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UNK marching band headed to Norway for parade performances

KEARNEY – Duane Bierman says it is a parade day like no other. So when UNK’s Pride of the Plains marching band was invited to perform in Sandefjord, Norway, in the town’s National Day parades... Read More

CNPPID News Release May Board Meeting

The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District’s board of directors passed a motion to permit the use of alcohol on District lakes associated with the Supply Canal. According to Nebraska law, the consumption of alcohol on any property o... Read More

Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth Confirmed in Southwest Nebraska

Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri S. Wats.) is a dioecious broadleaf annual weed species that has created significant problems for growers in the Mid-South over the past 10 years due to its resistance to glyphosate and its prolific seed production.... Read More

Nebraska senators approve controversial State Patrol leader

LINCOLN, Neb.  Senators have approved Gov. Pete Ricketts' choice to lead the Nebraska State Patrol despite concerns about his involvement in a gender discrimination lawsuit 10 years ago. The Legislature voted 32-7 Tuesday to approve Bradley Rice ... Read More

Dawson County Ag Groups Donate Beef To Area Schools

The Dawson County Cattlemen and Farm Bureau joined forces along with Tyson Fresh Meats to offer the beef as part of a healthy and nutritious lunch.   Dawson County Farm Bureau President Britt Anderson says the idea came from a county office in West... Read More

Hog farmers more likely to carry drug-resistant bacteria: U.S. study

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Hog farmers are six times more likely than the general population to carry an infectious bacteria that can cause skin and respiratory problems and resists treatment from multiple drugs, according to a new U.S. research study. T... Read More

Foundation event raises $320,000 to reinvest in community

  The Lexington Community Foundation raised an estimated $320,000 over the weekend during their annual fundraising event called The KEY.  The KEY involves a dinner and various auctions including live, silent and online.  Foundation Director... Read More

OSU says GMO measure could hamper research

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) _ Oregon State University says a Benton County ballot measure that seeks to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops in the county could hurt GMO-related university research projects.  Backers of Measure 2-89, the Lo... Read More

I-80 Overpass at Hwy 83 North Platte-Maxwell Bridges

NORTH PLATTE- Weather permitting; construction will begin May 11 on the Interstate 80 overpass bridges on Highway US-83 in North Platte, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads.  Work will be performed on both the northbound and southbound bri... Read More

State Receives 100,000th Concealed Carry Application

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says the state has received 100,000 applications for its concealed carry program. Schmidt says there are currently 89,399 active licenses issued in Kansas. Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bil... Read More

Nebraska Forest Service Offers Assistance For Woody Biomass Heating

Lincoln, Neb., May 4, 2015 -- Seasonal heating costs can be unpredictable for the 325-plus Nebraska nursery greenhouse operations with enclosed plant-growing structures. With that in mind, the Nebraska Forest Service is promoting woody biomass heatin... Read More