Tagged: Omaha

Lindsey and Randy Yank 0

Omaha dad and daughter bond over Huskers

The thick heat from Saturday’s September sun couldn’t discourage Husker superfans Randy and Lindsey Yank, whose enthusiasm for the Nebraska football team matched the intensity of the day’s heat. “I was born into loving...

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Comparing Nebraska places

How does Nebraska compare to the United States when it comes to education, employment, cost of living and quality of life? And how do key Nebraska cities compare to each other using the same...

Lincoln’s growing bicycle community leads to road updates 0

Lincoln’s growing bicycle community leads to road updates

Story and photos by Haley Whisennand, NewsNetNebraska Let’s face it. Every year more people ride their bicycles to work. According to the 2012 American Community Survey, bicycle commuting in the United States has increased...

Benson zombie walk reanimates Nebraska Halloween spirits 0

Benson zombie walk reanimates Nebraska Halloween spirits

Story and photos by Haley Whisennand, NewsNetNebraska Moans and groans could be heard inside Burke’s Pub as groups of bodies gathered outside their doors Saturday. The intersection of Maple Street and Military Avenue in...

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U.S. Senate race, Nebraska

Democrat Bob Kerrey, a former Nebraska governor and U.S. senator, is facing Republican Deb Fischer, a state lawmaker, in the race for an open U.S. Senate seat. The winner will replace Democrat Ben Nelson,...

Farming safer with machines, education

Farming safer with machines, education

Due to the advancements in technology and education, injuries and deaths are decreasing. Guards are put in place to cover hazardous parts on machines.

Sandbaggers unite to prepare for flooding 0

Sandbaggers unite to prepare for flooding

More than 300 volunteers filled sand bags at Omaha’s Levi Carter Park last Wednesday in preparation for possible Missouri River flooding.

Nebraska Proposes Law to Halt Spread of Zebra Mussels 0

Nebraska Proposes Law to Halt Spread of Zebra Mussels

A zebra mussel infestation at Zorinsky Lake continues to distress Nebraska environmental agencies, but new legislation may prevent this pesky species from invading other Nebraska water sources. Nebraska agencies closed and drained about 20 feet of water from Zorinsky Lake to expose the zebra mussels to cold air in hopes they will die. The agencies also will begin testing the lake weekly to monitor the infestation.