York man dies in rollover on I-80 near Bradshaw exit

BRADSHAW, Neb.  Authorities say a 29-year-old York man has been killed in an accident on Interstate 80. The Nebraska State Patrol says the crash occurred around 1 p.m. Saturday on eastbound I-80 n... Read More

February report: Economic growth likely in Midwest, Plains

A new report suggests economic growth is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states. The survey report issued Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index climbed to 57.0 in February from 54.8 in January. Creighton University ... Read More

Notice of Special Committee Meeting of Board of Directors

In accordance with Section 84-1411 R.R.S. Nebraska 1943, the following notice is being filed.   A Special Committee Meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for March 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM and March 11, 2015 at 8:30 AM at the Cornhuske... Read More

EPA Likely to Receive Budget Cut

To no one's surprise, Republicans appear unlikely to grant the president's request for $8.59 billion to fund the Environmental Protection Agency in the coming fiscal year. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy testified last week before the House Appropria... Read More

Soy Checkoff Positions U.S. Soy Industry as Global Leader

ST. LOUIS (Feb. 27, 2015) – When farmer-leaders of the United Soybean Board (USB) wrote the organization’s current long-range strategic plan, they included their vision that U.S. soybeans will be the leader of the global oilseed industry. This su... Read More

CPNRD Approves Project SENSE: New Nitrogen Management Program

(GRAND ISLAND, NE) On Thursday, the Central Platte Natural Resources District’s board of directors approved participation in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Project SENSE pilot program in the amount of $16,500/ year for three years.  The pi... Read More

Federal judge blocks Nebraska's gay marriage ban

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A federal judge has blocked Nebraska's gay marriage ban, but the decision will not take effect until March 9. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon on Monday ordered the state to not enforce its ban. Seven same-sex couples filed a... Read More

Nebraska governor's office: No more ban on gay fostering

A spokesman for Gov. Pete Ricketts' office says the state is no longer considering the sexual orientation of a person seeking to become a foster parent. The spokesman tells the Omaha World-Herald   the state health and human services department has... Read More

NSAA Dual State Wrestling Championship Results

Class A Results Guaranteed Places 1st Place - Millard South 2nd Place - Omaha Burke 3rd Place - Kearney 4th Place - Grand Island 5th Place - Hastings 6th Place - Papillion-LaVista 8th Place - Lincoln Southwest 8th Place - Omaha North 1st Pl... Read More

Rawhide Corral Available for Rainwater Basin Wetland Grazing

Cattle producers who engage in wetland grazing programs or who work with public land agencies in the Rainwater Basin may avail themselves of a portable livestock corral and handling equipment through a no-cost lease. The Little Blue Natural Resour... Read More

Kansas School Funding Plan Aimed At Ending Budget Surprises

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Top Republican officials in Kansas are working on a plan to overhaul funding for public schools designed to prevent unanticipated demands for new spending. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is calling on the GOP-dominated Legislat... Read More