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Winter storm in Nebraska one for the record books

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The National Weather Service reports the Feb. 1-2 winter storm was record setting in parts of Nebraska. The snowfall totals for Tuesday smashed records for the day and month in Grand Island and Hastings, but came short of being an all-time-high in those cities. That honor remains with a March 2006 storm. Jeremy Wesely is […]

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Class 1A Division I State Basketball Tournament Moving to Dodge City

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TOPEKA, Kan. – As postseason basketball approaches, the KSHSAA and Fort Hays State University have mutually agreed to relocate this year’s Class 1A Division I state basketball tournament from FHSU to the Civic Center in Dodge City. The state tournament dates remain as scheduled March 9 –12, 2016. The Fort Hays State University women’s basketball team has positioned itself to potentially host ...

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Winter storm will hit some parts of Nebraska harder than others

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This winter storm could hit some areas of Nebraska much harder than others. State climatologist Ken Dewey with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says the strength of this storm is the key and he calls is a very powerful storm. “So this will be a system that’s typical of our March blizzards in Nebraska where the […]

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Survey: Hiring to outpace firing in Nebraska during first quarter

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A survey finds many Nebraska employers plan to hire more workers during the first few months of 2016. Karen Miller, spokeswoman for Manpower, says better than one in five employers who were polled statewide expect to be adding to their workforces during January, February and March. Miller says, “Twenty-one-percent of those employers interviewed said they […]

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North Platte concludes case involving suspected child abuse

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The North Platte School District says it has settled a dispute with two of its employees, a teacher and a guidance counselor.  Teacher Christie Copper and counselor Stephen Spiehs say they were told to check with parents before reporting suspected child abuse.  The student arrived at Madison Middle School last March with a scratched, dirty […]

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April’s Mid-American Business Conditions Index report

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The latest Mid-America Business Conditions Index for April in nine Midwestern states points to slow economic growth ahead. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss says the overall index for the month of April rose to 52.7 from March’s 51.4. Goss says, “Firms linked to energy and agriculture are experiencing pullbacks in economic activity. Growth in Oklahoma […]

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Another round of scammers targeting utility customers

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Scammers are back to their old tricks with another round of calls to utility customers claiming their bills are overdue. Omaha Public Power District spokesperson Jodi Baker says it is an old trick but picking up steam. OPPD received 43 customer reports of these fraudulent calls this month alone compared to 23 in March and […]

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Nebraska’s lowest unemployment rate dips a bit more

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Nebraska’s unemployment rate, already the lowest in the country, dipped slightly last month. The state Department of Labor announced the preliminary unemployment rate for March was 2.6%, down ever so slightly from the February unemployment rate of 2.7%. The Nebraska unemployment rate is half a percentage point better than the North Dakota unemployment rate of […]

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March Mid-America Business Conditions Report

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Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss released the March 2015 Mid-America Business Conditions Index, which is a leading economic indicator for a nine state region including Nebraska. The business conditions index ranges from 0 to 100. The index for March sank to 51.4 from February’s 57.0. The regional index, much like the national reading, is pointing […]

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Property tax deadline for some Nebraskans is March 31

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An important tax deadline for Nebraskans in three counties is March 31.  Douglas County Treasurer John Ewing says that is the deadline to pay the first half of 2014 personal property taxes. Ewing says, “Unfortunately with the state statutes that are in place for people who don’t pay the property taxes that interest accrues at […]

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Deadline for farmers to pick new Farm Bill programs is March 31st

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Nebraska farmers only have a week remaining to decide which federal farm program is best for them. Jeff Davis, with the Farm Services Agency, says March 31st is the last day farmers can elect between the three farm bill programs. Davis explains the provisions of the ARC-co which is based on county figures. “So, you […]

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Hochevar open to starting season in Triple-A

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When Spring Training began last month, right-hander Luke Hochevar had hesitations when asked if he could be ready by Opening Day. Hochevar, recovering from Tommy John surgery last March 18, said he simply didn't want to push his rehab process.

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