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3 hrs ago | KHGI

USDA grant helps rural businesses grow vegetables

The Center for Rural Affairs in Lyons is getting a $99,000 federal grant to provide training and business assistance to two small businesses that will specialize in growing vegetables.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science

7 hrs ago | KGWN

Western Nebraska Veterans' Home Receives Fifth Deficiency Free Survey

The Western Nebraska Veterans' Home in Scottsbluff, Nebraska recently received its fifth deficiency-free survey from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Western, NE, Scottsbluff, NE, Medicine, Nursing

7 hrs ago | Roll Call

Rating Change: Nebraskaa s 2nd District

Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., has a history of making races closer than they need to be - and 2014 appears to be no different.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Lee Terry, US News, US House of Representatives, Republican, Nebraska Government

10 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Nebraska wheat harvest more than half done

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says about 54 percent of the state's wheat crop has now been harvest, which is slightly behind the average of 61 percent.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Agriculture, Science

13 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Nebraska universities win robotic surgery grant

University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have been working since 2008 with the U.S. Army's Joint Warfighter Medical Research Program to develop miniature robotic technology.

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Related Topix: University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Health

17 hrs ago | KLKN

Nebraska teen died in rollover crash, patrol says

A 16-year-old Fullerton boy has died after being ejected from a car during a rollover crash in central Nebraska.

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19 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

To encourage saving, some states turn to prizes

Nearly a dozen states believe they've found a way to encourage people to save more money - and have fun doing it.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Lottery

19 hrs ago | KBMT

XL Pipeline foes fear worst for water supply, Rosebud Sioux tribe: 'We will fight'

Courtesy NBC News IDEAL, South Dakota - Facing the sunrise on a frigid morning, Rosebud Sioux tribal leader Royal Yellow Hawk offered an ancient prayer in song, his voice periodically muffled by the whistling prairie wind.

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Related Topix: Steele City, NE, Ogallala, NE, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

23 hrs ago | KETV-TV

Holly's Seven Day Forecast

WITH WARM AND MUGGY CONDITIONS AT 9 PM THIS EVENING. TEMPERATURES ARE QUITE WARM TODAY, WITH MOST READINGS IN THE 80S AND 90S.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

KHGI

Vigil for MH17 Held in Grand Island

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over the Ukraine on Thursday, and Sunday night Nebraskans held a vigil in Grand Island.

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Sentinel & Enterprise

DVD Previews 'Heaven' a thoughtful take on faith

"Heaven Is for Real" : In this family drama, Colton Burpo, the angelic 4-year-old son of a Nebraska pastor, has emergency surgery and while under anesthesia experiences a series of visions, including watching his own operation, observing the prayers of his anguished parents and meeting Jesus.

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Related Topix: Greg Kinnear

Switched

'We Are The Youth' Chronicles The Diversity Of Queer Youth In America

An incredible new photographic journalism project is documenting the lives and stories of a handful of queer kids across America through a project titled " We Are The Youth ."

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Related Topix: Youth, Alternative, Gay/Lesbian

WTVC

Twin Tornadoes Take Lives in Nebraska

A storm packing rare dual tornadoes tore through a tiny farming town in northeast Nebraska, killing a 5-year-old child, leaving grain bins crumpled like discarded soda cans and flattening dozens of homes.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Pilger, NE, Stanton County, NE, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Daily Kos

Is Racist Governor About to be Rewarded at Tax Payer Expense?

This story starts in 2005-current Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman was then serving out a term having succeeded Mike Johanns who left to become Bush's Secretary of Agriculture.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tom Osborne, Senator Mike Johanns, Nebraska Government, US Governors, Dave Heineman, Immigration Reform

Lexington Herald-Leader

Nebraska has much to offer: history, geology and some kitsch

Best Western Plus Sidney Lodge:, 645 Cabela Dr., Sidney; Bestwesternnebraska.com/hotels/best-western-plus-sidney-lodge.

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Related Topix: Sidney, NE, Geology, Science, Western, NE, Lewellen, NE, Scottsbluff, NE

SFGate

Nebraska man's request for new trial denied

A Custer County man sentenced to life in prison last month for kidnapping and assaulting his ex-wife has been denied a new trial.

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Star Tribune

Tribute to pioneering spirits in Nebraska

Good thing I had pulled off the interstate for gas in central Nebraska, or I would have missed a terrific side trip.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Inventions, Boat Disaster, Travel

Statecollege.com

Penn State Football: Four-Star Prospects Tab Nittany Lions Saturday Morning

James Franklin and his staff pulled off a double play Saturday morning as Penn State picked up its 18th commit for the Class of 2015 in four-star New Jersey wide receiver Irvin Charles today, and landed its first commit for the Class of 2016 in four-star running back Miles Sanders of Pittsburgh.

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WOWT-TV Omaha

York Man Sentenced for Child Porn

Deborah Gilg, the U.S. Attorney for Nebraska, announced that 47-year-old Bobby Gene Clark Jr., of York, was sentenced Friday in Lincoln's federal court.

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The Post-Standard

Syracuse football commit Troy Henderson chose Orange over Nebraska, Rutgers 'by a percentage'

For recent Syracuse commit Troy Henderson, there was one clear variable that pushed the Orange ahead of other finalists Nebraska and Rutgers in his recruitment: Clark Lea.

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Related Topix: Rutgers University

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