Scottsbluff board OKs use of eminent domain

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) _ The Western Nebraska Community College board has decided to let the college administration use eminent domain to acquire two acres of land adjacent to the Scottsbluff campus.

According to reports, the parcel is south of Conestoga Hall.

Dean of Administrative Services Bill Knapper says the property would define the college's boundaries and provide more parking.

Knapper says the college has been unsuccessful in trying to obtain the land from its owner. The land is adjacent to property that's being eyed for a hotel and auto dealership.

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