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An explanation of wild birds' role in avian flu outbreak

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States. The H5N2 virus has cost Midwestern turkey and chicken producers almos... Read More

Chipotle: Transition to non-GMO ingredients complete

NEW YORK (AP) _ Chipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food. The Denver-based chain had already been using mostly non-GMO ingredients, but said in late 2013 it was working on transitioning to a tortill... Read More

Medicinal marijuana, Medicaid reimbursement among legislation discussed at Capitol this week

LINCOLN--Legislators continued to work on a number of bills this week at the Capitol. A variety of bills traveled through committees and onto the floor for debate, as well as from the floor to the governor's desk for a signature. Notable bills t... Read More

North Dakota farmers planting crop to be made into jet fuel

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Western North Dakota farmers this year have agreed to plant 6,000 acres of jet fuel. The farmers actually will be seeding carinata, a variety of mustard seed that can be made into a biofuel. Canadian seed producer Agrisoma Bi... Read More

Ashland man gets 20-25 years for punching, shaking baby son

WAHOO, Neb.  A 22-year-old Ashland man has been imprisoned for injuring his 2-month-old son. The office of Saunders County Attorney Steven Twohig  says Scott Neemann was given 20 to 25 years in prison for child abuse. Online court records say... Read More

The International Year of Soils: Soils Clean and Capture Water

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Picture transitioning from a rural setting that includes woodlands, wildlife habitat and farms, to urban areas that consist of concrete, parking lots, streets and buildings. Rural land in a more natural state has the ability to so... Read More

(Video) Coach John Cook Excited About New Setter

Nebraska will be breaking in a new setter this year in Sophomore Kelly Hunter who will be taking over for Mary Pollmiller. Head coach John Cook feels she did a great job in the spring match against Kansas State and the future is bright.  In three se... Read More

Fort Hays State Vaulter Has Big Day

Brady Tien broke the 34-year old outdoor pole vault record at FHSU with an automatic qualifying mark in a winning effort at the Emporia State Mid-Week Open. Tien became the first Tiger in history to reach the 17-foot mark in pole vault (indoor or out... Read More

North Platte man arrested for burglary

Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputies and North Platte Police Officers were summoned to the Haz-Mat Response building  shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday  at 4501 Rodeo Road in North Platte. A  representative from the business arrived and said several light... Read More

High School Rodeo Results from McCook

The high school rodeo season is underway.  McCook hosted events Saturday and Sunday. Saturday's top all-arounders were Cody Darnell of Gordon and Jayde Atkins of Broken Bow.  Atkins also took female all-around honors Sunday, while Devin Dibbern ... Read More

Search begins for next Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute executive director

The University of Nebraska announced today that it has begun an international search for the next executive director of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute. The next director will succeed founding executive director Roberto Lenton, who i... Read More