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Nebraska State Fair director to resign

Nebraska State Fair director to resign

Oct 5, 2022 / Nebraska State Fair Press Release

GRAND ISLAND - Bill Ogg, executive director of the Nebraska State Fair, announced that he intends to resign his position and to assist with the tra...
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NSP Investigating After Body Found in Clay County

Oct 5, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(Clay County, NE) - The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating after a deceased individual was located this morning near Harvard. The body was loc...
Husker Harvest Days Brings Big Crowds to Hall County

Husker Harvest Days Brings Big Crowds to Hall County

Sep 13, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  —Husker Harvest Days is underway, and the Nebraska State Patrol encourages visitors and travelers in the area to b...
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UNK Volleyball: #9 Lopers Breeze by Friends

Aug 31, 2022 / UNK Athletics

Kearney, Neb. – The now ninth-ranked Nebraska-Kearney volleyball team needed just an hour to sweep NAIA Friends University (-11, -10, -12) Tu...
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Split appeals panel rejects Nebraska marijuana injunction

Aug 31, 2022 / Ap

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a request to temporarily block part of Nebraska's ballot initiative pet...
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Nebraska death row inmate who killed talkative cellmate dies

Aug 31, 2022 / Ap

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska death row inmate who strangled his cellmate after complaining he talked too much has died at the state priso...
Troopers Find 101 LBs of Meth, 9 LBs of Fentanyl in I-80 Traffic Stop

Troopers Find 101 LBs of Meth, 9 LBs of Fentanyl in I-80 Traffic Stop

Aug 31, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(Seward County/I-80)— Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested four people after locating more than 100 pounds of suspected meth...
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North Road Paving Improvement Project

Aug 27, 2022 / City of Grand Island Release

Grand Island, Nebraska — North Road Paving Improvement Project; Old Potash Highway to 13th Street. The City of Grand Island Public Works Depa...
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St Paul Man Arrested Following Threat Investigation

Aug 24, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

AUGUST 24, 2022 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from the Hamilton County Sheriff’...
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Northwest Public Schools Update with Dr. Edwards

Aug 18, 2022 / KRGI News

Dr. Jeff Edwards joined KRGI on Thursday, August 18th to give an update on all things happening with Northwest public schools. Some of the items di...
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GIPS & Education Association Resolve Pay Dispute

Aug 11, 2022 / GIPS Release

Grand Island, NE – After the Grand Island Public Schools (GIPS) Board of Education approved the settlement agreement at the August 11, 2022 m...
Man Who Made Dorothy Lynch a Nebraska Staple Passes

Man Who Made Dorothy Lynch a Nebraska Staple Passes

Aug 10, 2022 / Dorothy Lynch/Facebook Post

(Columbus, NE) - Tuesday night the official "Dorothy  Lynch" Facebook page informed fans of the dressing that the man who bought the original ...
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Gibbon Man Arrested after Pursuit/Standoff near I-80 Missouri River Bridge

Aug 5, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

AUGUST 5, 2022 (OMAHA, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested one person following a pursuit and standoff on Int...
NSP Investigating Four Deaths In Laurel (Update Arrest Made)

NSP Investigating Four Deaths In Laurel (Update Arrest Made)

Aug 4, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

The Nebraska State Patrol has arrested a suspect in connection with four homicides that occurred in Laurel early Thursday morning. The investigatio...
Crews battling Nebraska fire hope for rain, fear lightning

Crews battling Nebraska fire hope for rain, fear lightning

Aug 3, 2022 / Ap

GERING, Neb. (AP) — Fire crews battling a western Nebraska wildfire that has destroyed some homes are looking to the skies with hope and trep...
Island Oasis Water Park Study– Upcoming Public Meeting

Island Oasis Water Park Study– Upcoming Public Meeting

Aug 1, 2022 / City of Grand Island Release

The City of Grand Island and Island Oasis Water Park welcome you to attend a public meeting on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. at City hall, ...
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Northwest Public Schools Update with Dr. Edwards

Jul 28, 2022 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - On Thursday's edition of Community Connection Dr. Jeff Edwards joined KRGI 1430/105.5 to give an update on all things Vikings ...
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I-80 Early Thursday Morning Accident Claims Life of California Man

Jul 28, 2022 / Hall County Sheriff Release

(Grand Island, NE) - On Tuesday, July 28, 2022, at approximately 2:43 a.m., Hall County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Interstate 80 near mm...
Visual Obstruction Leads to Drug & Warrant Arrest

Visual Obstruction Leads to Drug & Warrant Arrest

Jul 27, 2022 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - A large crack in the windshield from the driver's side to the passenger side causing visual obstruction would lead to a traffi...
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CDHD Update from Director Theresa Anderson

Jul 27, 2022 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - Central District Health Department director Theresa Anderson joined KRGI Wednesday morning providing updates on numerous items...
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Weapons Offense Arrest Tuesday at 2nd Street Smoker Friendly

Jul 27, 2022 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - On Tuesday evening at 11:22 pm Grand Island Police responded to the Smoker Friendly at 802 West 2nd Street in reference to a w...
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UP to spend $1B to upgrade 600 older locomotives

Jul 27, 2022 / Ap

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific will spend more than $1 billion to upgrade 600 of its old diesel locomotives over the next three years and m...
Merrick County Hunting for Man Who Sped Away from Traffic Stop

Merrick County Hunting for Man Who Sped Away from Traffic Stop

Jul 26, 2022 / KRGI News

(Central City, NE) - A little humor can go a long way. Especially if it's intended to draw attention to a social media post to try and catch a want...
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Nebraska Department of Economic Development Rescue Plan Act Funding Update

Jul 26, 2022 / DED Release

July 26, 2022 (LINCOLN, NEB.) - The State of Nebraska received $1.04 billion in Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSFRF) from the American R...
The POET Bioprocessing facility near Fairmont, Nebraska. (Courtesy photo/Nebraska Ethanol Board)

Study shows Nebraska’s ethanol industry continues to expand

Jul 26, 2022 / University of Nebraska Release

Lincoln, Nebraska, July 26, 2022 — The Nebraska ethanol industry produced over 2.25 billion gallons in 2019, resulting in a value of producti...