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Brandon Benitz is joined by Doug Kristensen, the Chancellor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, for our weekly “Chat with the Chancellor” here at the end of the Summer, as we look ahead to t... Read More

Storms Ravage Custer County With Hail, High Winds

Two slow moving storm systems hit Custer County, Nebraska hard Saturday night as it moved southeast across the central and southern part of the county. Crops were particularly hard hit in the area as pea to golfball sized hail piled on the ground ... Read More


Brandon Benitz continues his weekly “Chat with the Chancellor” series.  This week, he's once again joined by a special guest, the President of the University of Nebraska system, Dr. Hank Bounds. This week, we talked about his announcement of ... Read More

Residents Voice Air Quality Fears for Nebraska Chicken Plant

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) _ Some residents in eastern Nebraska are calling for a delay in the construction of Costco's planned chicken processing plant, arguing that the plant could hurt air quality. About 75 people attended a Nebraska Department of Envi... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Begins Trade Mission to Canada

TORONTO, CANADA — This morning, Governor Pete Ricketts is kicking off his first trade mission to Canada, leading a Nebraska trade team on the state’s first official trade mission to the country.  During the five-day trade mission, delegates wil... Read More


Brandon Benitz is joined by a special guest this week, Dr. Ronnie Green, the Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, for our weekly “Chat with the Chancellor” here in the Summer 2017 semester. It’s been a while since we’ve had... Read More

Public Hearings Scheduled at the Upper Big Blue NRD

YORK - The Upper Big Blue NRD Board of Directors have scheduled two Public Hearings.  The first is the FY2018 Budget scheduled for Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., with the August NRD Board Meeting to follow.  A second Public Hearing for... Read More

Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Stopped in Kearney to Tout Rural Law Program

Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice, Michael G. Heavican, stopped at the University of Nebraska at Kearney yesterday to generate awareness and express appreciation for a new law student program that aims to increase the number of lawyers serving rur... Read More

Rural Healthcare to be discussed during Nebraska radio program on August 1st

Rural Healthcare is the topic of the next Rural Radio Forum. It will air on Tuesday August 1, 2017, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm CDT on 880 AM KRVN-Lexington, 960 AM KNEB-Scottsbluff, 840 AM KTIC-West Point and 1600 AM KNCY-Nebraska City. The Rural Radio Fo... Read More

(Audio) “Chat with Chancellor” – Celebrating 15 Years! Part 1

Brandon Benitz, with the Rural Radio Network, joined by Doug Kristensen, the Chancellor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, for the second of a 2-part, special edition our “Chat with the Chancellor” series here in the Summer 2017 semester! ... Read More

Upper Big Blue NRD Receives Prestigious National Grant

York, NE--The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District was one of 19 districts in 14 states awarded a National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) grant to boost technical assistance capacity for urban agriculture conservation projects.  T... Read More