Kansas tax collections $22M more than expected in February

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas collected $22 million more in taxes than expected this month. The Department of Revenue reported Friday that the state collected almost $310 million in taxes in February, ... Read More

NWF Presents Jerry Minore Scholarship at Commodity Classic

PHOENIX, AZ – The National Wheat Foundation (NWF) presented the Jerry Minore Scholarship to this year’s recipients at an event in the BASF booth at Commodity Classic today. NWF is pleased to announce the recipients of the Scholarship: Matthew S... Read More

More Elk Collared in North-central Nebraska

BASSETT – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission placed tracking collars on three elk near Bassett in north-central Nebraska on Tuesday, the latest installment of a multi-year effort to use real-time location data to determine populations, make har... Read More

(VIDEO) 2015 NE Women in Ag Conference

RRN's Jesse Harding speaks with one of the Keynote Speakers, Rebecca Long- Chaney, from the 30th Annual NE Women In Agriculture Conference....... Read More

Nebraska nurse practitioner bill wins legislative approval

LINCOLN, Neb.  Nebraska lawmakers have approved a bill designed to give nurse practitioners more independence. Senators voted 46-0 Friday to pass the bill, which was vetoed last year by then-Gov. Dave Heineman. Last year's session ended before la... Read More

MPCC increases tuition, room and board fees for 2015-16

It’s going to cost students an extra $2 per credit hour to take “for credit” classes through Mid-Plains Community College next year. On Wednesday, the MPCC Board of Governors approved a 2.13 percent increase in resident tuition - raising the... Read More

Forest Service Chief lays out strategy, agency priorities in Senate testimony

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 -- In testimony today before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell cited five focus areas for the President’s proposed $4.9 billion Fiscal Year 2016 budget for the agen... Read More

USDA Extends Base Acre and Yield Update Deadline

USDA is extending the deadline to reallocate base acres and update yields from Feb. 27 to March 31, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told farmers at Commodity Classic Friday. "We want to give folks a little additional time to do that," Vilsack said... Read More

Kansas Senate approves concealed guns bill

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – The Kansas Senate has approved a bill to allow people to carry concealed guns without requiring them to get a state permit or take training classes. The vote Thursday was 31-7 and sends the measure to the House. The bill... Read More

Wimmer's Workers May Find Other Employment Locally

The 125 employees at the Land O'Frost Wimmers plant in West Point will hopefully be able to find other employment in the area. Tina Biteghe Bi Ndong, executive director of the West Point Chamber of Commerce is hopeful. "Well there's several bus... Read More

Congressional Art Competition Deadline Approaching

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) encourages high school students in Nebraska’s Third District to submit their artwork for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition by the Monday, March 2 deadline. Artwork must be two-dimensional... Read More