Lincoln casino

Nebraska judge dismisses lawsuit by Big Red Keno over rights to develop casino in Lincoln

BY: - April 26, 2022

LINCOLN — A lawsuit filed by Big Red Keno over who gets to provide casino gaming at the Lincoln Race Course has been dismissed. The ruling Monday means that the Nebraska Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association can continue its partnership with a wing of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska to provide expanded gambling at its […]

Nebraska is an outlier in latest national rent trend report

BY: - April 26, 2022

When it comes to the nation’s average apartment rents, Nebraska reportedly is one of the few states that has seen a price dip over last year. That’s according to the latest trends review from, an online property site. In its newly released April report, said about 95% of states saw increases in average […]

Biden issues first pardons and sentencing commutations of his presidency

BY: - April 26, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday granted clemency to nearly 80 individuals charged with nonviolent crimes and unveiled an administration strategy to help formerly incarcerated people secure employment.  Of that list, three were pardons and 75 were commutations, which is a reduction in an individual’s prison sentence. They were the first pardons and commutations […]

Three Republican candidates for Nebraska governor debate taxes, water, broadband

BY: - April 25, 2022

HOLDREGE, Nebraska — Three of Nebraska’s top four GOP candidates for governor visited this agricultural hub Monday to debate taxes, water, broadband and more. State Sen. Brett Lindstrom, former Sen. Theresa Thibodeau and Conklin Co. CEO Charles Herbster debated questions for an hour from reporters based in Kearney, Lexington and Axtell.  University of Nebraska Regent […]

Lindstrom, Herbster, Pillen each has a path to win, poll finds

BY: - April 25, 2022

LINCOLN — Nebraska’s Republican race for governor is a tangle at the top, with three candidates essentially tied and a distant fourth perhaps positioned to play spoiler. State Sen. Brett Lindstrom, Conklin Co. CEO Charles Herbster and University of Nebraska Regent Jim Pillen each registered between 24% and 28% support in a new third-party poll.  […]

Three to join the Nebraska Business Hall of Fame

BY: - April 25, 2022

Leaders of a construction company, a private equity firm and a manufacturer of animal health products are to be inducted May 2 into the Nebraska Business Hall of Fame. The three are Mike McCarthy of McCarthy Capital of Omaha; John Sampson of Sampson Construction of Lincoln; and Gloria Thesenvitz of Nova-Tech Inc. of Grand Island. […]

State Sen. Julie Slama

Sen. Julie Slama files countersuit against Charles Herbster, alleging sexual battery

BY: - April 25, 2022

Editor’s note: This article has been updated with response from the Charles Herbster campaign. LINCOLN — State Sen. Julie Slama formally responded Monday to a defamation lawsuit filed Friday by Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster. Slama also countersued Herbster, alleging sexual battery. In an unusual legal move, Slama’s lawyers, Dave Lopez and Marnie Jensen, didn’t […]

Ricketts press conference

Ricketts announces new tuition reimbursement benefit for kids of state employees

BY: - April 25, 2022

LINCOLN — Children of Nebraska’s 16,000 state employees will get 100% reimbursement for two years of tuition at state community colleges under an initiative highlighted Monday at a press conference held by Gov. Pete Ricketts. The new benefit, officials said, will not only serve to improve benefits for state workers, but will also train recent high […]

State Sen. Brett Lindstrom and Mayor Jean Stothert

Lindstrom has shot in governor’s race, but is he conservative enough for Nebraska GOP voters?

BY: - April 25, 2022

OMAHA — Two new pieces of campaign mail being sent to Nebraska Republicans say a top GOP candidate for governor is an “Omaha Liberal” and a “Liberal in Disguise.” This direct mail targets State Sen. Brett Lindstrom, originally a long-shot candidate who has emerged with a chance to secure the nomination. The Omaha financial adviser […]

Burt County fire

‘There was no way’ to stop wildfire in 50 mph winds, says survivor

BY: - April 25, 2022

LYONS, Nebraska — Robert Byrnes and his family were driving down U.S. 77 right after lunch Saturday when they noticed a wall of flames off to the east, roaring northward. They quickly reversed course to their farm, a unique place where Byrnes has erected a wind turbine that generates all the power needed for the […]

Greeley County commissioner fined for doing road work for the county

BY: - April 25, 2022

LINCOLN — A Greeley County Board member has been fined $1,500 by a state political accountability board in connection with contracts he had with the county to do flood-related road repairs. Joe Leslie, who has a road grading business, became engaged in repairing roads in the central Nebraska county following the statewide flooding in 2019, […]

Charles Herbster sues Sen. Julie Slama, whose lawyer says she’ll ‘stand strong’

BY: - April 22, 2022

Nebraska Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster filed a District Court lawsuit Friday against State Sen. Julie Slama in her home county. The move came a week after Slama, also a Republican, confirmed in news reports that Herbster had reached up her skirt and touched her without consent at a political event in 2019.  The Johnson […]