Economy remains slow in rural parts of 10 states

A new survey suggests economic growth in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West will continue slowing down in the next few months. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said Thurs... Read More

Power line work to re-route Ave. I traffic Friday

Nebraska Public Power District will be working on power lines Friday, that will require traffic on portions of Avenue I to be re-routed. The work, scheduled to occur between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. along Avenue I between 25th and 26th Streets, will caus... Read More

Should You Add SCO Coverage to Your Crop Insurance For Wheat?

Choosing your crop insurance contract for 2015 just got more complicated with the addition of the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO), a county-level insurance program available through the 2014 farm bill.  SCO will be available in select Nebraska co... Read More

Patrol removes 134 trucks during brake safety week

(Lincoln, Neb.)- An effort to reduce the number of highway crashes caused by faulty braking systems on commercial vehicles led to the removal of 134 trucks from Nebraska roadways during “Brake Safety Week”, September 7-13. Troopers with the Ne... Read More

Senate Committee Passes Railroad Regulatory Bill

The Senate Commerce Committee took some action Wednesday to give more authority to the Surface Transportation Board to react to railroad delays that have plagued the upper Plains. The Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act (S. 2777) by Com... Read More

September 17, 2014

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney,                   5.05 (-0.01) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport,         5.05 (-0.01) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman,                   5.05 (-0.01) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford, ... Read More

Psychiatrist: Release of Jenkins was against his recommendations

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A psychiatrist says he doesn't know why a mentally ill prisoner was released from custody, giving him the chance to kill four people in Omaha. Dr. Eugene Oliveto told a legislative committee Thursday that he had recommended Ni... Read More

Senate Debates Future of Renewable Energy Credits

With commercial cellulosic ethanol production getting a jumpstart in places like Iowa and Kansas this year, the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday began discussing the future of the energy tax code during a hearing. The debate comes at a time when le... Read More

CAPWN seeking local infusion of cash to cushion operations funding

CAPWN Board President Tim Nolting of Bushnell says the non-profit organization is attempting to obtain an infusion of cash from local banks to assist their efforts to work through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Citing "a perfect storm unfortunate financial s... Read More

Searches continue near Paxton, south of Torrington for drowning victims

Searches are being conducted in two different areas in the region for men believed to have drowned during the past five day. Near Paxton a search continues for a man who is believed to have drowned in an NPPD supply canal while fishing late Monday... Read More

Experts say wheat farmers should watch Black Sea exports

The growing importance of wheat production from Black Sea-area countries Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan on the world market has Daniel O’Brien keeping a close watch on geopolitical events there – and he’s encouraging U.S. wheat producers to do ... Read More