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Legislature continues to spend

Davis at the Legislature: Budget, time constraints, success, frustrations

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Legislature approves grants for 'livestock friendly' counties

Farm workers urged to look up, look down, look around

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Downtown cleanup set

On Tuesday, May 12, the annual downtown cleanup will be held. ...More

Police chase stolen pickup, brothers arrested

Two men are in jail, after allegedly leading police on a chase in a stolen pickup Wednesday evening. ...More

Electric power out for 90 minutes or more (5 Talk Back Entries 5)

Electrical power went out in North Platte around 4:10 p.m. Tuesday after a line went down in the 1300 block of West Ninth. ...More

Groene leads filibuster, stops renewable energy tax credits (5 Talk Back Entries 5)

Just three days after Sen. Mike Groene of North Platte criticized state tax credits for more wind and solar energy; he led a filibuster to defeat the bill in the state Legislature. ...More

Spring rains break drought

A gentle rain fell most of the afternoon Tuesday, bringing the total rainfall nearly three inches since April 1 at the North Platte Regional Airport. ...More

Police: Move parked vehicles regularly (6 Talk Back Entries 6)

Police spokesman Rodney Brown reminds North Platte residents that parked vehicles must be moved at least every 72 hours, according to city ordinances. ...More

Groene at the Legislature: Budget bigger than reported, questionable tactics (1 Talk Back Entries 1)

An often quoted saying down here is that “making law is like making sausage -- both are messy.” ...More

McCook con man hospitalized, sentencing postponed

Christopher Fichtner 34, failed to appear in district court again Monday for sentencing on an attempted forgery conviction.  ...More

Ben E. King dies, survived by Stand by Me

Singer Ben E. King died Friday. Everyone knew where he stood. In his memory, I've posted a video of his fine song at lower right on this webpage. ...More

Dance Factory recital entertains crowd (2 Talk Back Entries 2)

Two-hundred and fifty dance students twirled, tumbled, leaped and spun during the weekend at two performances of the 14th annual Dance Factory recital. ...More

Construction begins on Jeffers St. (5 Talk Back Entries 5)

Half of Jeffers St./U.S. Highway 83 will be closed next week in the center of town, as work begins to rebuild the federal highway and main North Platte street from north to south. ...More

Groene: Approve research into medicinal marijuana (7 Talk Back Entries 7)

Sen. Mike Groene supports more research into medicinal marijuana – the most modest of two marijuana bills before the Legislature. ...More

North Platte man charged with threats, assault with weapon

A North Platte man was charged Thursday with assaulting a teenager with a knife. ...More

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Skate shop burglarized (1 Talk Back Entries 1)
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Switching leads: High school student has roles on stage, in arena

Cody Darnell is comfortable, not only on the back of a horse at a rodeo, but in front of a crowd singing a solo....More

Alcohol allowed: Jeffery to Johnson Lake

Alcohol can be used on Johnson, Jeffrey and Midway lakes as well as Elwood Reservoir, the governing board agreed Monday....More

Open house set at Ash Hollow State Historical Park

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host an open house May 13 at the Ash Hollow State Historical Park Visitors Center....More

Oconto receives grant for water/wastewater project

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development awarded $250,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding Thursday to the village of Oconto to pursue a water/wastewater project....More

Drugs, arrests plentiful during special effort

Twenty-five people were arrested on drug charges on central Nebraska highways April 20-21, and more than 100 were cited and released....More

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Rodeo: Lincoln County club starts spring season

Hershey wrestler to compete at international event

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