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Nebraska to make big economic pitch this weekend

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Nebraska makes a big push to sell the state both nationally and internationally this weekend. The 47th annual Nebraska Diplomats Passport Weekend will be held this weekend in Lincoln, inviting site selection representatives from several states and several countries to the state. Gov. Dave Heineman says a group of business executives and community leaders has […] Read More »

Options for farmers dealing with commodity price drop

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Many Nebraska corn and soybean producers are a little discouraged going into the fall harvest. Agriculture Economist Michael Langemeier that is due to the drop in commodity prices. He says farmers need to look at every option to counter those lower prices and that includes looking at their crop insurance policy. He says the revenue […] Read More »

Omaha woman turns table on burglery suspect

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A frightening ordeal for an Omaha woman Tuesday morning. Around 3 am Barb Haley woke up when she heard an intruder inside her home. With her dog by her side Hadley discovered a man had broken into her home and was inside a closet.   Hadley’s dog kept the man cornered while she grabbed a gun […] Read More »

Nebraska drops from 7th to 12th in the volleyball polls, Creighton out of the top 25

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The Creighton Volleyball team dropped out of the AVCA Top-25 released on Monday, but did receive enough votes to come in 29th in the first regular-season ranking of the fall.  The Huskers, after dropping both opening weekend matches against #13 Florida State and #3 Stanford, fell from 7th to 12th. Creighton returns to action this […] Read More »

Saltdogs finish the season on fire and now prepare for the playoffs

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With a Gary loss at Winnipeg Sunday night, the Saltdogs clinched the 2014 American Association Central Division Championship, and have earned a playoff berth for the first time since 2010. After clinching the title, the Lincoln Saltdogs (54-46) split a double header with the Sioux City Explorers to wrap up the regular season at Haymarket […] Read More »

Gregory will miss at least one week after surgery (AUDIO)

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Bo Pelini said that defensive end Randy Gregory will be out this week against McNeese State after undergoing surgery on Sunday. Pelini said it was an old basketball injury that flared up after a non-contact play on Saturday against Florida Atlantic.  Pelini said Gregory had his knee scoped on Sunday morning after an MRI showed […] Read More »

Study: Nebraska winters will still be snowy despite climate change

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A national report on climate change finds even with global warming, we’ll still have plenty of snow in the winters ahead in Nebraska and across much of the country’s northern half. Climatologist Harry Hillaker says climate change is very gradual and snow blowers and shovels will remain necessities. Hillaker says the report from the Massachusetts […] Read More »

Ricketts and Hassebrook talk issues, but also get personal in debate (AUDIO)

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Republican Pete Ricketts and Democrat Chuck Hassebrook talked issues, but also got personal during the gubernatorial debate at the State Fair in Grand Island. Issues included prison reform, Medicaid expansion, and minimum wage. Both Hassebrook and Ricketts endorsed using alternative incarceration programs, such as drug courts, to reduce the state prison population. Hassebrook, though, stated […] Read More »

No day off for Dakota City, recovering from severe storms

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Nebraskans in extreme northeastern Nebraska are spending today not at cook-outs, but at clean ups. Dakota City is recovering the Labor Day after severe thunderstorms with high winds touching 80-miles-per-hour at times took down power lines and did some structural damage throughout the city. Dakota City Mayor Jerry Yecevich says all the destruction is still […] Read More »

Abdullah named Big Ten offensive player of the week

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I-back Ameer Abdullah was honored by the Big Ten Conference Monday, as he was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week. Abdullah earned the award after rushing for a career-high 232 yards on 21 carries in a 55-7 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday. His rushing total was the 15th-most in Nebraska school […] Read More »

Doctor: Don’t crack your back with an overpacked backpack

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With schools back in session across Nebraska there’s a warning about aches and pains from the misuse of backpacks. The weight really adds up considering text books, laptops, notebooks, cell phones and other items. Pain specialist Dr. Douglas Keehn says the kids may not consider it a “cool” look, but they need to use both […] Read More »

Omaha Storm Chasers win their fourth straight division title

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The Omaha Storm Chasers (75-67) clinched a franchise record fourth straight division title, eliminating the Oklahoma City RedHawks with a 13-8 victory over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox to win the American Conference North. The Storm Chasers will face the Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals Triple-A affiliate) in the American Conference Championship at Werner Park. […] Read More »

Husker volleyball will grow from this past weekend’s losses against ranked teams

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The seventh-ranked Nebraska volleyball team fell to No. 3 Stanford, 3-0, in the final game of the AVCA Showcase on Sunday.  Stanford won the first two sets 25-17 and won 13 of the 17 rallies to go up 19-14 en route to a 25-19 win in the third and final game. Junior Kelsey Fien led the […] Read More »

Husker soccer rallies from two-goal deficit for first road win

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Facing a 2-0 deficit in the second half, the Nebraska soccer team (3-1) rallied with three goals over the final 26 minutes to defeat Marquette, 3-2, at Valley Fields on Sunday afternoon.  Sophomore Jaycie Johnson scored a pair of goals, giving her four on the season. Johnson put the Huskers on the board in the […] Read More »

Creighton men’s soccer off to 2-0 start after shutout on Sunday night.

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The Creighton men’s soccer team edged Santa Clara 1-0 at Morrison Stadium Sunday night after a long weather delay between halves. Creighton freshman Ricky Lopez-Espin scored his second career goal and game-winning tally of the season in the 59th minute. SeniorJose Ribas assisted on the score. With the win the Bluejays improve to 2-0-0. It marks […] Read More »