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OMAHA, Neb., May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Infofree.com, a top provider of high-quality business leads, announced a limited time special offer of 100 free sales leads for insurance agents and brokers during the month of May. The company has experienced strong growth and is providing this deal as a way to help insurance sales professionals rebuild and grow their business after the devastating financial impact of Covid-19.   Read more

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Health plan pharmacy teams, case managers and care coordinators continue to seek efficient, innovative ways to manage patient progress. To address this need, Rx Savings Solutions, the market leading tool for pharmacy transparency, has introduced AdminRx for Care Coordination, creating a solution that aggerates member data to provide clear insights into gaps in care to help increase adherence and effectiveness of member outreach.

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WICHITA, Kan., May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading fast-casual restaurant concept Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers announced today that franchise and restaurant industry veteran Chris Dull has joined the company as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Dull joins the industry-leading fast-casual franchise on the heels of its recent acquisition by private equity firm Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP) in March of 2021. Freddy's partnership with TSCP marks an exciting period of transition for the established restaurant brand, positioning the company to elevate its capabilities through investments in marketing and technology, as well as further fuel ongoing nationwide growth through franchise development.

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OLATHE, Kan., May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CVO Holding Company, LLC (CVO) recently leveraged the Kansys team's billing and application expertise to optimize its powerful and flexible billing platform, The Kansys Edge, to automate manual processes along with the sales agility needed for the evolving transportation industry.

May 6—TOPEKA — The Kansas Senate has rejected — for now at least — a resolution that on its face would call for a constitutional convention to rewrite the nation's highest law. But the real purpose of the resolution was not to put the state on record as supporting the constitutional rewrite. It was to provoke a federal lawsuit over how many votes in the Legislature it would take to do that. ...

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The passport program allows anyone who visits a participating restaurant, orders a beef item and gets their passport stamped to enter a contest to win prizes. Forty-one restaurants are participating.

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

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OMAHA — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts ramped up his crusade for the meat industry on Wednesday by endorsing a new “beef passport” program to promote meat eating, a few weeks after he blasted Colorado’s governor for a resolution encouraging its residents to eat less.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a project to upgrade the company's engineered bar mill in Nebraska to better serve the automotive market and continue to meet its customers' needs for the highest quality products. The modernization project will include a new reheat furnace, new intermediate mill, and coil inspection and trimming station. The $58 million investment project is expected to be completed and operational in the fourth quarter of 2022.

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday set a new vaccination goal to deliver at least one shot to 70% of adult Americans by July Fourth as he tackles the vexing problem of winning over the “doubters” and those unmotivated to get inoculated.

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MERRIAM, Kan., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a report of earnings for Seaboard Corporation (NYSE American: SEB) with offices at 9000 West 67th Street, Merriam, Kansas, for the three months ended April 3, 2021 and March 28, 2020, in millions of dollars except share and per share amounts.

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WICHITA, Kan., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Koch Agronomic Services, LLC (Koch) completed its acquisition of Compass Minerals' (NYSE: CMP) North American micronutrient assets, the global intellectual property rights, with trademarks and patents and certain other assets associated with Wolf Trax®, Rocket Seeds® and Hydro Bullet™ product platforms.

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OLATHE, Kan., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Terracon is excited to announce that Pivvot and its 20 employees have joined our company, bringing together Pivvot's industry-leading location intelligence with Terracon's multidiscipline engineering consulting services and proprietary data solutions to enhance project delivery for energy-sector clients.

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MISSION, Kan., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) When Judie Burrows, an adventurous, retired teacher, broke her hip during a bicycle accident, her family trusted the doctors and the hospital. They were not worried about a routine hip surgery.

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WICHITA, Kan., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Airxcel, the leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of the most functionally critical products for the specialty HVAC markets and the Recreational Vehicle ("RV") industry, announced that it has acquired Custom Air Products & Services (CAPS), a leading manufacturer and supplier to the specialty HVAC markets with best-in-class service capabilities.

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LEAWOOD, Kan., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) released a new study report, Implementing High-Quality Primary Care, that details out the importance of having high-quality primary care in America and the positive difference it would make for individuals, communities and the entire country. The American Academy of Family Physicians was one of the sponsors of the study.

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former eastern Nebraska county prosecutor has been sentenced to probation and avoided being charged with a second-offense drunken driving charge, with the prosecutor blaming that decision on a botched investigation by police.

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OMAHA, Neb., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Economic acceleration in Omaha continues, as the Greater Omaha Chamber today released "Economic Incentives: Imagine Your Potential," a two-state overview of regional advantages for businesses.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Creative Planning Inc. ("Creative Planning"), one of the nation's largest Registered Investment Advisers ("RIA"), today announced the acquisition of Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros & Blayney, LLC ("SBSB"), with over $5 billion in assets under management.  

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OMAHA, Neb., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Strawhecker Group (TSG), the largest analytics and consulting firm focused on the payments acceptance industry, is proud to announce that Fiserv has won the inaugural Omnichannel Provider of the Year award.

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BEATRICE, Neb., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A healthy, beautifully maintained lawn is the foundation of a great outdoor living space, but many homeowners struggle with the expertise and specific know-how to get the most from their grass.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The SAG-AFTRA Health Plan has partnered with Rx Savings Solutions, the market leading tool for pharmacy cost transparency that enables more cost effective decision making, to offer approximately 50,000 participants and their dependents proactive prescription savings opportunities.

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LINCOLN, Neb., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Class Intercom, a software leader in school social media management, has announced that Dr. Jill Johnson has joined its team as President Johnson is making a shift from a high school administrator to EdTech leadership to help schools globally advance their social media practices and encompass student led social content creation.

Testing for infection with the novel coronavirus through TestNebraska ended Friday at Mary Lanning Healthcare, the hospital announced in a news release.

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The former Branched Oak Inn will once again be home to the Genoa Food Co. Aaron King said the restaurant will be a mixture of pub food like artisan pizza and burgers, as well as entrees such as steaks and seafood. 

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