LINCOLN – The funding mechanism used for a Northeast Nebraska school’s renovations has been upheld in the state’s highest court. The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday affirmed a Dodge County District Court ruling regarding the Scribner-Snyder school district. The district was sued in 2013, after it used a lease-purchase agreement with Scribner Bank to fund […]

NEBRASKA CITY, NE – More than one-million trees were planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day in 1872. The tradition continues today as many schools and communities hold tree planting ceremonies in honor of the day. Anthony Marek is the director of communications for the Arbor Day Foundation says the world is a better […]

NEBRASKA CITY, NE – ‘Growing Nebraska’ has been the main goal of Gov. Pete Ricketts since taking office on Jan. 7. Ricketts and Lt. Gov. Mike Foley surpassed 100 days in office on Tuesday, April 21 and one of the primary focuses of the office has been lowering taxes. The Appropriations Committee adopted Gov. Ricketts’ “3 Percent […]

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska senators will debate whether to legalize medical marijuana under a bill proponents say is aimed at residents struggling with debilitating seizures. A legislative committee voted 7-1 Monday to advance a measure to create cannabis centers where marijuana would be produced and dispensed. Patients and caregivers could register with the state to obtain the drug […]

LINCOLN – The state’s unemployment rate dropped again, keeping it the lowest in the country. Figures released on Tuesday by the Nebraska Department of Labor showed the preliminary unemployment numbers for the month of March have the state with a 2.6% unemployment rate, down slightly from February’s 2.7%. The City of Norfolk mirrored that slight […]

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – A Hubbard man is due in court next week to face charges in the strangulation death of his estranged wife. Court documents say 27-year-old Rogelio Pablo-Morales admitted to Sioux City Police that he strangled 21-year-old Margarita Morales. He said it happened while the two were sitting in his parked car early […]

LINCOLN –  Advocates for medical marijuana will try to take their campaign to Nebraska voters next year if lawmakers don’t act, and a new state law could make their job easier. Supporters say they’re gathering signatures to place the issue on the November 2016 ballot. A law signed last week allows petition organizers to pay circulators by the signature, […]

HALLAM – The state of Nebraska is going to be at the forefront of curbing carbon emissions in the nation. Nebraska Public Power District announced Friday morning that the Sheldon Station plant near Hallam, Nebraska will be the first large-scale utility operation in the country to generate clean energy using hydrogen. NPPD will be working […]

O’NEILL – Nebraska Cattlemen are coming together this summer to join in the fight against cancer. The 17th annual Cattlemen’s Ball will be held June 5 and 6 at the Redbird Ranch north of O’Neill, and features a prime lineup of country music entertainment, plenty of vendors, great food and auctions. Deb Hilker is an […]

NORFOLK – Appreciation for agriculture in Northeast Nebraska will be felt in a new way this summer. The Norfolk Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Council has organized an appreciation banquet with the help of the Madison Chamber of Commerce. The Northeast Nebraska Agriculture Appreciation Banquet will be held at the Madison County Fairgrounds on June 11. […]