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Nebraska unemployment rate of 2% is lowest on record

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s latest unemployment rate of 2% was the nation’s lowest and the lowest on record for the state. Th... continue reading
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Ex-State Fair finance head gets jail, probation for theft

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — The former finance director of the Nebraska State Fair has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and 15 years' probatio... continue reading
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Fire at Nebraska prison sends 1 person to hospital

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a fire in a housing unit at the Lincoln Correctional Center has sent one person to the hospital. Lincoln... continue reading
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Lincoln Man Arrested Following I-80 Pursuit

OCTOBER 22, 2021 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — Nebraska State Troopers, with the assistance of York County Sheriff’s Deputies, have arrested ... continue reading
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Ricketts rescinds hospital restrictions as capacity improves

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has announced an end to restrictions that have kept hospitals from being overwhelmed with patients duri... continue reading
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What could happen next with indicted US Rep. Fortenberry

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The indictment of U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry could have a big impact on the Republican's future in Nebraska politics and t... continue reading
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Police: Fired grain elevator worker shot 3 people, killing 2

SUPERIOR, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says a man who was fired from a grain elevator returned later in the day and shot three peopl... continue reading

Country Music Star Phil Vassar Coming to McCook on October 23

McCook, Nebraska—A lot of toe tapp’n will be happen’n at the Kiplinger Arena, Red Willow Fairgrounds, on Saturday, October 23 whe... continue reading

Vehicle hits mountain lion near Fullerton

(Fullerton, NE) - At approximately 8:30 pm on September 21, 2021, the Nance County Sheriff’s Office was called to a single-vehicle accid... continue reading
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2021 Heritage Days royalty lineup Announced

2021 Heritage Days royalty lineup:King- Mathew PochopQueen- Karragan ShawPrince- Max WeimerPrincess- Joslyn HammondParade Marshal - Bill ElliotGran... continue reading
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MPCC Imperial Campus to Offer Fireground Safety Class

The Mid-Plains Community College Imperial Campus will offer a class on “Fireground Mistakes and How to Avoid Them” next week. The clas... continue reading
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Labor shortage sees Nebraska cut state parks' hours, service

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Labor shortages that have plagued businesses across the country have also put the squeeze on Nebraska's state parks. The... continue reading
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Standoff in Kearney ends with death of suspect in shootings

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Police say a standoff in Kearney with a suspect in the shooting of two women ended with the death of the man from a self... continue reading
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Nebraska State Trooper Nicholas Goodwin Passes Away

AUGUST 5, 2021 (SCOTTSBLUFF, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol family is mourning the sudden loss of Trooper Nicholas Goodwin #73. Troo... continue reading
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Cornhusker State Games Torch Run

Part of the McCook Bison Cross Country team carried the torch for the Cornhusker State Games. KRGI News/Sports · CSG 6 - 15 continue reading
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NSP Investigating Incident in Cass County

JUNE 8, 2021 (OMAHA, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating an incident that left one person deceased in Cass County Monday... continue reading
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Two Arrested After Incident at Wood River Interchange

JNUE 3, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested two people after an incident at the Woo... continue reading
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Troopers Arrest Woman Following Pursuit in Central Nebraska

MAY 25, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a California woman following a pursuit ... continue reading

Garth Brooks Tickets Available Friday

The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour comes to Memorial Stadium Saturday, August 14, 2021. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 21, 2021 at 10 a.m. CDT Fans are... continue reading
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Troopers Arrest Two, Locate 186 LBs of Marijuana in Traffic Stop

MAY 17, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people after locating more than 180 pound... continue reading
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Garth Brooks Coming to Memorial Stadium

LINCOLN- May 12, 2021- The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour is coming to Lincoln, Nebraska. The concert will be Saturday, August 14th, 7:00 PM at Memorial... continue reading
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MPCC Honors Garrett Nokes With Presidents Award

MPCC honors Garrett Nokes with Presidents award during Mid Plains Community College graduation ceremony. Nokes was a coach for the Mid-Plains Commu... continue reading
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Nokes to receive MCC President’s Award

McCook native Garrett Nokes will be posthumously honored with a President’s Award at McCook Community College’s commencement ceremony M... continue reading
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McCook Was Named a 2020 Tree City USA

McCook, Nebraska, was named a 2020 Tree City USA® by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.&... continue reading