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Wyoming hemp plan receives USDA approval

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved Wyoming’s plan to regulate hemp on Feb. 24.  The agency granted authority to the Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA) to regulate the industry in Wyoming. “This has been a long... Read More

Nebraskans divided over Columbus Day

  LINCOLN--A bill proposed in the Nebraska Legislature would make the second Monday of October Indigenous Peoples Day each year, replacing Columbus Day as a state observed holiday. “The establishment of this holiday would recognize the s... Read More

Granger Smith headlines April 9 UNK concert

  GRANGER SMITH Date: April 9 Time: 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.) Place: Health & Sports Center, University of Nebraska at Kearney Advance Tickets: $25 for UNK students; $30 all other tickets. Day of Show Tickets: $30 for UNK studen... Read More

North Platte Police arrest subject

North Platte -- Shortly before 6:00 p.m. on Monday, deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) responded to the Kansas Point Campground at Lake Maloney on a report that a fugitive was in the campground. 37 year old Aaron Kirts was want... Read More

Casey Donahew to light up Furnas County Fair in July!

  A national headliner on the Red Dirt scene will be featured at the Furnas County Fair in Beaver City this summer! Casey Donahew will be headlining the concert on Friday July 17, 2020 with Tim Zach & Whiskey Bent opening at 7:30pm. Ti... Read More

Farm Income Projected Higher

Farmers The USDA’s most recent forecast of net farm income in 2020 pegs it at $96.7 billion, up 3.3 percent or $3.1 billion, from last year. If realized, 2020 would represent the fourth consecutive year of improved farm income. However, according t... Read More

Standoff Ends with Officer-Involved Shooting Incident near Arnold

North Platte, Neb. — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol were called to assist the Custer County Sheriff’s Office with a standoff situation at 6:16 a.m. Monday, February 24 at a residence in northeast Custer County on Dunning Road, north of A... Read More

Father-Daughter Bonds Strengthened at YMCA

  New Mother-Son Event Planned for March 14 HOLDREGE - Every January for the past 10 or so years, Emily Wiese reminds her dad, Dan, to get tickets for the annual Snowflake Ball at the Don Sjogren Community YMCA. Although Emily is now a ... Read More

Projected Census Findings Signal

Soon households in the United States will begin responding to the 2020 U.S. Census. Established by the Constitution, this total count of the U.S. population – which includes citizens and noncitizens – has occurred every 10 years since 1790. Accor... Read More

MCC art students to be featured in three area galleries

  The work of McCook Community College Associate of Fine Arts students will be showcased at three area galleries in March. The students are Hana Brock, of Lexington; Marshall Still, of Oconto and Brittanie Nolan and Whitney Loos, of McCook. ... Read More

Additional person with positive coronavirus test coming to UNMC/Nebraska Medicine

Will likely be transferred to National Quarantine Unit   Omaha, Neb – An additional American who was evacuated to the United States from the Diamond Princess cruise ship is being transferred to UNMC/Nebraska Medicine for monitoring for the co... Read More

Recapping the Nebraska Legislature, Feb. 17-21

  LINCOLN--The 106th Nebraska Unicameral Legislature continued with committee hearings, advanced legislative proposals and began first-round floor debates during the week of Feb. 17-21. First-round floor debate began Feb. 19 and continue... Read More

Number of Nebraska farms declines in 2019

Nebraska's number of farms and ranches declined during 2019, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. The number of farms and ranches in the State, at 45,700, was down 200 farms from 2018. Numbers of farms and ranches in Nebr... Read More

Omaha man convicted of Theft of Mail by a Postal Employee

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Tristen Stoker, 21, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha on February 21, 2020, for Theft of Mail by a Postal Employee.  United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. s... Read More