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Life of Germans from Russia in Nebraska unveiled in museum (AUDIO)

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A short tour reveals the hundreds of years of history of the Germans from Russia conserved at the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia headquarters in Nebraska. A simple street sign reading, “Germans from Russia Museum” points the way toward a building housing a wealth of information. AHSGR Executive Director Sherry Pawelko is proud […] Read More »

High school football 2014 playoff pairings with days and times

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Class A Friday’s games, opening round No. 16 Lincoln Southwest (4-5) at No. 1 Omaha North (9-0), 7 p.m. No. 9 Kearney (6-3) at No. 8 Norfolk (7-2), 7 p.m. No. 12 Omaha Westside (5-4) at No. 5 Millard West (6-3), 7:30 p.m. No. 13 Columbus (5-4) at No. 4 Grand Island (8-1), 7 p.m. […] Read More »

Abdullah hauls in more awards and Pelini talks intensity (AUDIO)

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In addition to being named Big Ten offensive player of the week, NU’s Ameer Abdullah was also named the Athlon Sports National Player of the Week, the College Football Performance Awards National All-Purpose Performer of the Week and he was named to the Paul Hornung Award Week Nine Honor Roll.  He has 4,226 career rushing […] Read More »

Nebr. Dept of Labor / Offutt Career Fair Thursday

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Those in eastern Nebraska looking for work need to mark Thursday, October 30th on their calendar. Deb Christensen with the Nebraska Department of Labor says they are teaming with the Family & Readiness Center at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue for a career fair with 140 employers taking part. Christensen says every business has […] Read More »

Natural gas prices may rise “a twitch” this winter

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With memories of last winter’s cold blast, some of Nebraska’s natural gas suppliers are looking for what they’re calling insurance. Clyde Gross is the senior gas manager for Northwestern Energy. “We’re 70% locked in through our traditional ways of locking in,” Gross says. “Because of a scar we have from last winter, not near the […] Read More »

Medical expert on dangers of excessive sugar consumption

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Just as kids in Nebraska are getting ready to enjoy a night of trick or treating, a medical expert sends a warning on the dangers of consuming too much sugar. Dr. Gerald Edelman is an oncologist and says on the molecular level sugar damages our cells.  Dr. Edelman says sugar decreases DNA links the same […] Read More »

Sasse: federal government has responsibility to contain Ebola

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A nurse who worked with Ebola patients in West Africa and was under mandatory quarantine at a hospital in Newark, New Jersey was released after threats of suing that her human rights had been violated. This brings up the question whether the government can force quarantine if there is a risk to the public. Nebraska […] Read More »

One person dead, two injured in south-central Nebraska crash

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One person died, two others suffered injuries in a one vehicle crash in south-central Nebraska this past weekend. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 32-year-old Adam Harrahill of Orleans died in the crash that occurred late Friday night when he lost control of his pick-up while driving east on 721 Road. The truck rolled into a […] Read More »

Ameer Abdullah named Big Ten offensive player of the week. Of course he was

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Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska •           Produced a school-record 341 all-purpose yards, including 19 carries for 225 yards and three rushing touchdowns, in Nebraska’s victory over Rutgers •           Added 90 yards on two kickoff returns and 26 yards on two receptions •           Moved into second place on the Big Ten […] Read More »

Illinois’ upset win over Minnesota tightens up Big Ten West race (AUDIO)

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It was quiet week in the Big Ten with several schools on their bye week, but an interesting one nonetheless as it pertains to the division race in the West. The Huskers got a lot of help from Illinois with their upset 28-24 win at Minnesota. The Illini defense scored a late touchdown and had […] Read More »

Rich history of European migration to Nebraska held in Lincoln (AUDIO)

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Tucked away in a residential area of Lincoln is a small building housing records that shed light on the history of a significant portion of Nebraskans. They came to Nebraska from Russia, but they weren’t Russians. They were Germans. Many left after the Japanese-Russian War in 1906 and could see more war coming. “They did […] Read More »

Drought-stricken livestock producers get a break from the IRS

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A policy change by the Internal Revenue Service gives Nebraska farmers and ranchers who were hit by drought more time for recovery. IRS spokesman Christopher Miller says the agency has changed the rules when it comes to livestock losses. Miller says farmers often sell off more livestock than usual during a drought and in order […] Read More »

Nebraska Insurance Dept. offers sessions on Affordable Care Act changes

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The Nebraska Department of Insurance wants everyone to be up to speed when Affordable Health Care open enrollment starts on November 15. Director Bruce Ramge says they are holding several information sessions to update residents about requirements and other change. Representatives will cover open enrollment, premium tax credits, individual mandates, employer sponsored insurance, small business […] Read More »

Abdullah, Bell power Nebraska to victory over Rutgers

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It was a record-setting day for both seniors Ameer Abdullah and Kenny Bell as Nebraska knocked off Rutgers 42-24 on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. However, it was a performance from the 16th-ranked Huskers that left head coach Bo Pelini and others looking for more in the final third of the regular season. “Well, […] Read More »

Behind Abdullah, Nebraska leads Rutgers 21-7 at halftime

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For the first time in nearly a month, 16th-ranked Nebraska is back at the friendly confines of Memorial Stadium and through 30 minutes, the Huskers are enjoying themselves before another sellout crowd. Heisman candidate Ameer Abdullah leads the powerful Nebraska running game with 16 carries for 149 yards and two touchdowns as the Huskers enjoy […] Read More »