Berkshire Hathaway's 4Q profit declines 17 percent

OMAHA, Neb.  Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s fourth quarter profit slid 17 percent because of declines in the paper value of its investments and derivative contracts. Warren Buffett's company released i... Read More

Dawson County Cattleman Accepts Plaque

Rick Shoemaker (right), owner of Lexington Livestock Market accepts a plaque from Dawson County Cattlemen Director, Heath Weichel of Lexington, in recognition of his businesses many contributions to the cattle industry and to beef promotion in Dawson... Read More

Low Interest Rates, No Down Payment for USDA Rural Development Home Mortgage Loans

Lincoln, Neb., February 26, 2015—The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has announced a decrease in the home mortgage interest rate for its Section 502 Homeownership Direct Loan program.  Effective March 1, 2015, the interest rate wi... Read More

National Wheat Foundation Announces Wheat Yield Competition

PHOENIX, AZ – February 26, 2015 – Today the National Wheat Foundation (NWF) announced the creation and implementation of a National Wheat Yield Contest during a press conference at Commodity Classic. Through the primary support of BASF, NWF is ab... Read More

Hastings ends 17-year State Tournament drought

Grand Island-Hastings and Holdrege squared off Friday night for bragging rights in the girls B-5 District Final. The Tigers cut down the net for the first time since 1998 and is Lincoln bound as they downed the Dusters 52-41. Holdrege's impressive 10... Read More

Master's overtime winner downs Sioux City

KEARNEY, Neb. – Nick Master scored both the tying goal with under three minutes to go in the third period and the game-winner in overtime as the Tri-City Storm (28-12-6) defeated the Sioux City Musketeers (31-12-5) 4-3 on Friday night at the Viaero... Read More

Harsher sentences against domestic violence could come with proposed bill

LINCOLN--Sen. Rick Kolowski of Omaha saw a lot of harassment in his time as a high school principal. A bill he has introduced would tighten up current law on punishments for stalkers and domestic violence perpetrators. LB 307 would make sente... Read More

West Point Officials Updated On Wimmer's Plant Closing

West Point city officials met Friday morning with a couple of representatives from the Land O'Frost Wimmer's plant to discuss the announced closing of the plant later this Spring. Mayor Marlene Johnson says one of the topics they discusses concern... Read More

USDA Releases Data Showing How Trans Pacific Partnership Benefits All 50 States

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 - In conjunction with a series of Made in Rural America Executive Actions announced today by President Obama and the White House, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released data today showing the opportunities for ag... Read More

Huskers drop series opener at LMU

Los Angeles – The Nebraska baseball team (4-4, 0-0 Big Ten) took a 1-0 lead in its series opener against the Loyola Marymount Lions (6-2, 0-0 WCC) on Friday night, but the Lions scored the final four runs of the game to take the opener, 4-1 on Frid... Read More

Vikings Come Up Short

North Platte, A slow start was too much for Bertrand to overcome as the Vikings lost to Sandhills/Thedford in the D2-4 District Final 50-43 on Friday night. The Knights jumped out to a 15-2 first half lead and would never trail. In the third quarter,... Read More