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School Finance Case On Hold

ASSOCIATED PRESS - The Kansas Supreme Court has put on hold a lower court’s order for the state to immediately increase aid to public schools by roughly $50 million. The high court issued a one-p... Read More

Ruling Saves Westar Millions

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Westar Energy says a U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on toxic emissions at power plants could save the company millions. The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Obama administration should have considered potential costs when it i... Read More

Wildfire Smoke Blowing Into Midwest

ASSOCIATED PRESS - A haze is blanketing much of the Midwest as strong winds carry smoke from forest fires in Canada thousands of miles to the south. National Weather Service forecasters say Tuesday that smoke from wildfires in northern Saskatchewa... Read More

Midwest Farmers Cooperative Breaks Ground on Shuttle Facility

Syracuse, NE will be the home of the new Midwest Farmers Cooperative Grain Shuttle Facility. Tuesday, a groundbreaking was held for the new facility, which will feature over 2 million bushels upright and ground storage, 40 semi trucks per hour unl... Read More

Boelus tractor pulling accident names released

The Howard County Sheriff's Office has released more information on the tractor pulling accident that occurred in Boelus Sunday afternoon that injured 5 people. They say the tractor pulling the weighted sled was being operated by Timothy Pfahl of Pap... Read More

Bird flu raises fears over vaccine supply, human risk

Lawmakers are raising concerns that the avian influenza outbreak that has devastated Midwest poultry producers could threaten supplies of human vaccines and possibly spread to people through swine. Top members of the House Energy and Commerce Comm... Read More

Kansas Joins Lawsuit Asking Court to Overturn ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Rule

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today that he has joined eight other state attorneys general in a lawsuit asking a federal court to overturn new water regulations that could significantly extend the regulatory reach of the federal gov... Read More

Report: Too many inmates out before prison riot in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A report investigating a deadly riot at a Nebraska prison says too many inmates were outside their cells at the time of the incident.   The report distributed Monday says multiple inmates at Tecumseh State Correctional... Read More

Missing Juniata man found

The Adams County Sheriff's Department in Hastings reports  that  a missing Juniata man has been found and he seems to be fine.  Floyd Hanson,  an 85 year old white male had not been driving for several months, however he was seen driving away fro... Read More

USDA Sees Record Soybean Planted Acreage

Corn and soybean stocks as of June 1 came in near pre-report estimates, at 4.45 billion bushels and 625 million bushels, respectively. USDA also expects record soybean acreage at 85.14 million acres, up from March's Prospective Plantings estimate of... Read More

2016 Dairy Margin Program Sign-Up Begins This Week

Sign-ups for the 2016 Dairy Margin Protection Program begin July 1. A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) news release says the voluntary program provides financial assistance to participating dairy operations when the margin – the difference bet... Read More