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Music on the Bricks 5 set Aug. 13-14

The North Platte Bulletin - Jul. 28, 2021
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On Saturday , Aug. 14, we will celebrate downtown entertainment with the fifth consecutive Music on the Bricks.


Entertainment around town

The North Platte Bulletin - Jul. 28, 2021
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A rundown of entertaining events around North Platte and Lincoln County:


Horse race track approved by North Platte planners

The North Platte Bulletin - Jul. 27, 2021
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An application to build a horse racetrack south of I-80 was unanimously approved Tuesday by the North Platte planning and zoning commission, which moves the proposal along to the city council for consideration.


Police reports: Meth, theft

The North Platte Bulletin - Jul. 27, 2021
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On July 21, police arrested a North Platte man connected with the theft and resale of two home air conditioning units.


Hot time continues

George Lauby - Jul. 26, 2021
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Heat index values Wednesday will sizzle in excess of 100 degrees in central Nebraska, the National Weather Service in North Platte said.


County commissioner to run for legislature, making it two-man race

The North Platte Bulletin - Jul. 26, 2021
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Lincoln County Commissioner Chris Bruns will run for the District 42 seat in the Nebraska State Legislature.


Color race supports Nebraska Kidney Association

Sophia Walsh - Jul. 26, 2021
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The Platte River Fitness Series hosted their Share a Spare Color race Saturday at Cody Park in support of the Nebraska Kidney Association. 


North Platte man sentenced for phony passport

The North Platte Bulletin - Jul. 24, 2021
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Jesse Chase Swartz of North Platte was sentenced Friday in federal court in Lincoln to 15 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for having a fraudulent passport.

Four brothers honored with Quilts of Valor

Sophia Walsh - Jul. 24, 2021
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Four veterans were honored Saturday for their service during a Quilts of Valor ceremony at the 20th Century Veterans Memorial.


Paws on the Platte auction raises $52,500

Sophia Walsh - Jul. 24, 2021
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A pack of 25 dog sculptures were auctioned off Friday evening at Pals Brewing during the Paws-itive Partners Paws on the Platte auction. 


Big Boy coming to North Platte

The North Platte Bulletin - Jul. 20, 2021
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The world’s largest steam locomotive – the 80-year-old marvel – is coming to North Platte.


Tomb of Unknown Soldier coming to North Platte

The North Platte Bulletin - Jul. 18, 2021
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To honor those who lost their lives in battle, the Sioux Lookout chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will sponsor the exhibit of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier replica in North Platte July 31-Aug 1.


State/Regional News

Miller dances set in August

The North Platte Bulletin - Jul. 29, 2021
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Dances are held on Saturday nights at the Miller Community Hall.

Ricketts: CDC should get out of the way now

The North Platte Bulletin - Jul. 27, 2021
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On Tuesday, Gov. Pete Ricketts protested an announcement by the U.S. Center for Disease Control that recommends even those who are vaccinated wear masks indoors again to curb COVID-19 transmission.


Gothenburg state senator to run for NU regent

The North Platte Bulletin - Jul. 26, 2021
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Matt Williams of Gothenburg, a two-term state senator, will run to represent the western half of the state on the University of Nebraska’s governing body, the Board of Regents.


Scammers target Nebraska student-loan holders

Eric Galatas, Nebraska News Connection - Jul. 25, 2021
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In early July, the Biden administration canceled nearly $56 million in student-loan debt, mostly connected to institutions engaging in misconduct, including promising jobs or falsely claiming credits would transfer to universities.


Gov. declares state disaster for July 9-10 windstorm

The North Platte Bulletin - Jul. 25, 2021
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Gov. Pete Ricketts issued a state disaster declaration Saturday for the severe windstorms that struck Nebraska on July 9-10, 2021, knocking out electricity and causing extensive damage over a wide area of the state.

Subject found in Chadron homicide investigation

The North Platte Bulletin - Jul. 23, 2021
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Law enforcement has located a young man who was wanted for questioning in connection with a homicide that occurred overnight in Chadron.

State attorneys announce $26 billion settlement in prescription pill scandal

George Lauby - Jul. 22, 2021
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Major pharmaceutical distributors have been hammered with an historic $26 billion multi-state settlement over potentially illegal opioid distribution practices, Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson announced Wednesday.

Kearney Nail Salon owner sentenced: Filed false tax returns

The North Platte Bulletin - Jul. 22, 2021
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Thomas W. Hird of Kearney was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison for filing false tax returns, Acting U.S. Attorney Jan Sharp announced.

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