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LINCOLN, Neb., June 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Marketing Association - Lincoln Chapter (AMA Lincoln) and Lincoln Young Professionals Group (YPG) today announced a city-wide contest to redesign Lincoln's flag. The groups believe that the existing design, established in 1932 and including symbols of the Nebraska State Capitol, corn, and wheat, should be updated to more accurately represent the characteristics of Lincoln.

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FREMONT, Neb., June 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Wholestone Farms, a farmer-owned pork processor, has secured property in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, located near the intersection of I-229 and Benson Road within an appropriately zoned industrial park. Wholestone Farms plans to develop the purchased land into a new, state-of-the-art pork harvest and processing facility. The project value is estimated at over $500 million and will initially employ over 1,100 people.

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OMAHA, Neb., June 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific's Big Boy No. 4014, will embark on "The Big Boy 2021 Tour" Aug. 5 to celebrate railroad heritage and the communities Union Pacific serves. This is the first tour since the locomotive was restored for 2019's "Great Race" tours celebrating the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad's completion. The multi-year restoration took place at Union Pacific's steam shop in Cheyenne, Wyoming, following a retirement that spanned six decades.

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OMAHA, Neb., June 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, home to the world's largest nocturnal exhibit and indoor desert, chose Skyfii's technology to manage occupancy and deliver a better visitor experience. Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium, also home to America's largest indoor rainforest and largest aquarium in a zoo, implemented Skyfii's technology products including people counters, IO Insights, and guest WiFi.

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease in about 20 years. Currently available Alzheimer’s drugs treat the disease’s symptoms. The newly-approved medicine, called Aduhelm, is the first to attack a substance that could be associated with the underlying causes of the disease — a toxic and sticky […]

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"In a democracy, compromise is the only option," former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. "I think we want a variety of ideas, concepts and interests because it reflects this broad country of interests. It makes us stronger, better and more decent."

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LINCOLN, Neb., June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Asking values for used commercial trucks and construction equipment in the United States continue to increase while farm machinery asking values continue to hold steady, according to a new Sandhills Global Market Report. The report affirms that heavy-duty sleeper and day cab trucks, excavators, crawler dozers, wheel loaders, skid steers, combines, and 100-plus-horsepower tractors continue to command higher selling prices compared to last year amid a lack of inventory. These complementary factors have continued to strengthen the Sandhills Equipment Value Index (EVI) in many used asset categories.

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As the 93-year-old woman turned, the city's police chief said, her car struck a pedestrian, who was first transported to Seward's Memorial Hospital before she was transferred to Bryan West Campus by helicopter. 

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BEATRICE, Neb., June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the hallmarks of a professionally maintained lawn is a distinctive striped finish. And while the look of a striped lawn may be the easiest benefit to identify, experts say striping has a beneficial effect on turf grass health as well.

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OMAHA, Neb., June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivacity, LLC, a trusted provider of carrier-neutral communications infrastructure and services, announced today the acquisition of Terra Consulting Group, LLC. Established in 2017, Vivacity, LLC is a Columbia Capital portfolio company with three operating arms – Vivacity Networks, eX² Technology, LLC, and now Terra Consulting Group, LLC.

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GORDON, Neb., June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Raise American is proud to announce the launch of its 100% American, 100% grass-fed, organic beef and flexitarian product line. Raise American recognizes consumer demand for sustainably-sourced meat and has answered the call. At Raise American, we advocate for regenerative farming and its positive impact on agricultural ecosystems. We also believe in complete transparency and intense oversite of our product line and its supply chain: two essential pillars of trust, upon which our brand is based. In this, we RAISE THE BAR for the organic beef industry! Our purpose is for American beef eaters and flexitarians alike to feel good about feeding their families with premium, organic beef products.

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OMAHA, Neb., June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Jet Linx, the only locally-focused, global private aviation company providing aircraft management, joint ownership and jet card membership services through its 20 private terminal locations in the U.S., today hosted its fifth annual Safety Summit for all of its 560 team members nationwide as part of the Company's continued dedication to delivering the highest standard of safety in the world for private aviation. For the fifth consecutive year, Jet Linx has voluntarily grounded its fleet of 120 aircraft to bring all of its employees together to discuss and advance new safety practices and standards for the Company and the private aviation industry.

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The U.S. Geological Survey said a spot 37 miles north of O’Neill was the epicenter of two earthquakes.

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LINCOLN, Neb., June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecsell Institute has launched its newest division, Ecsell Sports, aimed at benefiting athletic directors, coaches, and their student-athletes. Ecsell Sports builds on Ecsell Institute's decade-long research studies and expertise on human growth and performance. Sports brings the same systematic research process and rigorous data analyses from the boardroom to the locker room.

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LINCOLN, Neb., June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nation grapples with how to move forward one year after George Floyd was killed, a University of Nebraska professor and immigrant is releasing a book that a colleague calls, "simply the right book at the right time in our country and the world."

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LINCOLN, Neb., June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Nelnet Campus Commerce, a division of Nelnet, Inc. (NYSE: NNI) a leader in secure payment technology in higher education, today announced the addition of Mike Rogers as national sales manager. Rogers most recently served as an application sales manager for Oracle America.

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A Gretna woman was killed Saturday after her Dodge Ram crashed into a tree on the outskirts of town, according to the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office.

The Biden administration has proposed a $6 trillion budget aimed at improving infrastructure, education, and health care. If passed, it would push federal spending to its highest level since World War II. It could also usher in the reversal of a long term-trend of declining government employment. Over the last decade, the number of Americans […]

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OMAHA, Neb., June 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- After a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19, Midwest Eye Care is pleased to announce the return of Mission Cataract, in cooperation with Clarkson Family Medicine and the UNMC Department of Anesthesia. This is the 26th year for the program, which provides cataract surgery at no charge for individuals who need the surgery but cannot afford to pay for it.

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LINCOLN, Neb., June 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Nelnet International, a leading provider of education and payment platforms, is proud to announce the second event in our Indonesian series of Nelnet International Education Leaders Forums. This event, focuses on the future of our children and K-12 schools in the age of COVID-19, following a successful forum targeted at the higher education sector.

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OMAHA, Neb., June 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwestern Mutual, a leading financial security company, announced today the appointment of Jennifer Brase to serve as managing partner of its Omaha, Nebraska office. As managing partner, Brase will oversee the firm's sales, operations, recruitment, development and growth, and spearhead strategic initiatives.

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