NET News’ Ryan Robertson covered the June 16th tornado that destroyed most the town of Pilger, Nebraska. Fred Knapp covered the tornado that destroyed Hallam, Nebraska in 2004.... more››
A furry beast, a brave rider and a roaring crowd make up the list of ingredients for the Western rodeo tradition known as “mutton busting.” Think of it as bull-riding, but for 6-... more››
A little noticed round-up of meth dealers in western Nebraska last year spun into a major on-going investigation resulting in dozens of arrests providing law enforcement with an... more››
It’s been a rocky July in the town of Norfolk, all because of a little float in the Fourth-of-July parade. The float’s imagery depicting President Obama’s future library as an... more››
Giving people the chance to get their hands dirty could be a big opportunity for farmers who embrace agritourism. But the chance of injury makes some anxious. Now, some states... more››
The Farm Bill contains a trillion dollars in government spending. Companies and outside groups spent plenty of money fighting for a piece of the pie. But exactly how much did... more››
The Farm Bill touches everything from crops to consumers and spends nearly a trillion dollars over the next ten years. It became law in February, but questions remain: who was... more››
Nebraska Airport Directors are crying foul on the Federal Aviation Administration and Congress saying  a new FAA regulation is to blame for a pilot shortage. That shortage is... more››
Study after study has shown access to books and literature is critical when learning to read. While many people think of children when talking about literacy, in Nebraska there... more››
Many tools and techniques that make Midwestern farmers global leaders emerged from research at land-grant universities. Now, a federal international aid program is exporting that... more››
The Happy Jack Chalk Mine in Scotia, Nebraska has been around under that name since the 1930s. It’s been an active chalk mine, an abandoned mine, a state-owned wayside park, and... more››
For the last century, the Panama Canal has connected the U.S. to the world. For Midwest farmers, it opened their harvest to global markets. As the canal turns 100 years old this... more››