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Route from Omaha to Lincoln closed on Husker Saturday

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A road that gets a lot of use on Husker Saturday’s is closed. Nebraska Department of Roads Operation and Maintenance Manager for District 1, Roger Kalkwarf says Highway 92, or West Center Road, is closed to traffic near Yutan. Kalkwarf says, “A concrete culvert collapsed on us and we have to go in and do […]

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Gov. Ricketts to be first governor to hunt in governor’s pheasant hunt

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A record number of teams is expected when the Governor’s Annual Pheasant Hunt is held in the Beatrice area this weekend. The Saturday morning event will feature at least 16 teams of hunters, including participation in the hunt by Governor Pete Ricketts. Main Street Beatrice executive director Michael Sothan says it’s the first time a […]

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Sen. Fischer defends move against WOTUS sure to be vetoed

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United States Sen. Deb Fischer defends action by the Senate to approve legislation to block the Environmental Protection Agency from implementing its controversial Waters of the United States rule. Fischer says it doesn’t matter that the legislation is sure to be vetoed by President Barack Obama. Fischer says it is important senators highlight their objections. […]

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Leading Keystone XL opponent expects rejection soon (AUDIO)

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The State Department has wasted no time in rejecting TransCanada’s request to suspend its review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and an opponent of the pipeline sees that as an indication a decision on Keystone might be imminent. State Department officials say its review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline will continue. Keystone opponent, […]

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Huskers must solve Spartan defensive line

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The Nebraska offense wants to be balanced on Saturday against sixth ranked Michigan State but to do so the must block an outstanding defensive line that Husker offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf says will be the best they have faced this season. Michigan State is giving up only 115 yards on the ground per game and […]

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Effort to save historic downtown Omaha buildings

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Update: The City of Omaha and three private property owners have finalized letters of intent for the purchase of three buildings at 11th and Douglas. The deal is contingent on Omaha Performing Arts selling their parking lot at 11th and Dodge to HDR, Inc. so they can build a new high-rise headquarters building. The purchase […]

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Wayne State to host key NSIC volleyball clash

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Two of the top teams in division two volleyball collide on Friday night when third ranked Wayne State hosts top ranked Concordia of St. Paul. Both teams are 14-2 in the Northern Sun Conference and part of a four way tie for first place that includes second ranked Southwest Minnesota State and fourth rated Northern […]

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Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 11/05/2015

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  Dr. Bill Brown, Kansas Animal Health Commissioner with the Kansas Department of Agriculture joined us on Thursday’s Ag Issues […]

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Harnessing the power of the sun & wind focus of Omaha summit

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The eighth annual Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference is underway in Omaha. One of the event’s organizers, Adam Herink, a vice president at BlueStem Energy Solutions, says more consumers are turning to the plentiful, renewable resources. Herink says, “The technology on both the wind side and the solar side continue to get better and more […]

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State Department rejects TransCanada request to suspend review of Keystone XL

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The State Department has rejected TransCanada’s request to suspend its evaluation of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. A spokesman for the State Department tells Washington reporters Secretary of State John Kerry wants to finish the review of Keystone XL. TransCanada asked the State Department of suspend its review until Nebraska settled on a route […]

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Nebraska Marine pilot killed while delivering aid to be honored in Nepal

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A Marine pilot from south-central Nebraska who died while on a humanitarian relief mission in Nepal will be honored by that country. Twenty-nine-year-oldof Wilcox died on May 12th when his helicopter crashed while delivering supplies to earthquake victims. On Friday, a room at the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal will be renamed in honor of […]

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TransCanada insists it hasn’t given up on Keystone XL

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TransCanada says it hasn’t given up on the Keystone XL oil pipeline project, even though it has asked for the State Department to suspend its review. TransCanada spokesman Mark Cooper insists seven years of asking for permission to cross the Canadian border to build Keystone XL hasn’t diminished enthusiasm for it. “We remain solidly behind […]

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Sen. Fischer glad administration admits failure of ISIS strategy

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United States Senator Deb Fischer says the Obama Administration needs to insure Congress and the American people that it has a plan to defeat the Islamic State. Fischer, a Republican, says despite assurances given to Congress, the administration had to know its program to train Syrian rebels wouldn’t work. “Obviously, through some questioning of committee […]

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