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... Read More

Williams Plans to introduce LB 560

A bill introduced by State Senator Matt Williams will be taken up in the Nebraska Legislature next week. Williams says the bill will seek money for innovation campus. "I will be introducing LB 560 next week, which is to ask the Legislature and the... Read More

Nebraska senators kill bill to expand family planning

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A bill that would allow more women to qualify for Medicaid family planning services has stalled in the Nebraska Legislature. Supporters fell two votes short Thursday of the 25 needed to advance it, while 21 lawmakers opposed it.... Read More

US, Cuba restart embassy talks; breakthrough seems unlikely

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The U.S. and Cuba are holding a second round of negotiations on restoring diplomatic relations after a half-century interruption. An immediate breakthrough appears unlikely. Although the Obama administration wants embassies reope... Read More

U.S. Energy Department Honors Tri-State G&T with 2014 Wind Cooperative of the Year award

Westminster, Colo. – The United States Department of Energy (DOE) today recognized Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc., as the 2014 Wind Cooperative of the Year in the generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative category. ... Read More

Kansas tax collections $22M more than expected in February

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas collected $22 million more in taxes than expected this month. The Department of Revenue reported Friday that the state collected almost $310 million in taxes in February, when it anticipated taking in $287 million. The su... Read More

Report: Everest Most Popular Kansas Hard Red Wheat Variety

ASSOCIATED PRESS - A government report shows that two varieties of winter wheat developed by Kansas State University are the leading varieties planted in the state. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported that Everest is the top hard... Read More

Kansas Senate Approves Pension System Fix

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has approved to a proposal described by supporters as refinancing part of the long-term debt facing the pension system for teachers and government workers. The vote Thursday was 21-17 on a bill authorizing $... Read More

Drugs and alcohol may have factored into rollover

On February 26 at 2:04 a.m., Deputies and North Platte Rescue were asked to respond to U.S. Highway 30 and Reigan Road, just west of North Platte, to a report of an injury accident. Upon arrival Deputies discovered it was twenty two year old Brent Du... Read More

NWF Presents Jerry Minore Scholarship at Commodity Classic

PHOENIX, AZ – The National Wheat Foundation (NWF) presented the Jerry Minore Scholarship to this year’s recipients at an event in the BASF booth at Commodity Classic today. NWF is pleased to announce the recipients of the Scholarship: Matthew S... Read More

More Elk Collared in North-central Nebraska

BASSETT – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission placed tracking collars on three elk near Bassett in north-central Nebraska on Tuesday, the latest installment of a multi-year effort to use real-time location data to determine populations, make har... Read More