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USDA grants and loans bring cash infusion to rural Nebraska

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding more than $1.7-million dollars in loans and grants to a host of projects across rural Nebraska. Doug O’Brien, the agency’s Under Secretary for Rural Development, says the infusion of capital comes from the Rural Micro-entrepreneur Assistance Program and it’ll go initially to five Nebraska-based agencies. O’Brien says, “Southeast […] Read More »

State Sen. John Nelson sworn-in as new Lt. Governor

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Gov. Dave Heineman has selected Omaha state Senator John Nelson as the new lieutenant governor, serving out the remaining three months of the Heineman Administration. Heineman said Nelson is a perfect candidate to fill the vacancy left with the resignation of Lavon Heidemann. “I chose him, because John is a respected public official, he’s a […] Read More »

Civic Auditorium auction is Friday and Saturday

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The Rolling Stones and President George W. Bush were there. So was Elvis, Kiss, REO Speedwagon, Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus, Creighton Bluejay Basketball, UNO Hockey and even Lloyd Bentsen and Dan Quayle held a vice-presidential debate there. After more than 60 years the Omaha Civic Auditorium served the state well and will be […] Read More »

American Cancer Society in need of volunteer drivers

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It is estimated at 9,550 Nebraskans will be diagnosed with cancer this year and getting every one of them to scheduled treatment is a big challenge. The American Cancer Society relies on volunteer drivers to help those with no vehicle or friends and family nearby to provide those rides. Mission Delivery Specialist Christine Bleich says […] Read More »

Transportation Secretary sees no quick solution to rail car shortage

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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx can’t promise any solution this fall to a rail car shortage threatening harvest season. Farmers need rail cars to move crops, but rail has been diverted to hauling oil from the Bakken oil fields in Montana and North Dakota. “I don’t think the trend is going to change abruptly any time […] Read More »

Big name corn field concert draws big crowd, big money to protest pipeline

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More than 8,000 people turned out in a corn field north of Neligh on Saturday for a concert and rally in opposition to construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The “Harvest the Hope” event was held on Art Tanderup’s farm. Tanderup said the concert, featuring Neil Young and Willie Nelson, grew out of contacts […] Read More »

Harvest time is almost here, use extra caution on rural roads

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Tractors and combines will soon be bringing in the harvest from the fields and lumbering down Nebraska’s rural roads at all hours. Kelly Brunkhorst, executive director of the Nebraska Corn Board, is putting out a reminder to those farmers — and to all motorists — to be cautious and courteous. Brunkhorst says “We just want […] Read More »

Creighton volleyball sweeps Xavier, holds top spot in Big East

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The Creighton Volleyball team won its season-high fourth straight match with a 3-0 win over Xavier on Sunday afternoon before 1,281 fans at D.J. Sokol Arena in Omaha. Scores in favor of the hosts were 25-22, 25-12, 25-16. Creighton improved to 10-6 and is alone in first in the BIG EAST with a 3-0 league […] Read More »

NU soccer gets past Maryland

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Senior Mayme Conroy scored two goals, including the game winner, to lead Nebraska (5-4-2, 1-2-2 Big Ten) to a 4-3 overtime victory over Maryland at the Nebraska Soccer Field on Sunday afternoon. In the 96th minute, senior Jourden Casey crossed the ball to Conroy, who gathered control five yards out and knocked it in to […] Read More »

Abdullah, running game shine as Nebraska demolishes Illinois 45-14

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91 plays later and 624 yards later, Nebraska’s offense still wasn’t satisfied. They may get their shot at satisfaction next week against a high-profile opponent and a chance to stake an early claim to the Big Ten. Behind a dominating rushing performance and an opportunistic defense, 19th-ranked Nebraska moved to 5-o on the season with a comfortable […] Read More »

Huskers move to 5-0 with 45-14 victory over Illinois

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Behind a dominating rushing performance and an opportunistic defense, 19th ranked Nebraska moved to 5-o on the season with a comfortable 45-14 win over Illinois on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. Wearing their alternate uniforms, there was little changed from Nebraska’s successful offensive formula from a week ago and a 41-31 win over […] Read More »

Nebraska dominating Illinois 31-14 at halftime

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If there was any notion that Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah would be slowing down this week against Illinois, it was put to bed quickly in the opening minutes. A week after a 35-carry, 225 yard effort against Miami, Abdullah hasn’t let up as the Huskers lead Illinois 31-14 at halftime in Lincoln. Abdullah heads […] Read More »

High school football scores for Friday 9/26/14

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Adams Central 41, Gering 12 Anselmo-Merna 90, Pleasanton 36 Ansley-Litchfield 28, Twin Loup 8 Aquinas Catholic 38, Yutan 0 Arapahoe 48, Axtell 12 Arcadia-Loup City 29, Ravenna 14 Archbishop Bergan 46, Tekamah-Herman 6 Arthur County 33, Minatare 28 Ashland-Greenwood 48, Arlington 7 Aurora 20, McCook 19 Battle Creek 43, Crofton 0 Beatrice 54, Mount Michael […] Read More »

Illinois’ young QB will face his toughest test yet. Sophomore off to record breaking start

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers open up Big Ten play today facing the Illinois Fighting Illini with an 8 p.m. kickoff.  Last week, Miami’s young quarterback saw what can happen with 92,000 fans getting revved up into a frenzy and now the Illini sophomore quarterback Wes Lunt could get the next dose as he faces an improving […] Read More »

Lincoln man charged with manslaughter in fatal crash last week

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A 54-year-old Lincoln man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a fatal car crash last week. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says deputies formally notified Diep Dong of the charge at his house Thursday. According to the sheriff’s office, Dong attempted to pass another vehicle driving north on a two-lane road September 18th […] Read More »