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National Grasslands Visitors Center to close for renovations

CHADRON, Neb. (AP) _ The National Grasslands Visitors Center in northwest Nebraska is scheduled to close for renovations. The U.S. Forest Service says the facility will close starting May 4, and could... Read More

Big issues loom for Nebraska lawmakers as session nears end

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ With a little more than a month left in the session, Nebraska lawmakers still to have to take final action on some of the year's largest and most contentious issues. The list includes the budget, property taxes, medical marijuana... Read More

Brownback Proposal Would Raise Taxes To Close Budget Gap

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas is expected to increase taxes to close a budget shortfall, but Republicans who control the Legislature don't yet agree on the outlines of a plan. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback wants to protect major income tax cuts he p... Read More

Law Enforcement Torch Run taking place in May

This year's events for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics take place in mid to late May. Minden's torch run begins at 5:00 p.m. on May 14th, and will start at Browns Market and end at the town square with a BBQ. Kearney's to... Read More

American Agricultural Labs Receives Grant

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (NEDED) has just announced approval of a grant for the expansion of American Agricultural Laboratory, Inc. The grant to McCook Economic Development Corporation from the Site and Building Fund in the amo... Read More

UNK Baseball: Lopers Win Finale to Salvage the Series

Kearney, Neb. – Third baseman Kyle Carnahan hit a two-run walk-off homer to lift Washburn to a 6-5 win over the Nebraska-Kearney in the first game of a double header Saturday evening in Topeka, Kansas. The Lopers bounced back to win the night ca... Read More

Hastings splits with Mount Marty

Hastings - The Hastings College softball team missed its chance to host the opening round of the Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament splitting with Mount Marty dropping game one 16-11 while rolling in game two 16-1 on a home run filled d... Read More

(Audio) Huskers Roll Over K-State In Grand Island

Grand Island, Neb. - In front of a sold-out crowd of 6,006 at the Heartland Events Center, the Nebraska volleyball team put on an impressive display in a 25-13, 25-11, 25-23 sweep against Kansas State on Saturday night. Playing against a veteran Wil... Read More

Govt Officials Announce Partnerships with Ag Producers Over Climate Change

In a speech today at Michigan State University, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out a comprehensive approach to partner with agricultural producers to address the threat of climate change. Building on the creation of USDA's Climate Hubs last y... Read More

NEST to Award $6,000 to Kids for Farm-Themed Photos

The NEST on the Farm Fun Photo $1,000 Drawing, sponsored by NEST 529 College Savings and First National Bank of Omaha, was announced this week by Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. This program offers children an ... Read More

Death toll nears 1,200

  KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Tens of thousands of people are preparing to spend the night in the open after a powerful earthquake shook Nepal and its neighboring countries. Authorities say the quake has killed nearly 1,200 people but that numb... Read More