State Fair officials working on outdoor concert plan

Nebraska State Fair officials are working on a plan to book a bigger musical act for a large, outdoor concert for next year. The State Fair Board met for a retreat last week. Executive Director Jos... Read More

Department of Natural Resources Director Resigns

(Lincoln, NE)  Director Brian Dunnigan of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources resigned on Thursday. Director Dunnigan was appointed by Governor Heineman to the position in 2008 after serving in the Department for over 30 years. Director Dun... Read More

NCBA Submits Comments on Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef Proposal

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association submitted comments last week regarding a proposed change in standards of grading beef. Significant changes in the industry have occurred since the late 90's when the last grade standards were published. Based... Read More

Neb. Senators Johanns & Fischer pan Pres. Obama's immigration plan

Nebraska  Republican U.S.  Senators  Mike Johanns and Deb Fischer are turning a  cold shoulder to  President  Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.  Johanns had this take:   “What the President is doing is wrong.  His decision t... Read More

Plum Creek Medical Group Gets High Marks for Quality and Performance

  The Plum Creek Medical Group of Lexington has received top marks for its quality services in a federal assessment of care provided by accountable care organizations (ACOs). PCMG is a member of the South East Rural Physicians Alliance (SE... Read More

Conaway Ready to Work on Next Farm Bill, Immigration

Texas Republican Mike Conaway who was recently confirmed to be chairman of the House Agriculture Committee has said he’s ready to work on the next farm bill and Immigration reform. The comments come on the heels of president Obama’s executive ord... Read More

Huskers To Host Minnesota

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Both teams are coming off losses, but the vibes around Nebraska and Minnesota couldn't be more different. The 21st-ranked Cornhuskers (8-2, 4-2 Big Ten) spent the week trying to come to grips with having allowed an FBS-record 40... Read More

LRHC recognized for patient satisfaction through Urgent Care Unit

  LEXINGTON – Lexington Regional Health Center was recently recognized with an Excellence Through Insight award for “Overall Urgent Care Unit Patient Satisfaction” by HealthStream, Inc. HealthStream seeks to improve patient outcomes th... Read More

President Obama Outlines Immigration Reform Executive Orders

President Obama will grant legal status and work permits for five million illegal immigrants by executive order—a plan that that the American Farm Bureau claims won’t help agriculture. In a prepared statement, AFBF said “In practical terms, we ... Read More

Johanns Honors Gov. Heineman on Senate Floor

U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns took to the Senate floor Thursday to pay tribute to Governor Dave Heineman’s service to the state and nation. Heineman took over as governor when then-Governor Johanns stepped down to become U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Hei... Read More

Kansas May Tap Highway Funds To Fill Budget Gaps

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas legislators are likely to consider diverting funds earmarked for highway projects to general government programs to help solve the state’s budget problems. The chairmen of the House and Senate budget committee say such ... Read More