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North Platte man arrested on arson charge

Late Sunday night North Platte Police responded to a North Platte residence on a report of an arson. A 27-year-old woman alleged that her domestic partner had attempted to light a container full of tr... Read More

Retrofitting on schedule at biodiesel plant in Beatrice

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) _ Production is expected to begin at a biodiesel plant in Beatrice later this year now that a massive retrofitting is underway and on schedule. The plant was built in 2007 and purchased in late 2011 by Duonix Beatrice, a joint ve... Read More

McPherson County Star Signs With NPCC

North Platte Community College Lady Knights Head Volleyball coach Alexa Hopping has signed Ashley Starr to a national letter of intent for the upcoming school year. Starr played volleyball for the McPherson County Longhorns. In her senior year, Starr... Read More

Tyson Plans to Stop Antibiotic Use in Chickens by 2017

Tyson Foods says it wants to stop using human antibiotics in its U.S. chicken houses by September 2017 and that it will explore doing the same in its beef, pork and turkey operations. The move comes as restaurants demand more natural produce and ami... Read More

Feedlots Go Further In The Red

Cattle feeders didn’t get any relief last week as they saw margins fall even deeper in the red. Continued struggles in the cash market put further pressure on feeder margins, which finished the week at negative $206.94 per head, down from neg... Read More

NCGA Submits Comments to Federal Agencies Regarding Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems

Last week, the National Corn Growers Association submitted comments to both the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration about proposed rules regarding the comm... Read More

Nebraska oil and gas board cleared in meetings laws dispute

A special investigator says the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission didn't violate state open meetings law when it met last month to consider a proposed wastewater disposal well in Sioux County.      Bold Nebraska and the Nebraska Sierra... Read More

Bertrand Track And Field Invite Results

Boys 1) Bertrand 124 2) Mullen 109 3) Southern Valley 101 4) Maxwell 49 5) Wilcox/Hildreth 41 6) Loomis 32 7) Alma 29.25 8) Sumner/Eddyville/Miller 28.25 9) Eustis/Farnam 7.25 10) Overton 1.25 2015 Bertrand Invite - b... Read More

Bees prefer nectar containing pesticides

Bees are attracted to nectar containing common pesticides, scientists at Newcastle University and Trinity College Dublin have discovered. This could increase their chances of exposure to high levels of pesticides. Previous studies have suggested that... Read More

Bird flu found in 4 more NW Iowa poultry farms

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ State officials say the bird flu virus has been found in four more northwest Iowa poultry farms with more than 2 million chickens. The Iowa Department of Agriculture announced Monday there were probable cases of avian influenz... Read More

Immigrants contribute to national economy while lawmakers struggle with reform efforts

Editor's Note: Sophie Tatum was one of nine student journalists who traveled to Washington, D.C., with the National Newspaper Association Foundation as a fellow to cover immigration reform. This story takes a look at immigration from a national pe... Read More