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Hall County loses bid to raise fee for housing state inmates

GRAND ISLAND, Neb.  State officials have rejected Hall County's effort to raise its daily fee for housing state prisoners. County corrections director Fred Ruiz told the county Board of Supervisor... Read More

NU Announces Naming Rights

The soon to be completed University of Nebraska Soccer and Tennis Complex, located on 28 acres directly north of Nebraska Innovation Campus, has officially been named Hibner Stadium and Barbara Hibner Field for soccer and the Sid and Hazel Dillon Ten... Read More

Pockets of Ne, Ks and SD Still in Moderate Drought

A strong ridge over the west and a deep trough over the east dominated the weather this past week. Record high temperatures were recorded over much of the west, with many locations reaching temperatures in the 110 degree range during the week. Th... Read More

Secretary Vilsack To Lead Presidential Delegation to Milan Expo

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will lead a Presidential Delegation to the U.S. National Day celebration at the Milan Expo 2015 on July 4. The Milan Expo, which runs through October 31, 2015 in Milan, Italy, is a six month world’s fair, w... Read More

NU Names New Soccer And Tennis Facilities

The soon to be completed University of Nebraska Soccer and Tennis Complex, located on 28 acres directly north of Nebraska Innovation Campus, has officially been named Hibner Stadium and Barbara Hibner Field for soccer and the Sid and Hazel Dillon Ten... Read More

Kansas Gov Brownback Signs Bill Clarifying New Property Tax Law

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill clarifying that a new law aimed at reducing local property taxes doesn't take effect until 2018. Brownback's office announced Wednesday that he had signed the measure. It resolves a conflict between tw... Read More

Kansas AG Plans To Appeal Ruling Blocking Anti-Abortion Law

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt plans to appeal a state district court judge's ruling blocking the state's first-in-the-nation ban on a common second trimester abortion procedure. Attorneys representing Schmidt filed a ... Read More

Mr. Basketball Set For Kearney

The 24th Annual Mr. Basketball Invitational is set for this week in Kearney. It will feature 40 summer travel teams from Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming. The event offers great facilities and competition. ... Read More

JBS to Purchase U.S. Cargill Pork Assets

JBS SA, the world's largest meat packer, is buying Cargill Inc's U.S. pork business for $1.45 billion, free of debt, it said in a statement on Wednesday, a deal that would make it one of the largest and most powerful meat companies in the United Stat... Read More

Kansas Wheat Harvest Report-Day 9

As harvest continues to progress, it is becoming more evident that the late season rains that saved much of the crop across the state came too little, too late for some pockets of Kansas wheat. Larry Glenn of Frontier Ag, Inc. in Quinter, reported... Read More

Nebraska medical center to get funding for Ebola training

OMAHA, Neb.  An academic medical center in Nebraska has been designated as a national facility for Ebola training. The University of Nebraska Medical Center and its primary clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine, will receive a little over $5 millio... Read More