Nebraska-based food company has announced it will stop producing a rye cracker made exclusively at a Minneapolis plant. According to a statement released Wednesday, ConAgra has decided to stop making RyKrisp crackers due to low demand, although the product was once popular among d...

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Governor Ricketts Stands by Ibach Reappointment

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he stands by his decision to reappoint the state's agriculture director despite protests from animal welfare groups that want him removed. Ricketts said Thursday that he thinks Department of Agriculture director Greg Ibach will continue to improve his agency's polic...

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Heavican: Nebraska needs more rural attorneys, interpreters

LINCOLN, Neb.  Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Heavican says the state has a growing need for rural attorneys and for language interpreters to serve the courts. Justice Michael Heavican told lawmakers Thursday that a shortage of lawyers in rural areas has contributed to an increase in ...

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Nebraska's Sasse to lead US Senate agriculture subcommittee

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska Republican Ben Sasse has been named chairman of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security. A news release Wednesday announcing the appointment says the subcommittee has jurisdiction over livestock issues, agric...

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all-day Hope Evangelical Lutheran – Smit...
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1:00 pm Bulletin Deadline; 8:00 pm AA & Alanon
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Cozad Entertainment @ Cozad High School Auditorium
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all-day “Picture This” Nebraska Poet La... @ Museum of Nebraska Art
“Picture This” Nebraska Poet La... @ Museum of Nebraska Art
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The Museum of Nebraska Art presents, Picture This: Nebraska Poet Laureates– Ted Kooser on view January 30 – April 19, 2015 Picture This: Nebraska Poet Laureates, explores the purpose of poetry, creating a synthesis of the[...]
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Hope Evangelical Lutheran – Smit...
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7:00 pm Congregational Council workshop with Mark Vander Tuig
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Business Spotlight – Flowers of ... @ Flowers of Joy
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Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce Business Spotlight, Flowers of Joy, 1212 N. Adams, 2 p.m. on Friday, January 30th. Stop by Flowers of Joy for coffee and cookies! Join us for a tour! Flowers of[...]
5:00 pm Business After Hours – Lexington @ Kirk's Nebraskaland
Business After Hours – Lexington @ Kirk's Nebraskaland
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The Lexington Clipper Herald will have Business After Hours Friday, January 30th from 5-7 PM.  Come and wish Terrie Baker good luck on her new job as publisher of the North Platte Telegraph.  Meet the[...]

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