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Temporary Mandatory Masking at All GIPS Schools to Start (Jan. 14)

Jan 13, 2022 / GIPS Release

Due to rising medical/illness related absentee rates and confirmed COVID cases, we wanted to bring an important update to your attention:  Ef...
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Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

Jan 13, 2022 / Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be v...
Early Morning Structure Fire in Howard County

Early Morning Structure Fire in Howard County

Jan 13, 2022 / KRGI News/St Paul Volunteer Fire Department Facebook

(St Paul, NE) - At 4:14 am Thursday morning the St. Paul fire department responded to a rural structure fire southeast of St. Paul at 1103 Hardy Ro...
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Troopers Rescue Indiana Kidnapping Victim, Arrest Suspect

Jan 13, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

JANUARY 13, 2022 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have rescued a kidnapping victim and arrested a suspect...
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Hall County Sheriff's Office Called To Courthouse Bomb Threat

Jan 12, 2022 / KRGI News

On January 12, 2022 at approximately 10:40 am the Hall County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a bomb threat at the Hall County Courthouse. &...
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One little discount card, big dollars for Grand Island schools

Jan 12, 2022 / GIPS Release

The Grand Island Public Schools Foundation is offering Major Saver cards for sale through participating elementary schools. Students will receive t...

State AG may sue to block planned mask mandate in Omaha

Jan 12, 2022 / Ap

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Health officials want to impose a new mask mandate in Omaha to slow the spread of COVID-19 as surging virus cases continue...
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Pansing Brooks reports nearly $210K in campaign donations

Jan 12, 2022 / Ap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks says she has raised nearly $210,000 in her campaign for the state’s 1st C...
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GIPD: Two Seperate Strangulation Assaults Occur Friday

Jan 10, 2022 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - On Friday January 7th Grand Island Police would respond to two different strangulation assault calls. At 5:15 pm Friday, Miche...
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Ricketts: Limit state spending, but OK to use pandemic cash

Jan 9, 2022 / Ap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts will unveil a state budget proposal much like the other frugal spending plans he has introduced over ...

Man arrested after I-80 crash kills 1, injures 3 others

Jan 9, 2022 / Ap

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — One person was arrested after a three-vehicle crash that killed one man and closed part of Interstate 80 for more than fou...
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Recent COVID Surge Underscores Need for Vaccines

Jan 6, 2022 / Press Release

The Central District, including Hall, Hamilton and Merrick Counties, is in the midst of a COVID-19 surge that has resulted in hundreds of new cases...
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Grand Opening for Grand Island Crossroads Mission Avenue Thrift Store

Jan 6, 2022 / Press Release

Crossroads Mission Avenue would like to invite the public to the Grand Opening of the Grand Island Mission Avenue Thrift Store on January 10, 2022 ...
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Nebraska lawmakers begin session with abortion, gun bills

Jan 6, 2022 / AP

Nebraska lawmakers have kicked off a new session with contentious abortion and gun-rights measures and an expected focus on how to spend more than ...
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Mrs. Oman To Retire At School Year's End

Jan 5, 2022 / Press Release GIPS

Maureen Oman, Lincoln Elementary School Principal, has shared that she will be retiring at the end of the school year after 25 years of teaching an...
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Grand Island man killed in New Year's Day crash near Kearney

Jan 4, 2022 / AP

The Nebraska State Patrol says a Grand Island man died in a New Year's Day crash just east of Kearney. The patrol says the crash was reported arou...
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Three separate gun related incidents in Grand Island over the weekend

Jan 3, 2022 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - The Grand Island Police Department has released details on three separate gun/shooting incidents that took place on the new ye...
Knife assault & Grand Island CVS robbery leads to arrest

Knife assault & Grand Island CVS robbery leads to arrest

Jan 3, 2022 / KRGI News

(Grand Island, NE) - Thursday, December 30th, Grand Island Police were dispatched to 818 West 3rd Street (Salvation Army) at 3:20 pm. Michael Lopez...
Display turns heads in Railside Grand Island

Display turns heads in Railside Grand Island

Jan 3, 2022 / Press Release

When you’re going past the Grand Island Tourism office, you may do a double take. That’s because of a temporary exhibit that recently m...