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Nebraska Farms Decreasing According to Latest Figures

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The number of farms and ranches in Nebraska declined during 2013. According to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, the number of farms and ranches in the state came in at 49,600. That’s down 400 farms from 2012. Jordan Dux is the Director of National Affairs for the Nebraska Farm Bureau. He says the statistics point […] Read More »

Over the years, KC’s enjoyed plenty of Draft success

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If you'd go back to 1969 and try to figure who the Royals' best pick was in each of the first 15 rounds of the First-Year Player Draft, the biggest debate would center on the first round. Here's a look at the club's best selections in each of the first... Read More »

Nebraska Open Carry members denied request

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Nick Crawford of Omaha said all his group wanted to do was go to a restaurant, eat steaks and leave. Crawford is with Nebraska Open Carry, a group that supports not concealing weapons they are carrying. He says he first called the Texas Roadhouse in Papillion to get their permission and was given the green […] Read More »

Edwards twins named softball All-Americans

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It was icing on the cake for Nebraska softball senior twins, Tatum and Taylor Edwards as they capped off their softball careers at Nebraska by each earning All-America honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). Taylor was named a first-team All-America catcher, while Tatum was a third-team pitcher/utility selection. Tatum went 24-13 with a […] Read More »

2014 Boys Golf Championship–individual leaderboard

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Class A 1 Clayton Peterson, 12 Lincoln Southeast 11:20 am Tee: 1 -6 66 2 Alex Schaake, 10 Creighton Preparatory School 11:20 am Tee: 1 -5 67 T3 Benjamin Maschka, 12 Creighton Preparatory School 11:10 am Tee: 1 -4 68 T3 Alexander Strom, 12 Norfolk 11:20 am Tee: 1 -4 68 T5 Kort Steele, 9 […] Read More »

2014 Boys Golf Championship–first round team results

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Class A 1 Creighton Preparatory School -9 279 2 Lincoln Southeast +2 290 3 Lincoln Southwest +11 299 4 Papillion-LaVista +15 303 5 Fremont +17 305 T6 Lincoln East +23 311 T6 Norfolk +23 311 8 Bellevue West +24 312 T9 Kearney +27 315 T9 Millard North +27 315 11 Millard West +32 320 12 […] Read More »

People’s growing resistance to antibiotics subject of new study

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A Siouxland hospital is being chosen as one of only nine in the country to take part in a national study on how people develop a resistance to antibiotics. Jim Spencer, vice president of Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, says there’s a growing danger in overprescribing those drugs. “Thirty-percent of the antimicrobials used […] Read More »

Hassebrook Calls For Clean Pact In Governor’s Race

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A proposed pact to limit outside third-party advertisements and total spending to $3 million has been suggested by Democratic candidate for governor Chuck Hassebrook in his race against Republican Pete Ricketts. The pact, which would also require any negative statements to come directly from the candidates themselves, would be appreciated by the voters of the […] Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: May 28

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Northwest Arkansas tied a road contest at 5 in the ninth, with San Antonio walking off in the home half. The Naturals scored their first four runs in the opening inning, including a pair on a Lane Adams double. Juan Graterol added two hits and two RBIs... Read More »

Shields, KC up for challenges provided by Rogers Centre

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The hard turf at Rogers Centre provides unique challenges to the players on the field. During the Royals' upcoming series in Toronto, it will test Ned Yost's managerial moxie, too, as he pencils in James Shields to oppose R.A. Dickey in Thursday's seri... Read More »

Royals outmuscled as Duffy labors in loss to Astros

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Royals starter Danny Duffy, experiencing what manager Ned Yost called "a little dead arm," gave up five runs through the opening three innings and the Astros were off and running toward a 9-3 victory and a sweep of the three-game series. Read More »

Same-sex Divorce Case Goes Before Nebraska Supreme Court

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Lawyers representing a woman who wants to divorce her same-sex partner argued Wednesday before the Nebraska Supreme Court that this state should grant their divorce, even though Nebraska doesn’t acknowledge same-sex marriage. Lincoln Attorney Megan Mikolajczyk  argued that the state needs to recognize the legally binding contract.“The appellant, a Nebraska resident, seeks the United States Constitution, […] Read More »

Valencia plans on returning for series in Toronto

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Royals third baseman Danny Valencia, who has been sidelined since Saturday with a left hand sprain, is confident he'll be ready to play in the upcoming four-game series at Toronto. "Absolutely," Valencia said. "No doubt about it." Read More »

Yost takes opportunity to give Perez breather

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When you have a catcher of Salvador Perez's caliber, there's a temptation to want to play him every day. But Royals manager Ned Yost is resisting that urge, knowing that he's going to need a relatively fresh Perez over the course of a long season. That... Read More »

Yost: Lack of offense affects every phase of game

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Manager Ned Yost chalked up his sixth-inning ejection from Tuesday's 3-0 loss to the Astros as sheer frustration that simply boiled over. The root of that frustration, according to the Royals' manager, was a stalled offense. Read More »