Regional News
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    Nebraska Economic Indicator Shows Strong Upward Trend

    Nebraska's Leading Economic Indicator is back up after a decline last month according to a report from the UNL College of Business Administration. The Indicator rebounded by 1.37 percent in August ...

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    Nebraska Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Keystone XL

    On Friday, the state Supreme Court heard arguments filed by Nebraska landowners who want to overturn the approved route of the Keystone XL pipeline.  The lawsuit challenges a law passed in 2012 that ...

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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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    Grand Island Unemployment Rate Highest in Nebraska

    The Nebraska Department of Labor announced Friday the state's unemployment rate is up from last month. The jobless rate for July is at 3.6%, up .1% from June.All three of the Tri-Cities saw a rise from ...

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    Nebraska's Leading Economic Indicator Drops

    For the first time in six months, Nebraska's leading economic indicator has dropped. This, according report from the UNL College of Business Administration. In the month of July the indicator dropped ...

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    Nebraska Business Survey Not As Optimistic

    Nebraska businesses said they aren't as optimistic about the state's economy as they were just last month, according to a UNL Bureau of Business Survey. While the businesses did report a positive ...

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    Cattle Inventory Down

    New numbers released from the United States Department of Agriculture show cattle inventory is down 3% from 2012. All cattle and calves in the United States as of July 1st totaled 95 million head. This ...

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    Nationwide Recall On Several Fruits

    A California packaging company is issuing a nationwide recall on several fruits due to possible Listeria contamination. The company is recalling certain lots of whole peaches, nectarines,plums, and ...

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    Another Rise In Nebraska's Leading Economic Indicator

    A report from the UNL College of Business Administration saw a rise in Nebraska's Leading Economic  Indicator for the fifth straight month this year. In the month of June, the indicator grew just ...

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    Nebraska's Unemployment Rate Second Lowest In The Nation

    For the month of June, Nebraska had the second lowest unemployment rate in the country, falling only behind North Dakota. Nebraska's unemployment rate last month was at 3.5 percent. That's down .1 ...

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    Wet June Helps To Reduce Drought Conditions Across Nebraska

    We head into July with drought conditions significantly lower across the state than they were one year ago. The latest Drought Monitor report issued Thursday shows that just over 61% of Nebraska is ...

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    "Common Sense Nebraska" Coalition Formed To Fight EPA

    Common Sense Nebraska. That's what the state's agriculture groups are calling a new coalition formed to fight the EPA. Groups including Nebraska Cattlemen, Nebraska Corn Growers Association, Nebraska ...

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    Kearney Airport Fails To Land New Carrier

    Despite attempts, the Kearney Regional Airport has not been able to land a new carrier, and it could keep their flights grounded in the future. For the last few years the city of Kearney has been ...

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    Foundation Hopes To Have National Cather Center Ready By 2016

    Just in the nick of time, the Willa Cather Foundation announced today they've met a challenge grant deadline. Raising nearly 6 million dollars to help build the National Cather Center in Red Cloud, a ...

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    Accused Serial Killer Files Motion To Be Moved

    Accused serial killer Dr. Anthony Garcia is asking to be removed from administrative confinement at the Douglas County Jail. In a motion filed Monday, Garcia claimed his confinement has caused "extreme, ...

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    Help Available For Livestock Producers Affected By Severe Weather

    Buildings weren't all that was destroyed when tornadoes hit the northeast in communities like Pilger. Assistance is now available for farmers and ranchers who lost livestock during severe weather. The ...

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    Unemployment Rates Improve From A Year Ago

    A growing economy and increased workforce in our state is reflected in new jobless numbers for May released by the Nebraska Department of Labor. The Kearney region saw the biggest improvement with ...

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    Lincoln Airport adding direct flights to Atlanta

    If you've been looking for a reason to take a trip to Atlanta, you'll have one in September. The Lincoln Airport is adding direct flights to the city. The flights will begin taking off on September ...

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    State's unemployment rate drops again

    Nebraska's monthly unemployment rate is down again. The rate for April came in at 3.6 percent.That's down two tenths of a percentage point from March and down four tenths of a point from April of 2013. ...

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    Nebraska economic indicator surges

    Meanwhile, a report from the UNL College of Business Administration saw a surge in Nebraska's Leading Economic Indicator.The jump of 1.89% in April represented the third straight month of improvement for ...

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    Lobbyist, Hastings native Bob Gray dies at 92

    A Hastings native and Hastings College benefactor who the Washington Post called "one of the most sought after" lobbyists in D.C. has died at the age of 92.Bob Gray's career in government included a position ...

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    Nebraska sees significant land valuation increase

    As the Governor, lawmakers and residents of the state continue to battle high property tax and increasing land valuation... It comes as no surprise that this year, Nebraska saw a significant increase in ...

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    Mars makes sweet buyout

    Dogs around the world could find a sweet treat in the food dishes soon. The candy maker company Mars is beefing up its pet food business. Mars is buying Procter and Gamble's pet foot brands, IAMS, Eukanuba ...

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    How is Colorado's marijuana industry affecting Nebraska?

    It could quickly become a billion dollar industry in Colorado. But it's also one of the most controversial topics across the country... Marijuana.This year Colorado became the first state to legalize the ...

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    Economic indicators point to more growth in the state

    Despite a rise in unemployment, other economic indicators are pointing to more growth in the state this year. The University of Nebraska Lincoln's latest Leading Economic Indicator Report indicates Nebraska's ...