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Casino Construction Timeline Unclear: Fonner Focuses On Education

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   One week ago Fonner Park unveiled their casino partner...   The question that has been circulating s... continue reading
State Capitol Lincoln

Debate On Free Speech Protections and UNL Law School Dominate Wednesday In Legislature

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   A bill that would have extended free-speech protections to Nebraska student journalists and their advisers ... continue reading
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Full Interview Governor Pete Ricketts

*Full Interview Below* Note the full interview will air Friday morning on AM 1430 KRGI/105.5FM    Putting The Brakes On Bad Bills, tha... continue reading
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Nebraska governor declines to help house migrant children

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he has rejected a federal request to help house unaccompanied migrant children. The Rep... continue reading
US Capitol Building

Nebraska Leaders Critical Of Presidents Infrastructure Package

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   President Joe Biden will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on April 28.   The s... continue reading

GIPS To Host Two Vaccination Clinics This Week

Two COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held in the Grand Island Senior High School West Gym this week for area families and students. Grand Isla... continue reading
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Nebraska Suspending Use Of Johnson And Johnson Vaccine

Nebraska officials said they will stop distributing Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine while federal officials investigate six reports of ... continue reading
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Enplanement Increase Signals Gradual Return To Normal

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   Enplanements are on the rise at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island. In March 2021 the C... continue reading
State Capitol Lincoln

Lawmakers Approve Funds To Plan New Prison

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   Nebraska lawmakers have set the stage for a new, $230 million prison but stopped short of fully endorsing t... continue reading
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Fatal Tractor/Vehicle Accident In Howard County

A fatal accident occured yesterday morning in Howard County. Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a tractor/vehicle accident. Both vehicles were... continue reading

Fonner Park Announces Casino Operator

KRGI News/Sports · Grand Island Casino Resort At Fonner Park     (Grand Island, NE) Elite Casino Resorts, of Riverside, IA ha... continue reading

Northwest Auditorium Project Receives Gift From JBS

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   At Northwest high school members of JBS held a check presentation Thursday to help renovate the school&rsqu... continue reading
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Fonner Park Casino Operator To Be Announced This Week

*Full Interview With Fonner Park CEO Chris Kotulak Below*   Details of Fonner Parks new Casino Operator will be unveiled this week. A news ... continue reading

Bartling Presented With Secretary Of State's Citation

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   Secretary of State Bob Evnen made a stop in Grand Island today(Tuesday) during a voter registration event a... continue reading
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Attempts To Overcome Vaccination Hesitancy

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   Nebraska has cleared a path for adults of all ages to sign up for a coronavirus vaccination, but state offi... continue reading
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Alda Man Pleads No Contest

A man accused of threatening a protester with a gun during last summer's BLM protests in Grand Island has pleaded no contest to three charges. Cou... continue reading
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Meadowlark Program Helping To Cover Educational Expenses

*Full Interview With State Treasurer John Murante Below*   Every baby born in Nebraska in 2020 will get a $50 donation in April to help cove... continue reading
Grand Island Habitat for Humanity

Long time GI Habitat for Humanity executive director resigns

GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska, April 2, 2021--With heavy hearts, the Board of Directors for the Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity has accepted the re... continue reading
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GIPS planning COVID19 vaccination clinic for students 18 and older

(Grand Island, NE) - Parents of Grand Island Public Schools students were informed Wednesday of an upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinic that will b... continue reading
State Capitol Lincoln

Nebraska lawmakers to debate medical marijuana legalization

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   At the state capital yesterday a bill that expand offerings and firework stand locations was being debated,... continue reading
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City Budget Planning To Begin In April

  At City Hall, the budget process will be starting in April.   City Finance Director Pat Brown joined us yesterday morning on KRGI. ... continue reading
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CDHD expands eligible groups this week to include ages 40 plus

(Grand Island, NE) - Beginning Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 10:00 am, CDHD will be targeting those age 40 and older for COVID-19 vaccinations. If you... continue reading
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GI Man Sentenced For Involvement in Child Pornography Case

A former student was sentenced for his involvement, with his teacher, in recieving and sending child pornography. 18 year old Max Rookstool was se... continue reading
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GI Residents Show Support For Veteran Facing Eviction

*Audio Version Of Story Below* A peaceful protest was held Saturday in support of Jack Wilson, the WWII Veteran, facing eviction.  Two weeks... continue reading
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Nebraska cities want mobile keno to compete with casinos

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Cities that reap millions of dollars in tax revenue from keno bets are imploring Nebraska lawmakers to let people play the... continue reading