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Kansas State Fair canceled this year amid pandemic concerns

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - The Kansas State Fair Board has decided to cancel this year's fair amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Hutchinson News reports that Monday's reversal came a week after the board init... Read More

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Brandon Benitz continues his weekly “Chat with the Chancellor” series here in the Summer 2020 semester.  He's once again joined by Doug Kristensen, the Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. This week, Chancellor Kristensen chat... Read More

Coalition Comes Together to Improve Rural Broadband Infrastructure

Minnesota-based farm cooperative Land O’ Lakes announced it has brought together 49 organizations to form the American Connection Project Broadband Coalition. The Hagstrom Report says the coalition’s goal is to “advocate for public and priva... Read More

CNPPID: July Board Meeting Summary

(HOLDREGE, Neb.) -- The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District board of directors approved a budget revision at Monday’s July board meeting for a new remote terminal unit (RTU) near Midway lake and governor upgrades for the Jeffrey, ... Read More

MAP: Status of county fair celebrations across Nebraska

County fair boards and agricultural societies in Nebraska’s 93 counties are working to modify their county fairs amid a global pandemic. Some fairs have canceled public portions of the celebrations, while others have used guidance from the state... Read More

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Brandon Benitz continues his “Chat with the Chancellor” series here in the Summer 2020 semester.  He's once again joined by a special guest, Dr. Ronnie Green, the Chancellor of University of Nebraska–Lincoln. This week, Chancellor Green cha... Read More

(Audio) Communities welcome aquaponic farm walls

On June 17, four aquaponic growing farm walls took root in Goshen County, Wyo.  with two in Torrington, one in Lingle, and another in Ft. Laramie.  The project began in February, when  Sandy Hoehn, Goshen County Economic Development community d... Read More

Emerald ash borer found in Kearney as insect spreads west

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — The emerald ash borer has been found in Kearney, marking the first time the destructive insect has been confirmed in the state outside of eastern Nebraska. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture confirmed Monday the emerald ... Read More

Scholarships available for Trout in the Classroom program

Six $1,000 scholarships are available to Nebraska schools starting up Trout in the Classroom, a science-based program that allows students to explore aquatic ecosystems, life cycles, water quality and the scientific process by raising trout from eggs... Read More

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Brandon Benitz continues his “Chat with the Chancellor” series here in the Summer 2020 semester.  He's once again joined by Doug Kristensen, the Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Last week, NU-system President, Ted Carter a... Read More

(Audio) UNK Announces First Round of Budget Reductions

KEARNEY – University of Nebraska at Kearney Chancellor Doug Kristensen announced today the elimination of 15 positions in an effort to meet a $2.8 million budget cut outlined and affirmed today by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. The ... Read More