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Huskers bid for third straight win

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The Nebraska men’s basketball team bids for its third straight victory on Saturday with a visit to Illinois. The numbers if their last two outings have been impressive. The average margain of victory is nearly 30 points and the Huskers have shot 54 percent from the field and 44 percent from behind the arc in […]

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NSAA approves Gender Participation Policy

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The Nebraska School Activities Association Thursday voted 6-2 to approve a Gender Participation Policy. Executive Director Jim Tenopir this would allow transgender high school students to participate in activities according to their gender identity if they meet certain requirements. Executive Director Jim Tenopir says, ” We have had a number of school administrators who have […]

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More Nebraska anglers are braving the cold to ice fish

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Nebraska Game and Parks has seen a growth in ice fishing the past few years. Daryl Bauer, the fisheries outreach program manager, says the increase is slow but steady in the state. He says one obstacle is the occasional swing in temperature above freezing, which affects the thickness of the ice. Bauer, a year-round fisherman, […]

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Gov. Ricketts expects clashes, progress this legislative session (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts expects clashes with the Unicameral at times this session, but anticipates a smoother relationship than last year. Ricketts and legislators clashed on three high-profile issues in which lawmakers overrode his vetoes, repealing the death penalty, raising the gas tax, and allowing the children of illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses. Ricketts predicts […]

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Unneeded, But Still Appreciated

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“Got up from writing a story, two ’til noon, Saturday, pushed three buttons, and nothing.” Called for assistance from chore […]

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Goose Lake closed due to invasive species re-opens, for now

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A northeastern Nebraska wildlife management area has been re-opened to the public after being closed due to a heavy infestation of an invasive plant. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission closed Goose Lake Wildlife Management Area in September after a heavy infestation of Eurasian watermilfoil. Game and Parks took the action after the lake froze […]

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Omaha man sentenced in largest medical fraud crime in Nebraska history

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A pharmacist operating in Lincoln has been sentenced to slightly more than nine years in prison after pleading guilty in the largest health care fraud crime in Nebraska to date. U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg has announced that 45-year-old Scott Tan of Omaha will serve three years of supervised released after his prison term. He has […]

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OSHA faults Nebraska company in fatal roofing death

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Federal safety inspectors have determined a Nebraska company failed to provide required fall protection which led to the death of a newly hired employee. 39-year-old Jason Oenbring of Tecumseh fell 21 feet to his death while installing metal roofting sheets on a commercial building in Raymond for Custom Contracting of Lincoln in October. Oenbring had […]

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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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