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The 26th annual Kites and Castles cancelled

NORTH PLATTE - The 26th annual Kites and Castles event held at Lake McConaughy has been canceled this year because of high-water levels. The coordinating committee of Kites and Castles released the n... Read More

Federal judge ruled against Hawaii county’s ban on GMO crops

A federal judge last week ruled that a Maui County, Hawaii, ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops is pre-empted by federal and state law and, therefore, is invalid. The county's ordinance creating the prohibition exceeded the coun... Read More

Creighton and Nebraska Amongst Attendance Leaders

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Creighton and Nebraska are in the top 10 nationally in 2014-15 men's college basketball attendance. The NCAA said Monday Creighton ranked sixth with an average crowd of 17,048 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. Nebraska ranked 10t... Read More

K-State to Host Dairy Sessions for Producers

The heat is on in the dairy industry – in summer temperatures as well as the dairy market. To address key issues for dairy producers, Kansas State University will host “Summer Dairy Herd Challenges: Managing Price and Production Risks” in two l... Read More

Tornado suspected for damage at Nebraska Panhandle farmstead

MORRILL, Neb.  A farmstead in the Nebraska Panhandle has been damaged by what may have been a tornado. Shane Trompke told Scottsbluff radio station KNEB that outbuildings were destroyed and fences and power poles were knocked down around 5 p.m. S... Read More

Husker Receiver Up For National Award

Nebraska wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El was named to the Paul Hornung Award watch list announced Monday morning. The Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Lou... Read More

(Audio) Record Number of Hereford Cattle Shown in Grand Island

Hereford youth, their families and supporters, traveled to Grand Island, Neb., for the 16th annual Junior National Hereford Expo last week. The event was record-breaking with more than 800 exhibitors from 39 states with 2,030 entries including: s... Read More

U.S. Ethanol Makers Race to Expand Even with Policy Uncertainty

Some U.S. ethanol producers are racing to bring on capacity, pushing output to fresh highs even as soaring corn prices tighten margins and the nation's biofuels program faces prolonged uncertainty. Betting on exports and robust domestic fuel deman... Read More

Kansas Could Lose Amtrak Train Service

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas could lose its Amtrak service unless funding is found to satisfy a federal requirement to install positive train control systems along its lines by the end of the year. Most of the tracks along the 2,200-mile Southwest Ch... Read More

Some Kansas Same-Sex Couples Receiving Benefits

ASSOCIATED PRESS - State employees who are married to someone of the same sex can’t yet put their spouses on their health insurance policies, but local government workers in Lawrence have been doing it for years. The city of Lawrence, Douglas Co... Read More

Eastern Nebraska man run over by tractor, officials say

SPRINGFIELD, Neb.  Authorities say a neighbor found the body of a man who was run over by a tractor in eastern Nebraska. Sarpy County Sheriff Jeff Davis says the body of 72-year-old Jerry Norris was found around 7 p.m. Sunday in a field about thr... Read More