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Maptician's latest software upgrade helps companies navigate the return-to-work process after COVID-19. Its founders have ties to the state, and the company is planning to hire technology, product, sales and marketing employees in Lincoln.

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LINCOLN, Neb., May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Year-over-year improvements in asking and auction values continue to be the trend across the used construction equipment, agricultural equipment, and commercial truck markets, according to a new Sandhills Global Market Report. Of the three markets, farm equipment exhibited the smallest value increases, as indicated by the accompanying chart. The Sandhills Equipment Value Index (EVI) for heavy-duty trucks showed the most pronounced increase, posting a 39.2% YOY rise within the auction market in May and a 10.8% YOY increase in asking values. Buyers and sellers can use the information in Sandhills EVI to monitor equipment markets and maximize returns on acquisition, liquidation, and related business decisions.

May 11—TOPEKA — When Kansas Republicans failed to pass a major proposal through the Legislature in April linking education funding to an expansion of school choice, conservative lawmakers vowed to try again. They say one factor could make all the difference in the future. "You know what? When we have our Republican governor we'll have school choice," Rep. Kristey Williams, an Augusta ...

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CHICAGO (AP) — Winter Wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade Tue:

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Twin Valley Management, a fourth-generation family-owned company and parent to Twin Valley Telephone, Twin Valley Communications, SKT and ISG Technology, has announced the appointment of two new board members: Lisa Spadafora Thompson, partner at Axiom Consulting Partners, and Jay Brodsky, Chief Digital Officer for American Geophysical Union. On the heels of Twin Valley's latest acquisition of SKT, the strategic appointment of Thompson and Brodsky adds outside technology and business strategy expertise to help guide the company's next phase of growth.

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OMAHA, Neb., May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Jet Linx, the only locally-focused, global private aviation company providing aircraft management, joint ownership and jet card membership services through its 19 private terminal locations nationwide, today announced the debut of its 20th location, Jet Linx Miami. Located at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport, Jet Linx Miami will open in early Fall 2021 as the Company's first location to serve the Florida marketplace. The announcement was made by Jamie Walker, President & CEO of Jet Linx.

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OMAHA, Neb., May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Theresa Aronson has been promoted to Director of Operations, and Cori Barnes has been promoted to Director of Medical Services, Omaha National Insurance Company announced this week.

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LINCOLN - Nebraska state senators debated a bill for several hours last week in the Legislature that would increase the state’s share of the cost of education in school districts primarily funded by property tax revenue.

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nelnet Inc. (NNI) on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $123.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.

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LINCOLN, Neb., May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Nelnet (NYSE: NNI) today reported GAAP net income of $123.6 million, or $3.20 per share, for the first quarter of 2021, compared with a GAAP net loss of $40.5 million, or $1.01 per share, for the same period a year ago.

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OMAHA, Neb., May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Vishal M. Kothari, MD, FACS, is being recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Top Surgeon for his outstanding contributions to the fields of Medicine & Education and acknowledgment of his professional excellence with Nebraska Medicine – Lauritzen Outpatient Center.               

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OMAHA, Neb., May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Railroad today announced that 63 companies won the 2020 Pinnacle Award for their dedication and commitment to safely transporting chemicals by rail. The annual award honors customers who implement release prevention protocols, corrective action plans and have zero non-accident releases (NARs) of regulated hazardous materials shipments.

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MISSION, Kan., May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) From little ones learning the game to professional athletes pushing sports to new levels, nutrition impacts the ability to re-energize, stay hydrated and reach peak performance. Now, new data shows that one naturally nutrient-rich beverage provides more benefits than previously thought: dairy milk.

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MISSION, Kan., May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) As seasons change, there's often a great deal of shuffling and movement, including common allergy triggers like trees, pollen, mold spores, dust and dander along with pesky sinus pressure. Combined with changes in barometric pressure and weather patterns bouncing up and down, spring can be one big pain – literally.

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MISSION, Kan., May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) From experiences to surroundings, the past year has brought a renewed focus on feeding the soul. In an era of overstimulation and information overload, many are finding a new appreciation for living life minimally but with maximum experiences.

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The nonpartisan general election for Omaha, Neb., will be held on May 11. The top-two primary was held on April 6. Candidates will be competing for mayor and seven city council seats. On election day, the polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Two Nebraska teenagers are charged with attempted first-degree murder and other crimes for allegedly attacking a man with a metal meat tenderizer and a wooden rod.

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LINCOLN, Neb., May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Dr. Denise Caleb, Ed.D., PHR, SHRM-CP, Executive Vice President of Client Strategy, Sales and Partnerships Talent Plus, Inc. has been selected as a Consulting Partner with Grahall.

May 10—TOPEKA — Kansas Republican lawmakers went home last week having accomplished much of what they set out to do in January. Wielding the more conservative supermajority they won in the 2020 elections, they overrode Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's vetoes to achieve long-sought victories on tax cuts and gun rights. They set up a vote next year on amending the state constitution to open the ...

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Four incumbents were re-elected to the Lincoln Public Schools school board in Nebraska in the nonpartisan general election on May 4. Kathy Danek (District 1), Barbara Beier (District 3), Lanny Boswell (District 5), and Don Mayhew (District 7) each won new four-year terms on the seven-member board.

The public health and economic toll the coronavirus pandemic caused are well documented. Perhaps less understood are the social impacts. According to a report from Pew Research Center, young adults in the United States were more likely to be living with at least one parent in July 2020 than at any time since the Great […]

The public health and economic toll the coronavirus pandemic caused are well documented. Perhaps less understood are the social impacts. According to a report from Pew Research Center, young adults in the United States were more likely to be living with at least one parent in July 2020 than at any time since the Great […]

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