Economic recovery will take time, and the coronavirus disruption will leave lasting changes in how people spend their money and how people do their jobs. Some Nebraska business leaders see those changes as opportunities for the state to grow.
Nebraska had been scheduled to start construction in June. Now? “I don’t know,” Husker A.D. Bill Moos said.
Nebraska's rate more than doubled in April to hit 8.3%. Iowa is at 10.2%, also a record.
LINCOLN — Nebraska farmers’ planting progress continued to outpace last year and the five-year average by the end of last week with 91 percent of corn planted and 78 percent of soybeans in the ground, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
A whirlwind week ended with Heinrich Haarberg announcing his decision for Nebraska, which now has its signal caller in the 2021 class.
KEARNEY — Kearney Catholic quarterback Heinrich Haarberg received a scholarship offer from the University of Nebraska this morning.
A federal report released Thursday showed that 8,197 Nebraska workers filed first-time unemployment claims last week. That was down from the week before but is more than 10 times the number seen before the coronavirus started wreaking havoc on the nation’s economy.
Steve Wellman, director of the State Department of Agriculture, said about half of the state's agriculture losses during the coronavirus pandemic is the result of stunning declines in ethanol.
The plant, which employs 4,300 people, will close from Friday to Monday.
The coronavirus pandemic has reached more than one in 10 Nebraska nursing homes and assisted living facilities. At least that’s the best estimate from an industry representative. Official tallies are unavailable from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, including the number of affected facilities, number of cases among residents and staff, and number of deaths.
KEARNEY – The Two Rivers Public Health Department reported 70 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Thursday evening, pushing the total to 343 in its seven-county region.
It only takes one infection in a small, close-knit community to send COVID-19 cases spiking through the roof.
The Omaha and Lincoln metro areas, as well as many rural parts of the state, all show COVID-19 rates well below national and state averages.