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Nine-Run Inning Powers Nebraska Past Northwestern

Lincoln - For the second straight game, a big inning propelled the Nebraska softball team past Northwestern, as the Huskers secured the series victory with a 9-5 win over the Wildcats on Saturday afte... Read More

Rural Futures Institute aims to help improve life in small towns

LINCOLN--Rural communities in Nebraska are the driving force behind the Rural Futures Institute, a program meant to address problems specific to rural life. The Rural Futures Institute was developed in 2010 by the University of Nebraska system t... Read More

Farm Bureau Supports Trade Promotion Authority Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2015— Expanding international trade is vital to the success of America’s farmers and ranchers. To make that expansion happen, Congress must approve trade promotion authority, the American Farm Bureau Federation said to... Read More

ASA Lauds Bipartisan Bill to Grant TPA to White House

WASHINGTON (April 16, 2015) – The American Soybean Association (ASA) praised the introduction of a bipartisan bill that will extend trade promotion authority (TPA) to President Barack Obama. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) an... Read More

Police still hunting for 2 sisters missing on Michigan trip

State police still are searching for two sisters from Nebraska and Oklahoma who have been missing for a week during a trip in Michigan.     Det. Sgt. Jeff Marker said Saturday there have been many tips but still no sign of 52-year-old Leslie Roy a... Read More

Huskers Fall to Buckeyes, 2-1, in Extras

Lincoln – On a day when both starting pitcher took the mound in the 10th inning, the No. 23 Nebraska baseball team (29-12, 6-5 Big Ten) dropped its first extra-inning game of the year and saw its six-game winning streak against the Ohio State B... Read More

Nebraska high school teams to compete for college savings

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The winners of this year's Personal Finance Challenge will receive thousands of dollars in college savings accounts, thanks to the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust and the Nebraska Council on Economic Education at the Universit... Read More

Trend indicates decline in special elections held at polling places

LINCOLN – Of the 16 special elections scheduled so far this year in Nebraska, the majority will be conducted by mail. Only five will require voters that go to the polls. Secretary of State John Gale says statistics indicate a steady decline in the ... Read More

USDA Reminds Farmers to Certify Conservation Compliance by June 1 Deadline

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers that the 2014 Farm Bill requires producers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) with their loc... Read More

Kearney man charged in pharmacy fire to face trial

A Kearney man accused of starting a fire at a Minden pharmacy in March has waived his preliminary hearing and will stand trial on an arson charge.    34-year-old Aaron Stones was bound over for trial on Thursday.  Stones is charged with one count ... Read More

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Introduction of Legislation to Support Trade Promotion Authority

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today released the following statement: "U.S. agriculture applauds the introduction of Trade Promotion Authority legislation today. We look for quick action by Congress to provide the... Read More