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Casino Addition Requests Could Saturate Market

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   Nebraska voters overwhelmingly approved casino gambling at Nebraska’s six licenced horse tracks last ... continue reading

GIPS Announces Back To School Plan

*Audio Version Of Story Below*    Grand Island Public Schools announced the 2021-2022 Safe Return to School plan on July 30 during a pr... continue reading
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Kawasaki plans $200M expansion that would add 550 new jobs

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing plans a $200 million expansion at its plant in Lincoln, Nebraska, a move that is expected ... continue reading
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Patrol says teen, 2 children in eastern Nebraska crash

WAHOO, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says an 18-year-old driver and two children in her car have been killed in a crash near Wahoo. T... continue reading
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GIPS to provide free meals to all students for 2021-2022 school year

Grand Island Public Schools will provide free meals to all students for the 2021-22 school year. Completing a free and reduced meal application is ... continue reading
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Delta Variant Confirmed In CDHD Region

The Delta variant of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Central District. “We have received confirmation of several cases of COVID-19 in our... continue reading
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State Fair Announces Entertainment Lineup

The Nebraska State Fair is excited to announce their entertainment lineup for 2021 Oldies supergroup “Happy Together Tour,” will play ... continue reading
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GI Native Added To ShoBox Card At Hall Co. Fair

The Hall County Fair along with Showtime ShoBox announced today that prominateGrand Island native and professional Boxer Jose Jacobo has been added... continue reading
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Just In GIPS Announces Proposed Back To School Plan

Grand Island Public Schools has released the proposed 2021-2022 Safe Return to School plan. This is not a final plan, but a draft. GIPS is asking f... continue reading

GILT Is Back Almost Maine Debuts Wednesday Night

*Audio Version Of Story Below* After a big break of 16 months, due to covid, Grand Island Little Theatre is back! Theyare proud to announce their ... continue reading

Northwest Has No Plans To Adopt Health Education Standards If Recommended From NDE

Governor Pete Ricketts was in Grand Island today for a town on the proposed health education standards from the Department of Education. The Healt... continue reading
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Pipeline Fighters Declare Victory As TC Energy Pulls Plug On XL

After over a decade of debate pipeline fighters declared major victory yesterday after the sponsor of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline says it's ... continue reading

Firework Sales In State Looking To See Boost From LB 152

*Audio Version Of Story Below* The deadline to apply for a retail stand license from the State Fire Marshal Agency is 11:59 PM tonight. License i... continue reading
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Aubrey Trail Sentenced To Death

A man who admitted to killing and dismembering a Nebraska woman in 2017 has been sentenced to death.  The three judge panel issued the sentan... continue reading
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GIPS Nutrition Services hosts summer meal program for children

Grand Island Public Schools Nutrition Services will again offer their Summer Food Service Program for children. The meal program begins the first f... continue reading
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NSP Investigating Incident in Cass County

JUNE 8, 2021 (OMAHA, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating an incident that left one person deceased in Cass County Monday... continue reading
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Two Arrested After Incident at Wood River Interchange

JNUE 3, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested two people after an incident at the Woo... continue reading
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JBS Operational After Cyber Hack

The world’s largest meat processing company is getting back to work after production around the world was disrupted by a cyberattack just wee... continue reading

Skate Island Will Not Reopen Following Roof Collapse

Sadly, it was announced on Friday that Skate Island will not be reopening their doors following it’s roof collapse due to the frigid cold tem... continue reading
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Troopers Arrest Woman Following Pursuit in Central Nebraska

MAY 25, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a California woman following a pursuit ... continue reading
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Monday Stabbing In Grand Island

A stabbing yesterday near Auto Central in Grand Island has investigators  with more questions than answers. KRGI's Tyson Havranek has the sto... continue reading
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Governor Calls For A Return To Normal

*Audio Version Of Story Below* It’s time to return to normal..the words of Governor Pete Ricketts yesterday as he announced that Nebraska wi... continue reading
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Local Officials To Consider Resolution In Opposition To 30by30 Plan

Concerns over President Biden’s 30by30 executive order have now reached the local level and will be discussed today(Tuesday) at the County Co... continue reading
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Busy Weekend For State Patrol

A Busy weekend for the State Patrol in the area. Friday afternoon during a traffic stop near Aurora on I80, a K-9 from the Merrick County Sheriff&... continue reading
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Masks optional for vaccinated GIPS staff effective June 1

(Grand Island, NE) -  As Grand Island Public Schools works through the pandemic and turns its sights to next fall, the district is prepared an... continue reading