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CME Group Announces Record Volume Day in Ag Products

CHICAGO, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced its Agricultural Products reached a record of 2,873,291 in trading volu... Read More

Ricketts defends donation to death penalty petition group

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is defending his $100,000 donation to a group that's leading a ballot drive to save the death penalty. Ricketts said Wednesday that he feels strongly that voters should be allowed to decide whether to keep capital puni... Read More

Gov. Ricketts, Nebraska Coalition Applaud Attorney General, Say Fix Needed for WOTUS

LINCOLN, NEB. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) final “Waters of the U.S.” Rule (the Rule) will be damaging to Nebraska’s agriculture and business sectors, while driving up costs for... Read More

Morrill County road damage from June flooding estimated at $250,000

Morrill County Roads Superintendent Bryan Hoerler anticipates it will take several months to obtain federal aid to assist in local recovery efforts to repair damaged county roads due to heavy rains and flooding over the last month. Morrill County ... Read More

Complaints being made about door-to-door salesmen in Gering

Door-to-door salesmen have been wearing out their welcome quickly at some Gering homes. Representatives with Advanced Residential Marketing (ARM) began selling Vivint Security Systems in town this week. City Clerk Kathy Welfl says that they do hav... Read More

Lapaseotes: Minatare

Investor Pete Lapaseotes says Minatare "looks the most favorable" as the site for a planned beef packing plant because of their support, but he adds no decision has been made on which of three area communities will be chosen by the group as the host ... Read More

Anti-TPP Group Sues Japan Government

A former Japanese ag minister is leading a group of protestors who filed lawsuit in that country to halt the government's participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The plaintiffs fear that any trade deal removing import tariffs on protected co... Read More

Sioux County could face legal repercussions for stance on same sex marriage

Sioux County Clerk Michelle Zimmerman says she will not issue marriage licenses to same sex couples despite a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that such unions are now legal. Michelle Zimmerman told the Star-Herald says she will not issue the lice... Read More

July 4th Cookout Costs Less This Year,  Still Under $6 Per Person

A Fourth of July cookout of Americans’ favorite foods including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk will cost slightly less this year and still comes in at less than $6 per person, says t... Read More

More than $50k raised at 2015 Festival of Hope

Organizers say that more than $50,000 was raised at the Festival of Hope events that took place a week-and-a-half ago in Mitchell. Board member Sally Mitchell says the funds came from the auction, booths, and other entities set up at the Fairgroun... Read More

Major League Baseball Scores

INTERLEAGUE Tuesday's Games Pittsburgh 5 Detroit 4, 14 Innings Minnesota 8 Cincinnati 5 Chi White Sox 2 St. Louis 1, 11 Innings Colorado 2 Oakland 1 Seattle 5 San Diego 0 Wednesday's Games= Minnesota (May 4-6) at Cincinnati (Cueto 4-5), 12:... Read More