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Mega Millions to Adjust Starting Jackpot Amount, Eliminate Minimum Jackpot Increases

Changes will take place following the Friday, April 3, drawing April 3, 2020 – The Mega Millions Consortium has adjusted the game’s starting jackpot and will determine the amounts of subsequent starting jackpots and jackpot increases on a draw... Read More

Nebraska Joint Information Center Update for Friday April 3, 2020

  According to the CDC website, there are 232,279 COVID-19 cases in the United States and 5,443 deaths (Updated 4/1/2020). Cases have been reported in all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and t... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Announces Directed Health Measure for Remaining Counties, Asks Nebraskans to Further Limit Social Interactions

    Read the Directed Health Measure by clicking here.   LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the State’s ninth COVID-19 related Directed Health Measure (DHM), which adds the remaining counties not already under one.  T... Read More

Second positive COVID-19 case and confirmed community spread in Gage County

Public Health Solutions (PHS) reports the second confirmed COVID-19 case in Gage County. The patient, a male in his 50s, experienced mild symptoms and is currently self-isolated at home. An investigation has begun to identify people who may have been... Read More

Central District Health Department reports COVID-19 exposure in three long term care facilities

Central District Health Department (CDHD) reports health care workers in three long-term care facilities in the Central District have tested positive for COVID-19. These facilities include Westfield Quality Center in Aurora, Emerald Nursing and Rehab... Read More

Nebraska prisons staff, visitors must now wear masks

Lincoln, Neb. -- Prisons officials have announced that all staff and visitors to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services building in Lincoln will be required to now wear masks as officials seek to slow the spread of COVID-19. The departme... Read More

Four new COVID-19 cases in Buffalo County

Kearney, NE- Two Rivers Public Health Department is reporting four additional cases of COVID-19 in Buffalo County.  Three cases are females (one in her 20s, and two in their 40s). The fourth is a male in his 60s.  All are isolating at home.  The h... Read More

Comstock Windmill Festival postponed until June 2021

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, the June 11-13, 2020 Comstock Festival has been postponed until June 10-12, 2021. The same musical acts that were already scheduled for 2020 will appear at the 2021 festival event. Because it’s nearl... Read More

With US border work on track, rural towns fear virus spread

Billings, Mont. -- Major construction projects are moving forward along both U.S. borders and raising fears that the influx of workers could spread the coronavirus. Along the northern border, a Canadian company says it will start work this month o... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Provides Friday COVID-19 Response Update

Gov. Pete Ricketts, UNMC Dr. James Lawler, Nebraska Department of Economic Director Tony Goins and Nebraska Small Business Association District Director Leon Milobar discussed the latest on COVID-19 in Nebraska. Below are the video highlights cove... Read More

SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic Launches

One of Multiple Economic Relief Provisions to Protect Workers and Small Businesses WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza today launched the Paycheck Protection Program, a $349 billion emergency lo... Read More

Owen Palm Elected Chair of Platte Institute Board

Palm & New Board Member Jim Jenkins Bring Rural Business Perspectives OMAHA, NE — Owen Palm, an agricultural equipment businessman from Gering, has succeeded Gail Werner-Robertson as chair of the Platte Institute Board of Directors. Th... Read More

Four Corners Health Department Has Second Positive Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 Test

Four Corners Health Department reports a second lab confirmed COVID-19 case in York County.  The new case is a female in her 30’s, and the situation is under investigation. More information will be forthcoming as available. As we continue to ad... Read More

NCTA graduation ceremony to be held online May 7

CURTIS, Neb. – The May commencement ceremony for spring 2020 graduates of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture will be held online. NCTA officials made the decision to move to an online ceremony amid continued concerns of spread of the ... Read More