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Concordia women prepare for GPAC showdown

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A pair of ranked teams collide in Seward on Saturday when Concordia hosts Dakota Wesleyan in a Great Plains Conference women’s basketball game. The Bulldogs are 13-4 and with nine wins in their last 10 games have climbed to ninth in the latest NAIA Poll. Dakota Wesleyan is ranked sixth and outscored the Bulldogs 25-10 […]

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“Mountain men” from across the region gather in Kearney

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A group devoted to the history and use of muzzleloading firearms is holding its annual convention in Kearney this weekend. Organizer Phil Tripe says the United Nebraska Muzzleloaders Association event is bringing in members from all across the region and the trade show will open today at noon. “In the evening, there will be various […]

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Gov. Ricketts tells lawmakers challenges pose opportunity in State of State address (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts told legislators the state of the state is strong, but in his annual address the governor said more needs to be done to grow Nebraska. “We are in a strong position, but we also have our challenges,” according to Ricketts, “But these challenges pose an opportunity for us to work together to […]

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Nebraska BBB warning following Powerball drawing

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A warning from the Nebraska Better Business Bureau. President Jim Hegarty says the latest scam centers around Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot drawing. Hegarty says, “We will probably start seeing today texts and emails going out to people saying sorry you weren’t a grand prize winner but you are a secondary winner. Your numbers were picked and […]

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President Obama’s visit with Papillion teacher

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On Friday, January 9th, Lisa Martin of Papillion received an unexpected phone call from the Secret Service saying President Barack Obama would be visiting her home during Omaha stop on Wednesday. Martin says, “I didn’t believe it was real. I thought my friend was pranking me. When it sunk in and it was actually real […]

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$50,000 payouts to five in Nebraska from record Powerball jackpot

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The Nebraska Lottery reports five winning Powerball tickets worth $50,000 were sold in the state before Wednesday night’s drawing. The tickets that matched four of five numbers, plus the Powerball, were purchased at the following locations: Pump & Pantry #47, 6912 S 110th St, La Vista Kwik Shop #641, 2811 N 48th St, Lincoln Andy’s Convenient Store […]

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Nebraska-Kearney looks to continue climb in MIAA race

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Winners of four of their last five the Nebraska-Kearney men’s basketball team is at home tonight against the University of Central Oklahoma. The streak started with a 98-95 win at Central Missouri back on December 19th, a game the Lopers were without injured forward Ethan Brozek. “That was a huge win and I think it took […]

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Route announced for 29th annual Tour de Nebraska bike adventure

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As the icy winds of winter howl, sometimes it’s comforting to think of a leisurely bike ride in the warm breezes of summer. The route is being announced for the annual Tour de Nebraska bicycle adventure, scheduled for June 22nd through the 26th. Tour director Susan Rodenburg says the cyclists will start in the town […]

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President Obama urges positive outlook during Nebraska speech (AUDIO)

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President Barack Obama brought an upbeat message to Nebraska the day after delivering his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. Obama began his speech by stating he needed to get out of Washington, D.C. “Whenever I give a State of the Union (address), I want to get out of […]

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Tips for Nebraskans if they win tonight’s Powerball jackpot

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Many Nebraskans have big dreams of what they are going to do if they win the $1.5-billion Powerball jackpot. Tax and financial expert John Pollack most people know you won’t get the total jackpot so that is why it is so important to call your tax advisor immediately. Pollack says, “Most people don’t realize how […]

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Former Husker star found dead in prison cell

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Former Nebraska running back Lawrence Phillips was found dead in his prison cell this morning at Kern Valley State Prison in California. The death is being investigated as a suspected suicide. The 40-year-old Phillips was facing first-degree murder charges for the April death of his cellmate at the prison. He was sentenced to 31 years […]

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UNO Political Science professor’s reaction to State of the Union Address

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President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union Address Tuesday night and there is mixed reaction to his message. University of Nebraska – Omaha Political Science Professor Dr. Randall Adkins says his final message was much different than those previously delivered. Dr. Adkins says President Obama tried to rally his troops – his […]

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House fire near Kearney claims life of teen

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A teenager died in a house fire late last night northwest of Kearney. Authorities have identified the victim as 16-year-old Kyah Kinkade of rural Kearney. Shortly after 11:30 p.m., local fire crews were called to the family home located at 5379 Bison Run after flames broke out inside the structure. Three of the four family […]

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