In Depth Reports
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    Target 5 Investigation: Working Through a Crisis

    It's an area many of you drive by every day, located off Highway 281. A group of nearly 70 workers are swarming the fields this season to do detassling and help Nebraska farmers with their crops. Maybe ...

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    A Stable Influence

    What do you do with troubled teens? And more importantly, how do you set them back on the path to being a productive citizen? That's the challenge for workers at the Youth Rehabilitation and ...

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    A Sign of Success

    It started as a hobby in his brother's basement in Hastings. One Aurora man turned his dream job into a reality. Troy Hofmann is racing towards the checkered flag. It's a Sign of Success for tonight's ...

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    Rural Medicine: In Critical Condition Part IV

    Small town doctors in Nebraska are in short supply and they're getting ready to retire, putting the health of rural communities in jeopardy. In the final part of her series – Rural Medicine: In Critical ...

  • Rural Medicine: In Critical Condition Part III

    The Cornhusker state is facing a health care crisis. Doctors are retiring and future doctors are deciding not to practice in rural Nebraska. In tonight's edition of our special report Rural Medicine: ...

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    Rural Medicine: In Critical Condition Part II

    Amidst the rural healthcare crisis, doctors are finding ways to ease the shortage. Rural physicians are relying more and more on nurse practitioners and physician assistants to take some of the weight ...

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    Rural Medicine: In Critical Condition Part I

    Rural medicine in Nebraska is in critical condition. The number of doctors in rural areas is shrinking. But it's not just a problem here, the issue spans across the country.  Over 20 ...

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    The Technology Artist

    It's a small village tucked away in Franklin County. You might not picture a technology business to thrive there. But one Hildreth man came up with a swimming idea.3 gallons full of labor and hard work. ...

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    Soaring Like A Superhero

    Here at News 5, we've followed the story of young Max Vertin and his two brothers as the Hastings family raises awareness and hope for a rare disease. The brother's suffer from Duchenne muscular dystrophy. ...

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    Distribution a challenge for Nebraska craft breweries

    Local Breweries are struggling to put their product on the shelves. Last night we told you about a new brewery in Ord, ScratchTown. The owners want to their beer in area stores. But, it could come at a ...

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    Ord brewery tapping into a unique market

    Tapping into big business -- an idea from three friends has turned into reality in rural Nebraska. Here's the story behind the new brewery in Ord.Surrounded by lakes, tucked away in Valley County is the ...

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    Part Two: High Tech Health Care On The Frontier

    In Part One of High Tech Health Care On The Frontier, we learned that Nebraskans are now depending on regional centers, and with Tele Health systems, that's becoming more and more practical. And while ...

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    Part One: High Tech Health Care On The Frontier

    What happened to our small town doctors?  One in each community taking care of neighbors from cradle to grave? Well in Nebraska, those doctors are now few and far between-- and it's not just that ...

  • Preparing for the insurance mandate

    Are you prepared for October 1st? The clock is ticking as we approach the enrollment opening for the healthcare marketplace.  Calls have been coming in to non-profit groups around the Tri-Cities as ...

  • The fate of Nebraska hospitals under the Affordable Care Act

    There are more than 100 hospitals across the state of Nebraska.  And from accidents to illnesses, thousands of Nebraskans depend on those hospitals every day. And now that we're just days away from ...

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    How your healthcare will change

    Do you know how the upcoming Affordable Care Act will affect you?  From the cost you pay, to the care you receive, to the doctors by your side, all this month, News 5 will take a look at The Changing ...