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Northeast Nebraskan elected to national biodiesel board

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A farmer from the northeast Nebraska community of Newman Grove is being named to the National Biodiesel Board of Directors. Greg Anderson says the organization’s priorities include pushing for approval of the tax extenders legislation, which includes the biodiesel tax credit, and getting out robust 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements. “Members of the Biodiesel […] Read More »

Pelini out as head coach of Nebraska

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University of Nebraska Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst fired Head Football Coach Bo Pelini effective immediately.  Eichorst released a statement on Sunday morning. “Earlier this morning, I informed Coach Bo Pelini of our decision to move forward in a new direction. Coach Pelini served our University admirably for seven years and led our football program’s transition […] Read More »

Creighton volleyball wins Big East Tournament

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The Creighton Volleyball team won the school’s first BIG EAST Tournament title in any sport with a 3-1 triumph over Seton Hall on Saturday afternoon in Milwaukee, Wis. Scores of the match were 25-12, 17-25, 26-24, 25-12. The 64-team bracket will be announced live nationally on ESPNU starting at 7:30 p.m., Central time. Read More »

Chasing Tigers, not much tinkering for most of AL Central

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As we recover from our collective turkey coma, here's a look at where every team in the AL Central stands right now as the Winter Meetings slowly become visible above the horizon. Read More »

Pitchford’s career-high 19 points lead Huskers to win over Skyhawks

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Coming into Nebraska’s game against Tennessee-Martin, Nebraska’s Walter Pitchford had been struggling with his shot this season, making just one of his 16 three-point attempts. Thankfully for Nebraska, it was a much different story for the junior forward on Friday night. Pitchford hit 6-of-10 from three-point territory and finished with a career-high 19 points as […] Read More »

Nebraska fights back, downs Iowa in overtime 37-34

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Despite trailing 24-7 late in the third quarter, Nebraska didn’t fold and saved its best for last. It took a stark reversal of fortunes for the Huskers to claw back and win their ninth game of the season after it looked like Iowa would extend the Huskers’ losing streak to three games. Tommy Armstrong’s 9-yard touchdown […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer breaks through gridlock; E-Label Act signed into law

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Sen. Deb Fischer says she pushed for the “E-Label Act”, in part, as a way to break through partisan gridlock. Fischer’s bill allows electronics manufacturers to digitally label their products, rather than physically label them. “The E-Label Act would ease certain regulatory requirements on manufacturers of products such as phones, and computers, and other electronics […] Read More »

Royals deal Crow to Marlins for lefty Flynn

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The Royals picked up lefty Brian Flynn and Minor League right-hander Reid Redman from the Marlins on Friday in exchange for reliever Aaron Crow. Read More »

Royals retain reliever Frasor on one-year deal

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Eager to shore up the middle of the bullpen, the Royals on Friday announced the signing of free-agent right-hander Jason Frasor for 2015 with a mutual option for 2016. Read More »

Sen. Johanns says immigration ex. order ruins rest of lame-duck session

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Sen. Mike Johanns says President Barack Obama’s decision to issue an executive order on immigration will have a negative impact on the lame-duck session of Congress. “When we came into session a few weeks ago, there was every hope that we would fund the government through the end of the fiscal year, which is the […] Read More »

Nebraska Congressman says Obama exceeded authority on immigration (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska Congressman says President Barack Obama abused his power by using an executive order to delay deportation of as many as five million illegal immigrants. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says President Barack Obama should never have decided to go it alone on immigration. “All of this is a responsibility of Congress. It’s not the responsibility […] Read More »

Passenger in van killed in head-on collision with semi

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A passenger in a minivan was killed in a head-on collision near North Platte. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reports 34-year-old Michelle Heisz of Stapleton died in the wreck late Wednesday morning after the van driven by her mother crested a hill on U.S. 83, crossed the center line, and hit a semi tractor-trailer. The […] Read More »

Huskers look to snap skid and grab revenge in Heroes game against Iowa

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A pair of Big Ten Conference teams hoping to better their postseason prospects bring the curtain down on the regular season this Friday, as the Nebraska Cornhuskers pay a visit to the Iowa Hawkeyes. Nebraska had been among the nationally ranked as recently as last week, but Bo Pelini’s club dropped a gut-wrenching 28-24 decision […] Read More »

Kearney show spotlights shiny vehicles of yesteryear

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The annual “Classic Car Collection” is kicking off this holiday weekend in Kearney. The event started on Black Friday in 2011 and has been gaining popularity ever since, according to organizer Brad Kernick. The Classic Car Collection is operated by a team of both paid staff and dedicated volunteers. Kernick says the number of cars on […] Read More »

Once Black Friday’s over, plan to Shop Small, Dine Small tomorrow

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Big box stores across Nebraska are packed with Black Friday shoppers today, but another effort is gaining momentum tomorrow — Small Business Saturday. Pat Brown-Dixon, the regional administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, says merchants who own and run their own shops are also eager to have your patronage. She suggests making it a […] Read More »