Corn fields can’t grow enough feed for livestock and ethanol for cars without big doses of nitrogen fertilizer. Excess fertilizer, which leaves behind nitrates, is damaging water... more››
It’s been 10 years since the first of several major fires swept through the Pine Ridge in northwest Nebraska. Foresters are still working to restore the area, not to the way it... more››
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 created a space for local and... more››
A surprising computer-based study highlights Nebraska and Kansas as possible “hotspots” for mammals carrying viruses with the potential to infect human populations.Computer... more››
There’s a unique grocery store in a tiny town in north central Nebraska that’s unusual because of who owns and operates it. Cody is home to the Circle C Market.On a typical... more››
Meat and poultry workers are injured at a higher rate than others in manufacturing. Federal regulators and meat companies agree more must be done to make slaughterhouses safer.... more››
For many foreign families who have immigrated to Nebraska, there is a balancing act of adopting American standards while also preserving the language and culture of their... more››
Prescription painkillers and heroin are fueling a rise in drug overdoses in communities across the country. According to research on the epidemic, some of America’s rural areas... more››
The U.S.S. Arizona was one of four battleships destroyed during the Dec. 7, 1941 attacks on Pearl Harbor. 1,177 crewmen were killed. 75 years later, retired professor Don Johnson... more››
Losing a big company leaves an economic scar on a city. But in Sidney, Nebraska, nearly one-third of the town works at the headquarters of the outdoor retailer, Cabela’s.... more››
Cabela’s will merge with its competitor, Bass Pro Shops, in a $5.5 billion deal. Now, the town of Sidney in the Nebraska panhandle is wondering about the future of the hunting... more››
Despite pleas from some members of the public, Nebraska’s  Electoral College members Monday cast all five of the state’s electoral  votes for Donald Trump.Well in advance of the... more››