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Grand Island now "The State Fair City"

The “City of Kindness” is also now known as “The State Fair City.” The Grand Island City Council Tuesday night approved a proclamation approving the designation. Mayor Jay Vavricek said the name joins Grand Island with other very proud communities like ”The Christmas City” and ”The 4thof July City”.  With Tuesday night's city

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North Platte Truck Inspection Results

North Platte Truck Inspection Results

(North Platte, Neb.)- The Nebraska State Patrol, conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections today, Tuesday, July 22, in North Platte. The surprise inspections target commercial vehicles that might not travel outside the city or pass through weigh stations as part of their regular routes.

During the special enforcement effort, the

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GI firefighters show off benefits of sprinkler systems

A downtown fire in the 600 block of 3rdstreet in Grand Island could have been minimized with the use of sprinklers. Firefighters returned to the scene Monday to give members of the media a chance to see the safety effects of sprinklers. Chief Corey Schmidt said one look at what’s

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Heat poses dangers for workers outdoors

The current stretch of hot weather has healthcare officials concerned for people who have to be outdoors. St. Francis Medical Center Emergency Room Doctor Cory Ohlson said there are ways to avoid problems with the heat.  Dr. Ohlson said some symptoms to watch for if you’re struggling in the

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State prison overcrowding leads to higher numbers at county jails

Overcrowding of Nebraska’s state prison system has allowed for growth in population at the Hall County Jail. Director Fred Ruiz said the state’s prisons are bursting at the seams.  Ruiz said the state prison inmates have not been a problem for local officials. He said of the 80 state

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Downtown officials tour GI's Federal Building

Economic development officials, chamber representatives and downtown business leaders got a tour Thursday of one of Grand Island’s historic downtown buildings. Hall County Supervisor Gary Quandt set up the tour of the soon to be vacant Federal Building that Hall County may have use for.

Quandt said he will ask

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GI convenience store robbed at gunpoint

A man got away with an undetermined amount of cash in an overnight (Wednesday night) armed robbery in Grand Island. Police Captain Dean Elliott said the suspect entered the Snak Shack in the 700 block of South Locust brandished a handgun and demanded money.  Elliott said the robbery happened

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No agreement from Hall County Board on courthouse.

Still some dissension on the Hall County Board on which direction to take in regards to a courthouse expansion. County Board Chair Bob McFarland said it’s time for the board to make a decision.

Supervisor Steve Schuppan presented an alternate proposal at yesterday’s (Tuesday) board meeting.  He said the board needs

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GI City Council gets closer look at budget

The Grand Island City Council Tuesday night got a closer look at city budget numbers for the coming year. City Finance Director Jaye Monter said department heads have had a chance to give input which more closely represents the official budget to be proposed to the city council later this month.

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Push America Journey of Hope arrives in GI

For a 22nd time the Push America Journey of Hope bicycle tour stopped in Grand Island yesterday (Monday.) Cyclist Drew McLaughlin said meeting peope they are riding for is humbling.  Matthew Menard from South Carolina said the warm reception in Grand Island was a welcome sight.

The group’s Grand

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