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Snowstorms take toll on blood supplies, donors needed

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Severe winter weather has left blood supplies for many hospitals across the region at critically low levels. Katie Marshall, spokeswoman for the Midwest region of the American Red Cross, says there’s an “emergency need” for blood donors. “What we’re seeing at this point is that the blood that’s coming in is going out to hospitals […]

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“Mountain men” from across the region gather in Kearney

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A group devoted to the history and use of muzzleloading firearms is holding its annual convention in Kearney this weekend. Organizer Phil Tripe says the United Nebraska Muzzleloaders Association event is bringing in members from all across the region and the trade show will open today at noon. “In the evening, there will be various […]

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Winter storms dumping heavy snow on Panhandle

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A Winter Storm Warning is posted for a large section of western Nebraska through tonight and in some areas, into tomorrow. Forecasters say parts of the region may see up to 10 inches of new snow, with high temperatures in the 20s and lows in the teens. Gusty winds could make blowing and drifting snow […]

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Eastern Nebraska hit with freezing rain, snow; rest of state under advisory

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Eastern Nebraska is under a winter storm warning today with a winter weather advisory in place for the central region. The National Weather Service reports freezing rain in eastern Nebraska has given way to snow. The high today should reach near 30. The chance of snow continues throughout the night with lows dipping down to […]

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October’s Mid-America Business Conditions Index tumbles

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The Mid-America Business Conditions report for the month of October indicates slower economic growth and some states in the nine state region falling into negative territory. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss, “Everybody says things are ‘hunky dory’. I don’t think things are ‘hunky dory’. The overall index falls to 41.9 and that is from 47.7. […]

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Marketers consider ways to share Nebraska’s quality of life

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A forum in Kearney this week brought together economic development leaders from across the region. Organizers say the goal was to let attendees provide input on ways to grow local economies and to improve the overall quality of life in Nebraska. Dave Snitley, president of Firespring Marketing and Advertising in Lincoln, was the forum’s moderator. […]

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July Business Conditions Index

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The July Business Conditions Index dipped more than two points from the month before.   Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss reports July’s index came in at 50.6 compared to June’s 53.0. Goss says, “We’re talking about an economy, the nine state region we are surveying, are more tied to agriculture and more tied to energy. Those […]

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June’s Mid-American Business Conditions Index report

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The Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index for May, a leading economic indicator for a nine-state region stretching from North Dakota to Arkansas, climbed for June. Indices over the past several months have pointed to positive, but slow economic growth over the next three to six months for the region. The overall index rose to […]

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Banks become cautious as farm income falters

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Farm income is falling across the region as credit conditions weaken. Nathan Kauffman, the Omaha branch executive with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, says lower crop prices and high input costs have cut profit margins and raised concerns about the ability of farmers to repay loans down the road. “In the last several […]

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Don’t be duped by Nepal relief scams

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Nebraskans are warned to be cautious as they donate any dollars to relief efforts following last weekend’s devastating earthquake in Nepal. Consumer advocate Bill Brauch says he hasn’t heard of any scams in the region yet that involve Nepal relief, but it’s likely some will crop up in the coming days. “Don’t respond to phone […]

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Royals Charities spreading goodwill all year round

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A World Series came to the Royals for the first time in 29 years, but many Kansas City organizations know there's something they can depend upon every year. That's Royals Charities, an ownership hallmark of the Glass family. It has provided the K.C. co...

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Red Cross Blood Drive

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blood drive  2/22/11  dw  With the latest round of severe winter storms, the Red Cross has been unable to collect blood donations in certain parts of the state and areas of the nation.  As a result, there is a ten-year low on blood collections across the United States.  There is a recovery plan in place.  The Norton Community Blood Drive ...

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