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Plenty of Jobs in Agriculture

A report recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows there are plenty of jobs in ag-related fields.

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Nebraska Attorney General Questions Death Penalty Repeal

Attorney General Doug Peterson is raising questions about the legality of a section of the death penalty repeal law passed by the legislature.

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Crash Rates Highest for Teens

A new study finds almost two-thirds of people injured or killed in crashes involving a teen driver are people -other- than the teen behind the wheel.

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Nebraska Lawmakers Override Governor Again

State legislators have overriden Governor Pete Ricketts again to pave the way for youth brought into the country illegally to apply for Nebraska driver's licenses.

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Minnesota Groups Supports Waters of the US Rule

A final rule to clarify which water bodies fall under regulations of the Clean Water Act has been released by the EPA.

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Small Town Study Finds Entrepreneurial Spirit

A recent study released by the USDA Economic Research Service focused on towns that are losing population, and several in South Dakota and Nebraska were featured as towns struggling to hold residents.

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Xcel Energy Drones Replacing Manual Inspections

Electric and natural gas company, Xcel Energy, based in Minneapolis, is testing the feasibility of using drones within their inspecting operations.

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Wayne State College President to Retire

Since 1985, Curt Frye has been with Wayne State College in Nebraska.

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Life Without Parole to Replace Nebraska Death Penalty

Nebraska is now among 19 states that do not have the death penalty.

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Franken Returns from Cuba

Minnesota Senator Al Franken is wrapping up a nearly week-long trip to Cuba as part of a congressional delegation that's exploring ways the U.S. can expand trade opportunities with the island nation.

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Iowa Universities to Address Sexual Assault

The board that governs the three state universities in Iowa will discuss creating a campus safety and security sub-committee at its meeting next week in Ames.

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Egg Prices Rise in Response to Avian Flu

Consumers are seeing some grocery prices rise as the price of eggs used by food manufacturers has more than tripled in recent weeks due to the avian influenza outbreak in 16 states.

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Death Penalty Repealed in Nebraska

Nebraska lawmakers debated repeal of the death penalty for three and a half hours before finally voting to override Governor Pete Ricketts' veto.

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Avian Flu Continues Throughout Region

State officials' hopes have been dashed that avian flu is tapering off in Minnesota.

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Iowa Jobless Rate Down

A record number of Iowans were working last month, according to a new report from Iowa Workforce Development.

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Xcel Energy Receives Drone Approval

Xcel Energy, based in Minneapolis, has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use drones.

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Wayne State Accreditation Successful

In a process that occurs every 7 to 8 years, Wayne State College strives to receive accreditation.

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Region Featured in Small Town Study

In a region that struggles to keep some tiny communities thriving, knowing why people do or do not return home after leaving could be crucial for sustaining a population in a small town.

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Nebraska Governor Disappointed by Unicameral Override

The Nebraska legislature has voted to repeal the death penalty.

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Minnesota Budget Still Under Construction

State budget negotiations resumed at Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton's residence yesterday afternoon.

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Plenty of Jobs in Agriculture

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A report recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows there are plenty of jobs in ag-related fields.

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Nebraska Attorney General Questions Death Penalty Repeal

prison

Attorney General Doug Peterson is raising questions about the legality of a section of the death penalty repeal law passed by the legislature.

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Crash Rates Highest for Teens

accident

A new study finds almost two-thirds of people injured or killed in crashes involving a teen driver are people -other- than the teen behind the wheel.

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Nebraska Lawmakers Override Governor Again

nebraska-state-capital

State legislators have overriden Governor Pete Ricketts again to pave the way for youth brought into the country illegally to apply for Nebraska driver's licenses.

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Minnesota Groups Supports Waters of the US Rule

wetlands water

A final rule to clarify which water bodies fall under regulations of the Clean Water Act has been released by the EPA.