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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.

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.

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.

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. 

New NPS Aftershock Director selected

New NPS Aftershock Director selected

Norfolk Public Schools has announced its new director for the Aftershock program.

AFS graduation ceremony to take place Thursday

AFS graduation ceremony to take place Thursday

The Norfolk Public School's Alternatives for Success (AFS) program will be graduating this Thursday, June 16.

'Growing the community together,' BBKids holds flower planting event for children

'Growing the community together,' BBKids holds flower planting event for children

BBKids invited children to plant the flowers so they can be more involved in the community.

Bird's nest causes fire in Stanton County hog operation

Bird's nest causes fire in Stanton County hog operation

A hog barn southwest of Pilger caught fire Tuesday when a generator's exhaust pipe caught fire.

Pender's Welsh honored for championing planned giving

Pender's Welsh honored for championing planned giving

A longtime friend and collaborator of Nebraska Community Foundation recently received recognition for his nearly two decades of community-building work in northeast Nebraska and beyond.

NPS job fair looks to fill needed positions

NPS job fair looks to fill needed positions

Norfolk Public Schools will host a job fair for classified staff later this month to fill key positions within the district.

Columbus woman accused of striking man with log-splitting wedge arrested on separate incident

Columbus woman accused of striking man with log-splitting wedge arrested on separate incident

A Columbus woman accused of hitting a man in the back of the head with a log-splitting wedge in April was arrested for a separate incident on Monday.

NPD: Norfolk man wanted on active warrant arrested with meth

NPD: Norfolk man wanted on active warrant arrested with meth

A Norfolk man wanted an on active warrant was reportedly discovered with methamphetamine on Monday.

Semi-trailer catches fire in Norfolk Monday afternoon

Semi-trailer catches fire in Norfolk Monday afternoon

There was a potentially dangerous situation in Norfolk after a semi-trailer caught on fire. 

New evening ride service NiteLift now available

New evening ride service NiteLift now available

There's a new way for residents of Norfolk to get around with North Fork Area Transit starting Monday. 

Norfolk City Auction set for Thursday

Norfolk City Auction set for Thursday

The city of Norfolk will be selling numerous items at the Annual City Surplus and Police Division Auction. 

eNVy performs in downtown Norfolk

eNVy performs in downtown Norfolk

Downtown Norfolk welcomed eNVy from Omaha Friday evening. 

Relay for Life of Norfolk Area just short of $35K goal

Relay for Life of Norfolk Area just short of $35K goal

Cancer survivors and their loved ones united in Norfolk, Saturday, for the Relay for Life of Norfolk Area.

Christian Cross Festival sees high turnout

Christian Cross Festival sees high turnout

A Christian music festival saw a massive turnout in northeast Nebraska this weekend.

Tornado watch has been issued for several eastern counties

Tornado watch has been issued for several eastern counties

Several eastern Nebraska counties are in a tornado watch and thunderstorm warnings.