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Nebraska Crossing Outlets one year anniversary

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This weekend marks the one-year anniversary at Nebraska Crossing Outlets in Gretna. Developer Rod Yates says they have good reason to celebrate. He says when they opened one year ago capacity was at 80%. Since then they have added approximately 60,000 square feet of new brands. Yates says in the first year they marked $140-million […] Read More »

Business survey reveals optimism in Nebraska

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A new survey of Nebraska businesses sees some optimism breaking through. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bureau of Business Research Director Eric Thompson says the bureau’s latest survey discloses an upward trend. “Nebraska has a much lower unemployment rate, so households have better spending power here in Nebraska,” Thompson tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN. “So, those […] Read More »

Former state fairgrounds emerging as Innovation Campus (AUDIO)

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Nebraska Innovation Campus is taking shape on the former state fairgrounds. Two buildings are occupied. Others are under construction. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman has high hopes for Innovation Campus. “I think it does place us clearly in a lead toward the commercialization of innovation and I think it’s becoming an attraction for both […] Read More »

With five-run sixth, Royals knot World Series at 1

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Now the upstart, unbridled, uninhibited Royals are back in business. Kansas City landed a sixth-inning haymaker on the Giants and surged to a 7-2 victory in Game 2 of the 110th Fall Classic on Wednesday night with a blue-hued crowd of 40,446 roaring at... Read More »

A lighter hand leads to more participation in wellness programs (AUDIO)

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Methods have changed and it seems more employees and school children are participating in wellness programs. More and more businesses offer wellness programs, help with exercise and diet, to improve employee health and reduce insurance costs. Tara Smydra runs the program for Norfolk Iron and Metal Company and says a change in tactic increased employee […] Read More »

TransCanada denies Energy East is alternative to Keystone XL

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A TransCanada executive denies an ambitious new project by the company is being undertaken as an alternative to the Keystone XL pipeline. Approval of Keystone XL has been delayed for years. TransCanada now awaits a decision on its route through Nebraska from the state Supreme Court. Vice President for the Keystone Pipeline Project, Corey Goulet, […] Read More »

Stock Market showing signs of recovery Friday

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After six straight days of losses the Stock Market is showing signs of recovery Friday.   Darrell Bryant is the owner of D. Bryant Retirement Strategies in Omaha and says what we experienced this week was a correction. Most of the indexes dropped 8% to 12%. Bryant says, “This is not a full fledge bear market. That would […] Read More »

Broken Bow to host workshops for wanna-be homeowners

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First-time homebuyers in central Nebraska who need to learn about things like mortgages, escrow and balloon payments might consider a special course being offered in Broken Bow. Melissa Krysl, spokeswoman for the Central Nebraska Housing Developers, says they’ll be hosting two workshops that offer a thorough overview for those looking to buy a house. “We […] Read More »

Dyson not shy about stating Royals’ odds of advancing

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As far as Jarrod Dyson is concerned, Game 3 of the American League Championship Series counts for nearly as much as Game 7 would. Speaking after his team's Game 2 victory, the Royals outfielder was confident in his team's chances to advance to the Worl... Read More »

State sponsored internship program keeps growing

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A special state program to encourage college students to accept internships at Nebraska businesses keeps growing. The Nebraska Internship Program has reached 750 active participants. Reinke Manufacturing CEO Chris Roth says the program has proven valuable for his operation in the southern Nebraska city of Deshler. “We had four interns last year working for us […] Read More »

Modern factories in search for skilled workers (AUDIO)

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Factories aren’t what they used to be and the modern manufacturer needs workers with modern skills. Manufacturing has bounced back since the great recession and Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Barry Kennedy says it’s changed. “The manufacturing picture of old, if you will, where people see an assembly line and people just adding […] Read More »

Spotlight falls on manufacturing in October (AUDIO)

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October has been declared Nebraska Manufacturing Month. Gov. Dave Heineman said the declaration has been made to showcase the opportunities available for young people looking to land a good job. Nebraska is home to 2,700 manufacturers, which employ approximately 120,000 workers; 10% of the state workforce. Reinke Manufacturing CEO Chris Roth said factories have become […] Read More »

Conference in La Vista will focus on energy from the wind & sun

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Organizers of the Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference and Exhibition later this month say the event will highlight new and continuing opportunities for the wind and solar industries in the state. John Hansen, president of the Nebraska Farmers Union, says the conference is designed as a resource for anyone who’s interested in clean energy. Hansen […] Read More »

Factory accident kills worker

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A manufacturing accident has taken the life of a worker in eastern Nebraska. The Valley Police Department reports George Young died from injuries sustained when a forklift he was operating at Midwest Manufacturing pinned him against a shelving unit. Young was freed by fellow workers who performed CPR before he could be taken by helicopter […] Read More »

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 »