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Niobium Drilling Set to Resume near Elk Creek

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Canadian-based NioCorp Developments is resuming drilling near Elk Creek later this week as it looks to collect more samples from a niobium deposit in the area. Former State Senator Tony Fulton, a member of the NioCorp advisory board, says the latest round of investment in the project will allow for a metallurgical analysis, additional drilling […] Read More »

Hastings ready to launch new marketing campaign

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Six civic entities in Hastings are teaming up and ready to launch a campaign designed to promote the city to prospective business and industry owners, visitors and residents.   Those entities include the City of Hastings, Hastings Economic Development Corporation, HastingsBID & DowntownCenter Association, the AdamsCounty Convention and Visitors Bureau, Hastings Chamber of Commerce and Hastings […] Read More »

Biodiesel plant in SE Nebraska to be first in US using new technology

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Crews from Flint Hills Resources are retrofitting the former Beatrice Biodiesel Plant so it’ll be the first of its kind in the country to use a new process to make fuel. Flint Hills spokesman Jake Reint says the new technology will allow the use of feed stocks like animal tallow, unrefined oil, used vegetable oil […] Read More »

Business booms during annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting

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Thousands will of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders will be in Omaha this weekend to attend the annual meeting at the Century Link Center. One of the hottest spots in town will be Gorat’s Steakhouse at 49th and Center Streets, a favorite of Warren Buffet, Berkshire CEO. Owner Gene Dunn says they are completely booked through Sunday. Dunn brings […] Read More »

USDA rolls out new incubator for rural business

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Rural Nebraska would see more jobs created under a federal proposal being touted by U-S Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack. The former Iowa governor says the new Rural Business Investment Program will allow the USDA to facilitate private equity investments in ag-related businesses. “It’ll be at least $150 million and those resources can then be used […] Read More »

State announces mobile job search app, effort to attract veterans (AUDIO)

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State officials have announced the job hunt has gone high-tech in Nebraska and that Nebraska is working even harder to attract veterans to the state. First, State Labor Commissioner Cathy Lang says a new mobile app will make the information on the job search website, NEworks.gov, available on smartphones and tablets. “The job search process […] Read More »

Duffy feeling at home in bullpen

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This bullpen business seems to suit Danny Duffy pretty well. When he helped preserve Saturday's 5-4 win over the Twins with two scoreless innings, it gave him a nice set of statistics for his first foray into relief work. In three games, he has thrown ... Read More »

Sponsor of workplace sexual orientation bill encouraged (AUDIO)

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The sponsor of a measure that would have added sexual orientation to the state workplace anti-discrimination laws says she’s encouraged, even though the measure died this legislative session. State Sen. Danielle Conrad of Lincoln says, overall, she’s pleased she got the votes needed to pass LB 485, though not enough to overcome a filibuster against […] Read More »

Sidney lands $10M truck stop/restaurant/store

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Sidney is welcoming a major business development to the Panhandle. Love’s Travel Stop and Country Store plans to invest up to $10-million to build a facility in Sidney with 100 truck stalls, a restaurant and 24-hour roadside assistance service. Project Manager Steve Walters told the city council why Love’s wants a presence in Sidney. “You […] Read More »

Sexual orientation workplace bill cannot overcome filibuster (AUDIO)

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Whether including sexual orientation to state workplace anti-discrimination laws would help or hurt business in Nebraska was debated as supporters failed to overcome a filibuster in the legislature. Much of eight hours of legislative debate on LB 485 centered on religion. Both supporters and opponents quoted the Bible and religious writings and gave testimony to […] Read More »

Debate on sexual orientation rights in workplace begins (AUDIO)

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Debate has begun in the legislature on a very contentious issue: whether the state should add sexual orientation to its employment anti-discrimination laws. Nearly three hours of legislative debate discussed the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender Nebraskans against the backdrop of religious freedom. Sen. Danielle Conrad of Lincoln, sponsor of LB 485, tells colleagues […] Read More »

Pierce Elevator cannot raise the cash, closes for good

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The debt is too deep. The Pierce Elevator Company will close, for good. Pierce Elevator President Brian Bargstadt surrendered his grain licenses March 4th. He since has been trying to get around $6 million together to pay off the elevator’s debt and re-open. State Public Service Commission Grain Division Director John Fecht says the needed […] Read More »

Efforts aim to revive money-troubled Pierce County Elevator

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Community investors in Pierce are trying to re-open the local grain elevator. John Fecht, the grain division director for the Nebraska Public Service Commission, says the elevator’s grain license was surrendered a couple of weeks ago due to financial problems. “They’ve got a lot of checks that have been issued and weren’t able to get […] Read More »

Springing ahead to Daylight Saving Time may cost billions

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Many Nebraskans may find themselves dragging this morning after the change to Daylight Saving Time over the weekend. Mike Gremmer, of the staffing service Robert Half, says we spring ahead and fall back every year, but it’s always tough for some people to lose an hour of sleep. “Eat a good breakfast, coffee is great,” […] Read More »

Radio Shack plans to close 1000+ stores nationwide

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A long-time electronics store chain is announcing widespread closings. Radio Shack says it will close at least 1,000 underperforming stores out of its 5,200 nationwide in an effort to become more competitive. The chain has 33 stores in Nebraska but has not said yet where any of the doomed stores are located. No deadlines were […] Read More »