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Thursday, August 1, 201308/01/2013

Offutt Air Force Base New Commander

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It appears StratCom at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha will soon have a new commander….

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Thursday, August 1, 201308/01/2013

Nebraska Prison Population Booms

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Nebraska’s prison population is more than 150% of capacity…..

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Thursday, August 1, 201308/01/2013

Nebraska Ethanol Leader Says Not A Good Time To Reform The RFS

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Illinois Congressman John Shimkus says a repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard is off the table because there are not…

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Thursday, August 1, 201308/01/2013

Environmental Group Concerned With Major Wetland Conversion

In Agriculture

The Environmental Working Group is concerned with loss of wetlands and wetland buffer zones from 2008 to 2012. The group…

Thursday, August 1, 201308/01/2013

NCBA Official Likes New USTR’s Ambitious Trade Agenda

In Agriculture

  New U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman met with agricultural stakeholders this week. He told the group he’s cautiously optimistic…

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Thursday, August 1, 201308/01/2013

Corn Leader Likes Drought Monitoring Legislation

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South Dakota Senator John Thune’s legislation to reauthorize the National Integrated Drought Information System has passed out of the Senate…

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Thursday, August 1, 201308/01/2013

Augie Adds To Hall

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Three All-Americans are included in the 2013 class of five destined for the Augustana Athletic Hall of Fame.

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Thursday, August 1, 201308/01/2013

Twins Lose To Hot Foe

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Billy Butler drove in two runs to lead the Royals to their eighth straight win, 4-3 over the Twins at Target Field.

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Thursday, August 1, 201308/01/2013

Twins Hope To Avoid Sweep

In Sports

The Twins wrap up their three-game series with the Royals today at Target Field.

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Thursday, August 1, 201308/01/2013

Butera On The Move

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The Twins traded catcher Drew Butera to the Los Angeles Dodgers at the trade deadline on Wednesday.

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Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growth

An overall view of the assembly line where the BMW X4 is made at the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina March 28, 2014.

U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.

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ISIS releases beheading video of American Steven Sotloff

A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website.

The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.

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Iowa Incomes Remain Steady Despite Strengthening Economy

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Iowa Policy Project, written by Colin Gordon, finds that Iowa's wage structure is weak compared to the growing economy.

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State Climatologist Says This Winter Could be Colder

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State Climatologist, Harry Hillaker, says the winters ahead could be colder than normal.

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Fake Gun Used in Fatal Robbery

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Omaha State Senator, Burke Harr, plans to re-introduce a bill that makes using a fake weapon a felony.