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Gaming petition signatures fall short of verification threshold

LINCOLN – Two additional petition initiatives tied to casino gambling at horse racing venues, will not appear on the general election ballot. Secretary of State John Gale says the number of signatur... Read More

Potash Corp. and Agrium Say They Are In Talks to Combine

Fertilizer makers Potash Corp. and Agrium say they are in talks to combine into one company. The Canadian companies gave no financial details about a possible deal and say there's no guarantee that a merger will happen. Both companies sell fert... Read More

Statement from USDA Secretary on Farm Income Forecasts for 2015 and 2016

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued the following statement today on the Farm Income and Financial Forecasts for 2015 and 2016, released by USDA's Economic Research Service. "Today's farm income forecast underscores the unique ability of Amer... Read More

Some Nebraska prison staffers to get $500 retention bonus

LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska corrections officials are awarding $500 retention bonuses to prison employees who work in jobs with high turnover and vacancy rates. The Department of Correctional Services announced the bonuses Tuesday as part of its effo... Read More

(AUDIO) RRN Live From State Fair

The 148th Nebraska state fair started with opening ceremonies  around 10 am on Friday the 26. The fair grounds are located in Grand Island. The Rural Radio Network will be reporting live from the fair. The booth is located in the southeast corner o... Read More

Minnesota Proposes Restrictions to Neonicotinoid Use

Concerns over the role neonicotinoids may play in pollinator health issues have prompted the governor of Minnesota and the state's Department of Agriculture (MDA) to propose sweeping restrictions to neonicotinoid use that are unprecedented for U.S. g... Read More

(Audio) Elwood Ready To Play Football Again

After a one year beak Elwood will play football again this season. Last year Elwood had to cancel the season due to low numbers. The Pirates will play six man football the next two seasons. Elwood will host Elba on Friday afternoon at 3pm. KRVN's Jay... Read More

Nebraska High School Football Ratings

The Associated Press Nebraska high school football rankings in Classes A through D-2. Listings include name of school, season record, previous week's result and this week's opponent. The rankings are based on a formula that includes ratings from the ... Read More

Study Shows Benefits Of 'Livestock Friendly' Designation

More than a decade after Nebraska created its “livestock friendly” designation, participating counties have gained more cattle farms and lost fewer hog farms than those that lack the designation, a new study by agricultural economists at the Univ... Read More

Flood warnings issued for eastern Nebraska, southwest Iowa

Authorities say the Little Blue River has left its banks in south-central Nebraska. The National Weather Service said Tuesday that the river is a foot above flood stage of 10 feet and cresting near Deweese. The service says the high water is movin... Read More

Will Railroads Keep Up During Harvest in US and Canada?

With near-record corn and soybean crops predicted in the U.S. and big crops also expected in Canada, railroad companies in both countries are gearing up for what looks to be another high-volume harvest this fall. The question on many farmers' and shi... Read More