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K-State researchers seeking ways to protect flour

Most consumers typically don’t think that a food safety risk lurks in their kitchen’s flour bin, but a handful of product recalls since 2015 in the United States and other countries is changing that mindset. Rather than accept that it’s just t... Read More

UNK Theatre’s ‘The Ghost Sonata’ opens Wednesday

  KEARNEY – The University Theatre at Kearney presents “The Ghost Sonata” Wednesday through Sunday (Feb. 20-24) at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. “The Ghost Sonata” relates the adventures of a young student who idealizes the live... Read More

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue Will Be Keynote Speaker of 2019 Commodity Classic

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Commodity Classic, held Feb. 28-March 2 in Orlando, Fla. Commodity Classic is one of the largest agriculture industry events, with close to 10 thousand attendees annua... Read More

Ritchie Bros. sells US$23+ million of equipment at its largest Tipton auction ever

Last week Ritchie Bros. conducted its largest Tipton, CA auction ever, selling more than 2,250 equipment items and trucks for US$23+ million on February 15. A record 4,850+ people from 44 countries registered to bid in the unreserved public au... Read More

43 pounds of marijuana confiscated near Lexington

Lexington, Neb. -- 43 pounds of suspected marijuana were seized shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday near Lexington during a routine traffic stop. A Dawson County Sheriff's Deputy stopped a white van after the driver exited Interstate 80 at the Lexington I 8... Read More

Applications Now Open for 2019 Pork Industry Scholarships

DES MOINES, IOWA – The National Pork Board announces the opening of the application period of the 2019 Pork Industry Scholarships. This program, now in its tenth year, is open to college juniors and seniors who have plans to pursue a career in swi... Read More

(Audio) Duke defense slows Hastings in postseason win

AURORA - A huge second quarter propelled the York boys basketball team past the Hastings Tigers, 58-33 in the first round of the B-6 Subdistrict. Early on in the first quarter, both teams traded punches as Hastings grabbed their only lead. However... Read More

UNMC College of Public Health awards five agriculture safety/health program grants

The Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH), an agricultural safety and health center in the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, recently awarded five pilot program grants. Two of the recipients... Read More

China's economy czar heading to Washington for trade talks

BEIJING (AP) — China's economy czar is heading to Washington for talks Thursday and Friday aimed at ending a fight over Beijing's technology ambitions ahead of a deadline for a massive U.S. tariff hike. The announcement Tuesday via the official ... Read More

Authorities say 1 person died in southeast Nebraska blaze

Vesta, Neb. --  Authorities say one person has been killed in a southeast Nebraska house fire. The fire was reported around 5:20 a.m. Sunday in Vesta, which sits about 7 miles (12 kilometers) west of Tecumseh in Johnson County. Fire officials ... Read More

Winter Weather Cattle Loss May Be Covered by LIP

It’s been a tough winter for farmers, especially for beef and dairy producers. Extreme weather across a good chunk of the nation have resulted in some excessive livestock deaths. Ranchers who have experienced those losses may be eligible to reco... Read More

Nature’s Path Foods Recalls A Specific Production Run

Nature’s Path Foods announced a voluntary recall of a specific production run of EnviroKidz Choco Chimps, Gorilla Munch and Jungle Munch cereals for they may contain undeclared gluten (wheat and barley). People who have a wheat allergy, celiac dise... Read More

High School Basketball Scores

Monday's Scores By The Associated Press BOYS PREP BASKETBALL Hershey 46, Gothenburg 28 Class B Subdistrict B-1 Platteview 68, Nebraska City 28 Subdistrict B-2 Omaha Skutt Catholic 93, Ralston 58 Subdistrict B-3 Bennington 86... Read More

BB gun vandalism

Grand Island, Neb. -- The Grand Island Police Department is trying to identify who is responsible for dozens of incidents of vandalism since the last week in January. The incidents involve a BB or pellet gun being used to shoot out car windows and da... Read More