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Chief says wildfire destroyed homes near Lake McConaughy

A fire chief says a wildfire has destroyed at least eight homes and several other buildings near Lake McConaughy Keystone Lemoyne Fire & Rescue Fire Chief Ralph Moul said Monday that the blaze ... Read More

Requirements waived for trucks hauling to aid victims of Kansas wildfires

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts directed the Nebraska State Patrol to temporarily waive certain requirements for trucks traveling in and through Nebraska in support of efforts to aid citizens of Kansas impacted by wildfires. “Due to th... Read More


Brandon Benitz is joined by a special guest this week, Kelly Bartling, the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Communications and Community Relations at UNK for our next “Chat with the Chancellor” in the Spring 2017 semester! This week, we talked abo... Read More

LEAD Program Director Given Agri-Award At Triumph Of Ag Show

Terry Hejny, director of the Nebraska LEAD Program, a two-year leadership development program in agriculture, received the Agri-Award yesterday at the  Triumph of Agriculture Farm and Ranch Machinery Show at the Century Link. Hejny grew up near M... Read More

Longtime rodeo announcer and North Platte native passes

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association lost a legend March 2. Announcer Hadley Barrett, who was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1999, passed away in the early morning hours of March 2 as a result of heart... Read More

Struggling Farm Economy Could Worsen Nebraska Budget Woes

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A struggling farm economy could mean more budget challenges for Nebraska lawmakers this year, based on new state estimates. Members of the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board offered a gloomy outlook for agriculture o... Read More


Brandon Benitz continues his weekly “Chat with the Chancellor” series, this time joined by the President of the University of Nebraska system, Dr. Hank Bounds, for his monthly segment. This month, they talked about Dr. Bounds' biggest takeaway... Read More

4-H Clover Chase Scavenger Hunt begins March 1st

Lincoln, Nebraska, Feb. 23, 2017 – Nebraska 4-H youth and volunteers in all 93 counties are invited to participate in the 4-H Clover Chase scavenger hunt, part of the Nebraska 150 celebration. The event, which runs from March 1 through Aug. 15, ... Read More

Senators Question Nebraska Sales and Property Tax Proposal

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Lawmakers are questioning a proposal that would raise Nebraska's state sales tax and steer the extra revenue into tax credits for low-income residents and property owners. The bill drew support from farmers on Wednesday during a... Read More