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There’s nothing more exciting than the first glimpse of your baby at an ultrasound. It’s hard to describe the wave of joy and overwhelming sense of wonder when you watch your child’s heart beating, see tiny fingers or toes, and discover his or her gender. Trust me: It’s also quite a surprise when you see two babies in an ultrasound picture like our family did with our twins!

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LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AuctionTime.com sold more than $9 million (gross auction proceeds) in agricultural equipment, construction equipment, commercial trucks, and trailers in this week's online-only auction. More than 4,500 bidders from 49 states and 20 countries took part in the January 22nd auction, with more than 1,200 items sold. Sandhills Global is the tech company behind AuctionTime.com, Auction Flex, HiBid.com, and numerous industry trade sites, including MachineryTrader.com, TractorHouse.com, and TruckPaper.com.

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There’s nothing more exciting than the first glimpse of your baby at an ultrasound. It’s hard to describe the wave of joy and overwhelming sense of wonder when you watch your child’s heart beating, see tiny fingers or toes, and discover his or her gender. Trust me: it’s also quite a surprise when you see two babies in an ultrasound picture like our family did with our twins!

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MISSION, Kan., Jan. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) If coordinating schedules to gather the family around the dinner table is a victory in its own right, finding enough time to prepare a well-rounded, flavorful meal may just be a medal-worthy accomplishment.

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MISSION, Kan., Jan. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) While family history and age cannot be changed, there are everyday steps men can follow to take charge of their health, including prostate health, and maybe even prevent problems down the road.

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Sen. Steve Erdman of Bayard dropped a surprise package in the Legislature's lap on Thursday, proposing a constitutional amendment that would replace the state's property, sales and income tax system with a single-rate consumption tax.

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Agencies streamlined the definition so that it includes four categories of jurisdictional waters.

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Dear Annie: My very good friend "Pamela" has a son who recently got married. The wedding took place in the middle of September. The bride decided at the beginning of December that she didn't want to be married. My question is this: Who gets the gifts? The bride and groom were living with her parents until they bought a home, so they didn't use any of their wedding gifts. The groom just bought a house. I say that he should get the gifts; he is not the one who decided to leave the marriage. -- Wedding Present Problems

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OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) today reported 2019 fourth quarter net income of $1.4 billion, or $2.02 per diluted share. This compares to $1.6 billion, or $2.12 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter 2018.

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LENEXA, Kan., Jan. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Farm Journal's Trust In Food initiative (www.trustinfood.com) announced the Board of Advisers for America's Conservation Ag Movement, a broad national effort to help farmers, ranchers and growers continue their journey to conserve our shared natural resources and promote sustainable food production. Additionally, special annual reports on the state of conservation in agriculture and food production were mailed to nearly 600,000 farmers, ranchers, growers and ag influencers at the beginning of the year.

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LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- FR8Star, a trusted online marketplace and preferred shipping partner of Sandhills Global, announces a successful closing quarter in 2019, with more than 25,000 specialized, less than load (LTL), and flatbed transport loads posted to the FR8Star broker and carrier network. FR8Star connects shippers with expert, bonded brokers and insured carriers, providing a secure and transparent bidding process to facilitate timely, hassle-free shipping. Continuing its momentum into 2020, FR8Star's lead generation looks to grow past 1,500 quality leads per week, derived from AuctionTime.com, MachineryTrader.com, TractorHouse.com, and TruckPaper.com.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Creative Planning Inc. ("Creative Planning"), one of the nation's largest Registered Investment Advisers ("RIA"), today announced the acquisition of Stratford Consulting, an RIA firm located in Addison, Texas. Stratford Consulting provides comprehensive financial planning and investment management for clients with approximately $618 million in Assets Under Management.

State Sen. Dan Quick has introduced LB 911, supporting conversion of the current Central Nebraska Grand Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery to a Nebraska State Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Urge your local senator to support this bill.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A new H-1B Visa system means U.S. employers need to start immediately if they want to have a chance of hiring international tech personnel under H-1B Visas, says nationally renowned corporate immigration attorney Mira Mdivani. Although the lottery -- which allots just 85,000 H-1B Visas for the entire nation -- is not until March 1, the complicated system requires that preparation begin as soon as possible. If you wait, it will be too late.

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A bill that would have mandated businesses to allow paid sick days and paid days off for victims of domestic violence couldn't get the votes it needed to advance in the Nebraska Legislature on Tuesday. 

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