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Gov. Brownback criticizes new carbon emissions rules

TOPEKA (AP) -- Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says the final version of a federal rule for cutting carbon emissions from power plants is "twice as bad" for the state as the original version outlined a yea... Read More

July survey suggests economic slowdown ahead for Midwest

A July survey suggests there will be slow to no economic growth over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states. A survey report issued Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index slumped to 50.6 in July from... Read More

Crop Progress/Condition Report

Nebraska For the week ending August 2, 2015, most of Nebraska received one inch of rain or less, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The lack of rainfall contributed to dryland stress in some areas, although irrigated... Read More

Walk to End Alzheimer's Thursday in Cozad

A  "Walk to End Alzheimer's"   is coming up Thursday  in Cozad. Susie Peterson is Community Outreach Specialist for the Alzheimer's Association in Kearney.  According to Peterson,  the walk in Cozad is the first  of the season across the U.S.... Read More

FishBrain and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partner to Create App-powered Citizen Science Engagement Opportunity Tracking Endangered Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – the federal government agency dedicated to the conservation of fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats – has teamed up with FishBrain ­– the world’s largest free-to-use app and social network for angler... Read More

Obama power plant cuts draw praise, criticism in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb.  President Barack Obama's effort to cut greenhouse gases from U.S. power plants is drawing praise from a leading Nebraska environmental group, but an Omaha-based think tank is urging state officials to fight the plan. The group Bold... Read More

Wet Harvest Possible With El Nino

Wide swings in precipitation during the upcoming fall and winter due to El Nino have weather agency forecasters cautious about the impact on harvest conditions, river flow and fire potential in the upper Missouri River basin. The region extends from ... Read More

RFA Applauds EPA for Recalculating 2014 Ethanol Export Estimates

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen applauded a recent decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to recalculate its ethanol export estimates for 2014. In a memorandum, which was placed on the RVO docket on July... Read More

Nebraska paper carrier helps woman trapped in pickup

KEARNEY, Neb. A 9-year-old newspaper carrier is being hailed as a hero for rescuing a Nebraska woman who was trapped in her pickup for more than an hour. Skyler Wilson was on his route delivering the Kearney Hub newspaper on July 20 when he heard ... Read More

Dawson County Raceway Results

Dawson County Raceway 8/3/2015 IMCA Modified 50c Colton Osborn 81 Mike Densberger 97m David Murray Jr XII Jay Steffens 4c Charley Brown 2 Jeremy Herbst 34jw Cole Hodges 19 Chuck Stryker Grand National Late Models 8... Read More

Nebraska State Fair to show ag in different shapes, sizes

Agriculture will appear in a variety of forms at this year's Nebraska State Fair, from trading cards to the newest farm machinery. The Grand Island Independent reports that in addition to the regular equipment displays, visitors can also collect agr... Read More