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Robert Dyer, CEO of Cozad Community Health System, meets with health science students Tuesday during the Hospital Partners Networking Event at UNK. (Photo by Erika Pritchard, UNK Communications)

UNK Program Creates Connections With Rural Hospitals

Mar 1, 2024 / By TYLER ELLYSON UNK Communications

KEARNEY – University of Nebraska at Kearney health science students are a hot commodity. With a statewide workforce shortage, health care fa...
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UNK accepts 72 students into Kearney Health Opportunities Program – the largest class ever

Feb 29, 2024 / UNK

KEARNEY – The University of Nebraska at Kearney is once again welcoming a record-breaking group of students into its signature health science...
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Alcohol Compliance Checks Held in Adams, Dawson Counties

Feb 29, 2024 / NSP

FEBRUARY 29, 2024 (LEXINGTON, NEB.)  — Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have conducted alcohol compliance checks in multiple...
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GI Honors Officer Mark StegmanAudio Icon, this article contains audio

Feb 29, 2024 / KRGI News

Grand Island Police Officer Mark Stegman was honored for his 25 years of service at Tuesday's City Council Meeting. Hear the audio from the present...
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Resources Available for Producers Affected by West Central Nebraska Wildfires

Feb 29, 2024 / by Maria Tibbetts UNL Beef communications specialist

Cattle producers in central Nebraska affected by recent wildfires are invited to attend an informational meeting to learn about resources available...
Grand Central Cafe Opens at CCC-GI

Grand Central Cafe Opens at CCC-GIAudio Icon, this article contains audio

Feb 29, 2024 / KRGI News

Central Community College-Grand Island hosted the grand opening of the Grand Central Café from 7-9 a.m.  The Grand Central Café ...
Nebraska State News

Senate Passes Ricketts Bill to Rename North Platte Federal Building After Representative Virginia Smith

Feb 29, 2024 / Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Pete Ricketts (R-NE) welcomed Senate passage of his legislation to name the Federal Building in North ...
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Aspiring high school Christian leaders encouraged to apply to Open Call

Feb 29, 2024 / Michael Howie Hastings College

(Hastings, Nebraska) – Hastings College is accepting applications for Open Call, a residential experience for current high school freshman, s...
Platte Institute

Platte Institute Celebrates the Historic Passage of LB 16, Setting a New Standard for Workforce Development in Nebraska

Feb 29, 2024 / Platte Institute

OMAHA, NE — In a landmark victory for workforce development and economic growth, the Platte Institute announces the final legislative approva...
Nebraska State News

Nebraska Delegation Members Introduce Bill to Honor Late Congressman Bill Barrett

Feb 29, 2024 / Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE-03) and Sen. Pete Ricketts (R-NE) introduced legislation to designate the Postal Service bu...
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NSP Seeks Recruits

Feb 29, 2024 / NSP

FEBRUARY 29, 2024 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — Applications to join the next class of Nebraska State Troopers are now open. Apply today at Nebrask...
GI Girl Wins State Award

GI Girl Wins State Award

Feb 29, 2024 / AG

Lincoln – Each year, the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office invites fifth graders from across the state to participate in the Nebraska ...
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GI Man Arrested After Shooting

Feb 29, 2024 / GIPD

News media report for: 02/29/24All crimes reported in this news media report are felonies for the past 24 hours. For more information on repor...
Hastings College

High School Juniors Invited to Apply to Open Space

Feb 28, 2024 / Hastings College

(Hastings, Nebraska) – Open Space for the Visual and Performing Arts immersion experience for current high school juniors is set for Tuesday,...
National-Weather-Service

Red Flag Warning Thursday

Feb 28, 2024 / NWS

A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 10 AM to 8 PM Thursday. Relative humidity values below 20% combined with wind gusts of 35 - 40 MPH will lead t...
Team members (Nebraska hometowns, unless otherwise listed L – R): Delany Salm (1st year), Kendall, WI; Jay Mintling (1st year), Hayes Center; Wyatt Myers (1st year), McCook, Sean Lucas (1st year), Bailey, CO; Owen Harb (1st year), Grand Island; Tyler Keener (2nd year), Mitchell; Chase Glover (2nd year), Grand Island; and Leah Schutz (1st year), Elwood.

Crops Team Places First

Feb 28, 2024 / NCTA

The NCTA Crops Judging Team opened their season on a high note by placing first in the 2-year college division. The competition was held on Saturda...
Back Row: Jason Jackson, Melissa Mayo, DeMoine Adams, Gov. Pillen, Jerry Newth, Tammie Holley, Seth McDougall  Front Row: Danielle Bailey, Karen Barrett, Karla Koehler, First Lady Suzanne Pillen, Joy Loschen, Sally Mertens

Gov. Pillen Recognizes Top Public Servant Mentors for 2023

Feb 28, 2024 / Press Release

LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Jim Pillen joined Jason Jackson, director for the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) in recognizing to...
Wildfire Response Continues in West Central Nebraska

Wildfire Response Continues in West Central Nebraska

Feb 28, 2024 / NEMA

Firefighters continue to make progress on the Betty’s Way Fire north of North Platte, Nebraska. Containment increased to 82% with approximate...
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United We Stand: Human Trafficking Conference

Feb 28, 2024 / CHI

LINCOLN – Sex Trafficking is happening every day across the country and right here in Nebraska. In an effort to educate our communities,...
State Basketball Brings Big Crowds to Lincoln from Across Nebraska

State Basketball Brings Big Crowds to Lincoln from Across Nebraska

Feb 28, 2024 / NSP

FEBRUARY 28, 2024 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — Basketball stars from across the state are traveling to the NSAA Girls and Boys Basketball Tourname...
St. Francis hosting free skin cancer screening-March 28

St. Francis hosting free skin cancer screening-March 28

Feb 28, 2024 / CHI

GRAND ISLAND– Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. affecting one in five people according to the American Academy of Dermatology...
Nebraska Department of Corrections

RTC inmate death

Feb 28, 2024 / NDOC

February 28, 2024 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Jose Cabrera-Lomeli #217364, age 52, died February 26, 2024, at the Reception and Treatment Center (RTC)....
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GI Police Report

Feb 28, 2024 / GIPD

News media report for: 02/28/24All crimes reported in this news media report are felonies for the past 24 hours. For more information on repor...
UNK freshmen Dylan, left, and Derek Pfeifer like to stay busy. They’re both members of the Honors Program, Kearney Health Opportunities Program, Health Science Club and Delta Tau Delta fraternity. (Photo by Erika Pritchard, UNK Communications)

Twin brothers Derek and Dylan Pfeifer find a perfect match at UNK

Feb 28, 2024 / By TYLER ELLYSON UNK Communications

KEARNEY – Derek and Dylan Pfeifer do almost everything together. If you see one of them on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus, the...
Nebraska Emergency Management Agency

Wildfire Response Continues in West Central Nebraska

Feb 28, 2024 / NEMA

As of 4:00 pm CST on February 27th, the Betty’s Way Fire in Lincoln and Custer Counties is 71,022 acres. Fire managers are continuously asses...