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Gov. Ricketts, DHHS Leaders Provide Update on Coronavirus Vaccination and Reporting

LINCOLN – This morning, Governor Pete Ricketts provided an update on the State’s progress distributing and administering the coronavirus vaccine.  Over 120,000 vaccinations have been administere... Read More

Bankers survey shows gains in rural economy of 10 states

Omaha, Neb. -- A new monthly survey of bankers suggests growing improvement in the economy in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states. But Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says bank CEOs' biggest fears for 2021 are excessive inflation an... Read More

Ruling says lawsuit against MUD in Omaha fire can continue

Omaha - The Nebraska Supreme Court is allowing a lawsuit to continue against an Omaha natural gas utility for a 2016 fire that destroyed part of the downtown Omaha's Old Market. The ruling Friday affirms the finding of a lower court that rejected Met... Read More

Nebraska lawmakers now accepting online comments about bills

Lincoln - Nebraska lawmakers have created a new way for the public to comment on proposals without attending a hearing in person. The Legislature unveiled a new website feature that will let people submit online comments at any stage in the process. ... Read More

Nebraska lawmakers preserve secret committee chair votes

Lincoln - Nebraska lawmakers have rejected an new effort to require a public vote when they choose legislative leaders, despite a push from some conservative senators for transparency. Lawmakers voted 30-19 against the motion to change the Legislatur... Read More

Some Nebraskans may face 4-month wait for vaccine

Lincoln - Nebraska residents who are younger than 65 years old and considered healthy may have to wait another four months to get the coronavirus vaccine based on current distributions. State health officials and Gov. Pete Ricketts say they're receiv... Read More

Audio: January cattle on feed report

The January cattle on feed report showed an increase in cattle placed into feedlots and cattle marketed out of feedlots. The total number of cattle on feed was relatively unchanged from a year ago. Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter marke... Read More

Cheese or... not cheese? | Friday Five | Jan.22, 2021

Recently, cheese enthusiasts united to celebrate National Cheese Lovers Day. But were they actually celebrating with cheese? Or what it a cheese product? Perhaps it was a cheese food? There are a lot of different labels used in the cheese wor... Read More

Tonight's Megamillions jackpot now $1 Billion

Lincoln, NE – January 22, 2021 – Due to high sales, officials in the states participating in the Mega Millions® Lotto game have increased the estimated jackpot amount for the Friday, January 22 drawing to $1 billion or $739.6 million with the ... Read More

46 new cases of COVID-19 reported by TRPHD

KEARNEY –Forty-six (46) new cases of COVID-19 were reported by Two Rivers Public Health Department in the seven- county region it serves for Thursday, January 21. Please check the Two Rivers website for more detailed information for our citizens ... Read More

YMCA Offers Free Blood Pressure Monitoring Program

HOLDREGE – A new program at the Don Sjogren Community YMCA aims to help area residents manage high blood pressure.  Phelps County Blood Pressure Monitoring is a free four-month program that helps participants develop a habit of monitoring blood p... Read More