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Rural Pierce man arrested after reported shooting incident
Rural Pierce man arrested after reported shooting incident

A rural Pierce County man is facing multiple charges after an alleged incident involving law enforcement officials last week.

Misplaced trust: Tornadoes tore Pilger apart. Betrayal followed.

Misplaced trust: Tornadoes tore Pilger apart. Betrayal followed.

Eight years ago this week, Pilger was leveled by two tornadoes. That's well known.
What isn't as well known is that, in the aftermath of that natural disaster, the tiny town faced another disaster.

Woodland Park man arrested for felony assault of relative

Woodland Park man arrested for felony assault of relative

The Stanton County Sheriff's Office responded to an assault complaint in Woodland Park.

Northeast Board of Governors discuss workforce development issues with Siouxland CEOs

Northeast Board of Governors discuss workforce development issues with Siouxland CEOs

Members of the Northeast Community College Board of Governors held roundtable sessions with the heads of several businesses and organizations in the South Sioux City and the Siouxland region to discuss their goals and workforce needs.

Cat stolen from NE Nebraska recovered by authorities in Colorado

Cat stolen from NE Nebraska recovered by authorities in Colorado

A northeast Nebraska family's stolen cat was found after it was missing for a month.

Norfolk man arrested for 4th DUI after suspicious person call

Norfolk man arrested for 4th DUI after suspicious person call

The Norfolk Police Division responded to a suspicious person call early Friday morning. 

Hounding the streets of Coleridge for next weekend's reunion

Hounding the streets of Coleridge for next weekend's reunion

While Coleridge's high schoolers now graduate from a different school district, the town is embracing its past as it prepares to welcome alumni next weekend.

Osmond Summerfest 'Bouncing Back' in 2022

Osmond Summerfest 'Bouncing Back' in 2022

Osmond saw its 'Bouncing Back' Summerfest this weekend.

One person hospitalized after Friday evening crash near Crofton

One person hospitalized after Friday evening crash near Crofton

One person was taken to an area hospital after a crash near Crofton.

Norfolk Youth Theatre Camp introduces western-style themes for its performances

Norfolk Youth Theatre Camp introduces western-style themes for its performances

A northeast Nebraska theater camp introduces western themes during its annual youth theatre camp at Northeast Community College.

Lonestar Concert brings crowd to Norfolk Friday night

Lonestar Concert brings crowd to Norfolk Friday night

The anticipated Lonestar, Chris Cagle, and Luke Hupp concert took place Friday night in Norfolk outside at the Midtown Event Center. 

Motorhome engulfs in flames, no injuries but total loss

Motorhome engulfs in flames, no injuries but total loss

Norfolk Fire Division responded to an early morning structure fire Saturday.

Lower Elkhorn NRD partners with Nebraska Game and Parks to repair flood damages at Willow Creek

Lower Elkhorn NRD partners with Nebraska Game and Parks to repair flood damages at Willow Creek

After the flood of 2019, the dam at the Willow Creek State Recreation Area (SRA) was left damaged and in need of repairs.

Harvard returns Standing Bear’s tomahawk to Nebraska tribe

Harvard returns Standing Bear’s tomahawk to Nebraska tribe

A tomahawk once owned by Chief Standing Bear, a pioneering Native American civil rights leader, has been returned to his tribe after being housed for decades in a museum at Harvard University.

NPD reminds everyone how to use fireworks legally and safely

NPD reminds everyone how to use fireworks legally and safely

Before the upcoming 4th of July celebrations, the Norfolk Police Division explains the timeline of using fireworks.

Right at Home celebrates 3 years by giving back to the community

Right at Home celebrates 3 years by giving back to the community

Right at Home hosts a charity event to celebrate its third anniversary.

Regents expand alcohol sales at South Dakota universities

Regents expand alcohol sales at South Dakota universities

South Dakota universities will begin to sell more alcohol at events next school year.

NPD: Norfolk man found passed out, arrested for cocaine possession

NPD: Norfolk man found passed out, arrested for cocaine possession

The Norfolk Police Division responded to a call that led to an arrest early Friday morning.

Fan surprised with backstage passes ahead of concert

Fan surprised with backstage passes ahead of concert

As the city of Norfolk prepares for the upcoming concert featuring Luke Hupp, Chris Cagle, and Lonestar, one lucky fan was selected to receive a very special prize.

'I did not even know there was an election': 1st district special election nears

'I did not even know there was an election': 1st district special election nears

Late June is not normally a time that Nebraskans head to their local polling place, but that is exactly what some in the state are preparing to do next week.

Northeast named Ag Business of the Year by Norfolk, Madison Chambers

Northeast named Ag Business of the Year by Norfolk, Madison Chambers

Northeast Community College has been recognized for its work in agriculture during an event that celebrates the number one industry in the region.

One person injured in two-vehicle crash on Highway 275 in Norfolk

One person injured in two-vehicle crash on Highway 275 in Norfolk

Thursday afternoon two cars collided, reportedly resulting in one minor injury.

Pierce County crash leaves two injured

Pierce County crash leaves two injured

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident in Pierce County Wednesday night.

Skyview Lake walking path temporarily closing for Big Bang Boom

Skyview Lake walking path temporarily closing for Big Bang Boom

With a big 4th of July celebration coming up in northeast Nebraska, officials are reminding walkers that certain paths will be closed for approximately five days.

Kouba retires after 45 years with City of Norfolk

Kouba retires after 45 years with City of Norfolk

After 45 years with the City of Norfolk John Kouba has retired as Norfolk’s Health Official. Kouba has worked in the health sector his entire tenure with the City.

Pierce County crash causes major delays

Pierce County crash causes major delays

A crash near Hadar caused significant delays in Pierce County Wednesday night.

Woman starts non-profit, takes on Costco for birds' rights

Woman starts non-profit, takes on Costco for birds' rights

A new nonprofit is taking on its first lawsuit: an alleged abuse of animal rights in Nebraska.

Nebraska's largest solar facility opens in Norfolk

Nebraska's largest solar facility opens in Norfolk

Representatives hosted the opening ceremony for Norfolk's solar facility project, Wednesday. 

Summit Carbon acquires 6.45 miles of land for pipeline project

Summit Carbon acquires 6.45 miles of land for pipeline project

Summit Carbon solutions returned to Madison County to give an update on their pipeline project.

'Jacobean Lily' coming to Norfolk

'Jacobean Lily' coming to Norfolk

In April, the Norfolk City Council approved to place a donated sculpture at the 7th Street and Pasewalk Avenue roundabout.

Norfolk man killed in UTV vs truck crash

Norfolk man killed in UTV vs truck crash

A Norfolk man is dead and a bridge has been closed after a pickup hit a UTV on Norfolk's north side Tuesday afternoon. 

Highway Overlay approved in Norfolk

Highway Overlay approved in Norfolk

The city of Norfolk has approved a highway district for parts of highways 81 and 275.

Missing Boyd County teen located safely

Missing Boyd County teen located safely

A missing northeast Nebraska teen who had been missing since the weekend has been located, the Boyd County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday morning.

Vehicle accident closes N Victory Road

Vehicle accident closes N Victory Road

Authorities respond to a vehicle accident near 3000 N Victory Road.

Norfolk Parks & Recreation Launches Online Program

Norfolk Parks & Recreation Launches Online Program

The City of Norfolk Parks and Recreation Division officially launched its new online registration service last week.

WSC announces $26.5 million renovation project

WSC announces $26.5 million renovation project

Wayne State College athletics has announced plans to construct a $26.5 million athletic and recreation facility renovation project.

Norfolk Police arrest man after car chase

Norfolk Police arrest man after car chase

Norfolk Police Division responded to a disturbance call Monday night.

Norfolk man arrested for domestic assault, other charges

Norfolk man arrested for domestic assault, other charges

Norfolk Police Division said they responded to a disturbance call Monday morning. 

Heavy winds cause damage in O'Neill

Heavy winds cause damage in O'Neill

Monday was another night of damaging storms in Nebraska.

Christ Lutheran School starts demolition process

Christ Lutheran School starts demolition process

A school in Northeast Nebraska starts the demolition process for its new remodel.

Hundreds attend Mike Trader Mid-America Basketball Camp in Norfolk

Hundreds attend Mike Trader Mid-America Basketball Camp in Norfolk

Children who attend participate in a number of basketball contests, will have their shots analyzed and learn a number of different shooting, dribbling, and passing techniques.

Boyd County Sheriff's Office: looking for missing teen

Boyd County Sheriff's Office: looking for missing teen

Boyd County Sheriff's Office is looking for Lilly Magwire a Boyd County teen who has been missing since June 17th.

Northeast Nebraska introduces new trolley service

Northeast Nebraska introduces new trolley service

The Visit Norfolk Area and North Fork Area Transit partnered together and launched a new charter trolley service.

Montana woman arrested in Norfolk on marijuana, controlled substance charges

Montana woman arrested in Norfolk on marijuana, controlled substance charges

A Montana woman is in custody after being arrested for marijuana and controlled substances in northeast Nebraska on Sunday morning.

Same-sex marriage vote on reservation leads to protest

Same-sex marriage vote on reservation leads to protest

In March, the tribal court was asked to recognize same-sex marriage. The motion didn't pass, leading to protests and a viral video calling attention to the matter. Then something all-too-uncommon in politics happened: the council changed its mind.

NPD: Omaha man arrested after multiple disturbances in Norfolk

NPD: Omaha man arrested after multiple disturbances in Norfolk

A 31-year-old Omaha man is in custody after multiple incidents in northeast Nebraska on Friday.

Internationally recognized comedians soak in comedy history in Carson's hometown

Internationally recognized comedians soak in comedy history in Carson's hometown

Northeast Nebraskans were entertained over the course of three nights by 13 different national comedians at the Great American Comedy Festival, but it wasn't just the audience who was taking in the sights and sounds during the weekend.

Winside celebrates its heritage, welcomes back former graduates with Old Settlers Days

Winside celebrates its heritage, welcomes back former graduates with Old Settlers Days

Scores of Winside natives returned home to celebrate Old Settlers Days.

Woman stopped for speeding arrested with cocaine and kids in vehicle

Woman stopped for speeding arrested with cocaine and kids in vehicle

Around 7 p.m. on Saturday evening, the Stanton County Sheriff's said they stopped a vehicle for speeding on Hwy. 275 just east of Norfolk.

Huskers train kids at Medelmans Lake

Huskers train kids at Medelmans Lake

Four Husker women spent Saturday training girls at Medelman's Lake on how to play volleyball.

Great-grandaughter of lynched activist honors victims for Juneteenth in Norfolk

Great-grandaughter of lynched activist honors victims for Juneteenth in Norfolk

Norfolk celebrated Juneteenth for the third year with a renewed focus on ending violence against minorities.

Laugh and a Half Marathon draws in runners across the country

Laugh and a Half Marathon draws in runners across the country

The laugh and a half marathon returned to Norfolk for its 12th annual year, with the goal of raising funds for pediatrics in Northeast Nebraska.

Norfolk teen receives MIC and MIP after lurking outside a business

Norfolk teen receives MIC and MIP after lurking outside a business

A Norfolk juvenile was arrested following a suspicious person report Thursday morning. 

State college trustees freeze tuition again

State college trustees freeze tuition again

The Nebraska State College Trustees have frozen tuition for the second straight year and have dropped the non-resident undergraduate tuition rate to match the rate for residents.

Koechner talks Midwest life and cracks jokes ahead of Friday's performance

Koechner talks Midwest life and cracks jokes ahead of Friday's performance

Ahead of tonight's performance at the Great American Comedy Festival, David Koechner stopped in to joke around and talk about his time in the Midwest and on the silver screen.

Overnight church fire in Pender

Overnight church fire in Pender

A church in northeast Nebraska is assessing damage after an overnight fire. 

Lifelong learner has winning bid on tractor donated to northeast campaign

Lifelong learner has winning bid on tractor donated to northeast campaign

A lifelong learner who has taken scores of classes at Northeast Community College is the new owner of a tractor donated to the College through an online auction process.

The 12th Annual Laugh-and-a-Half-Marathon returns on Saturday

The 12th Annual Laugh-and-a-Half-Marathon returns on Saturday

The 12th annual Laugh-and-a-Half-Marathon is back and all proceeds of the race will go towards pediatric needs in northeast Nebraska.

Nebraskans For Medical Marijuana, final push to be on ballot come November

Nebraskans For Medical Marijuana, final push to be on ballot come November

A statewide organization for medical marijuana is making one final push to get enough signatures to be on the ballot in the November elections

Norfolk selects Street Maintenance Supervisor

Norfolk selects Street Maintenance Supervisor

The City of Norfolk has named Adam Smith as its next Streets Maintenance Supervisor. 

Feds seek prison for Fortenberry, who is asking for probation

Feds seek prison for Fortenberry, who is asking for probation

The fate of former Nebraska congressman Jeff Fortenberry could hinge on what a federal judge thinks of his behavior during and after the investigation that led to his conviction on three felony charges.

DHHS talks Elder Abuse on world awareness day

DHHS talks Elder Abuse on world awareness day

The Nebraska Department of Health And Human Services is educating the community about Elder Abuse as Wednesday is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Norfolk Community Theatre to hold 6th annual youth camp

Norfolk Community Theatre to hold 6th annual youth camp

Attendees will be placed in groups and will participate in acting and tech workshops to learn voicing and design techniques as well as other skills.

67-year-old man falls from Fifth Street Tavern

67-year-old man falls from Fifth Street Tavern

An elderly man took a tall fall in Norfolk, Wednesday.

New charging station at the library

New charging station at the library

Norfolk residents and visitors can now access a new tool in the community.