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New Rural Affairs Executive Director Excited To Start New Job

New Rural Affairs Executive Director Excited To Start New Job

Beginning September 1, Center for Rural Affairs Assistant Executive Director Brian Depew takes over as Executive Director.  He replaces Chuck Hassebrook who resigned to devote full time to running for Governor of Nebraska. Depew says he’s looking forward to the promotion.

Depew says he wants to continue helping rural communities thrive and to help create opportunities for rural businesses and producers.

He says part of his goal is to work for a new farm bill that will help family producers and those just starting to farm.

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A wind advisory and a fire watch have been issued for our area.

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Huron Man Dies in Single Vehicle Accident

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Huron man dies in a single vehicle accident.

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

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Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.

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