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Gambling, Booze and Chariot Races: The Colorful History of the Nebraska State Fair

September 1, 2017
As Nebraska continues its 150th birthday celebration this year, another staple of Midwestern life is even older. The Nebraska State Fair, which ends... more››

Tri-Faith Initiative Breaking New Religious Ground in Omaha

August 23, 2017
A decade-old idea to have three very different religions share one piece of land in Omaha is now a lot closer to reality. The parts of a rare... more››

Big Touch-Up For Massive Omaha Mural

August 4, 2017
A huge mural that covers the entire side of a downtown Omaha building is getting a facelift eight years after it was completed. A faulty sealant was... more››

Public Art Gets New Life in Grand Island

June 30, 2017
It’s known mostly as a farming community, but Grand Island is hoping a new push for public art will add a metropolitan flavor to the central... more››

Peru State College Ready to Celebrate 150 Years in Southeast Nebraska

June 16, 2017
Tucked into rolling hills in the southeast corner of Nebraska, a college campus is celebrating an impressive anniversary. Peru State College was... more››

National Willa Cather Center Will Continue Legacy of Prolific Nebraska Writer

June 2, 2017
It’s been a decade-long process, but tomorrow, the National Willa Cather Center will officially open in Red Cloud in south central Nebraska. It's a... more››

Collaborative Project Shares Stories of Iraqi Refugees

March 31, 2017
Oregon photographer Jim Lommasson has spent the last several years working with Iraqi refugees in a collaborative storytelling project. Some of that... more››

Poetry lets prisoners get outside the walls

January 10, 2017
Writer’s Block is a non-profit program that takes poetry into unlikely places. In several prisons across Nebraska, it’s helping inmates find their... more››

Renovated Ord Theater Becomes New Hub for Performing Arts

December 28, 2016
When a local performing arts group took over a theater in the small, central Nebraska town of Ord, they had big goals. In the last year, they’ve... more››

MONA Showcases Latina Artists of Nebraska

December 8, 2016
This winter, the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney is featuring the work of Nebraska Latina artists in the first show of its kind.In the center of... more››