LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska irrigators used 30 percent less water last year compared to 2014 across a wide swath of the state. Water use averaged 7 inches per acre in 2014, compared to 10.1 inches the previous year. Terry Martin, president of the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts, says the decline is […]

LINCOLN (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says it will receive $1.2 million in federal grants over the next five years to help private landowners improve grasslands and croplands for wildlife habitat and agriculture production. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program. The new program, created in the […]

LINCOLN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture released their January Cattle on Feed report Friday, and numbers for Nebraska are higher. Nebraska feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head contained 2.49 million cattle on feed on January 1. That number was up four percent from last year. Placements during December totaled 395,000 head, down […]

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Defensive lineman Avery Moss has transferred to Youngstown State a month after Nebraska denied his appeal seeking re-admission. Moss confirmed in a text message to The Associated Press on Wednesday that he was enrolling at the Ohio school. Bo Pelini was named Youngstown’s head coach after his firing from Nebraska in […]

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Tulane receivers coach Keith Williams has been hired for the same position at Nebraska. Cornhuskers coach Mike Riley announced Wednesday that the addition of Williams completes his coaching staff. Riley was hired last month to replace the fired Bo Pelini. Williams spent the past three seasons coaching Tulane’s receivers and also […]

CALGARY – Keystone XL pipeline developer TransCanada filed court documents in nine counties Tuesday to acquire the remaining easements needed for the pipeline’s route through Northeast Nebraska. Despite that, company officials say they think a majority of their negotiations will still get settled out of court. Keystone XL Pipeline Land Manager Andrew Craig says that […]

LINCOLN, Neb. – TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP filed eminent domain papers in nine Nebraska counties Tuesday. The company is trying to get the remaining 12 percent of easements from landowners required in the state. This action was required within two years of TransCanada receiving its January 2013 approval in Nebraska. That time period expires on January […]

The Nebraska City Middle School hosted a state qualifier Saturday for the First Lego League, which includes competing robots and a research project to help people learn better. Cathy Thomas said Lourdes seventh grade team Robo Lords described how to build apps and the sixth grade team called the Blue Crew focused on helping people […]

LINCOLN, NE (AP) – Nebraska bars could remain open 24 hours a day under a new bill in the Legislature. Sen. Tyson Larson of O’Neill submitted a measure Thursday that would strike the mandatory closing times from state law. Nebraska imposes a 1 a.m. closing time for bars, but gives local governments the option to […]

MADISON, WI – The Nebraska men’s basketball team is looking for their third straight win Thursday, but to do it they’ll need to beat the #7 team in the nation on the road. Nebraska’s game against Wisconsin will see the Badgers a bit short-handed, as starting point guard Traevon Jackson is out with a knee […]