America's 5 Largest ZoosA look at five of the largest zoos in America, based upon size, number of animals or attendance.
Judge Orders 12-Year-Old Murder Suspect To Remain In CustodyA judge has ordered a 12-year-old suspect in a deadly Omaha shooting to remain in a youth detention center. Jarrell Milton had his first court appearance Friday, with prosecutors saying he is a member of one of Omaha's most violent street gangs. His pretrial hearing was set for July 21.
12-Year-Old Suspect In Fatal Omaha Shooting Arrested In MinneapolisA 12-year-old boy wanted in connection to a fatal shooting in Omaha has been arrested in Minneapolis. According to a statement Tuesday from Omaha police, the 12-year-old was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service and was to be booked ahead of court proceedings to return him to Nebraska.
Nebraska Fisherman Dies After Falling Into Minnesota LakeAuthorities have recovered the body of a Nebraska man who died after falling out of a boat while fishing on a lake in northern Minnesota.
Minnesota Sen. Klobuchar To Speak To Nebraska Democratshe Nebraska Democratic Party will host U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota at its annual Morrison Exon Dinner. Klobuchar will be the keynote speaker at the dinner on Aug. 1 in La Vista.
Economy Remains Weak In Rural Parts Of 10 StatesA new survey suggests the economy will remain weak in rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states because the strong U.S. dollar is hurting exports and the bird flu is hitting poultry farms hard.
Report: Midwest Economic Growth Slower This FallThe economy will likely grow more slowly this fall in nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a monthly survey of business leaders released Wednesday. The region's overall economic index dropped nearly three points in September, to 54.3, from 57.2 the previous month.
DQ Hero To Meet With Warren BuffettA Hopkins teenager is headed to Omaha Friday after an invitation from Warren Buffett. The second richest man in America called the Dairy Queen on Main Street in Hopkins after hearing about employee Joey Prusak.
Omaha, NE Recruits Top MN Boys High School Hockey PlayersThe boy's state hockey tournament starts Wednesday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Every year, it's the place to see many of Minnesota's top players. This year, after it's over, a surprising number of those top players will be heading off to play in college at schools that aren’t anywhere near Minnesota.
Gallo Goes There: Major College Football Towns Should Host Future Super BowlsWith all the extra attention an outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl has given the league, the NFL should commit to making the host city a major part of the Super Bowl story every year.
Dairy Queen Offers Cake To Couples Who Wed TuesdayTuesday's rare sequential 11-12-13 date is making it a popular wedding date, so Dairy Queen is offering any couple that marries that day a $30 gift card for an ice cream cake. Dairy Queen marketing vice president Barry Westrum says the restaurant chain decided this would be a fun way to be part of couples' celebrations.
Univ. Of St. Thomas Student Found Dead In Dorm A 22-year-old junior from Nebraska has been found dead in his dorm room at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. No foul play is suspected.