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OPPD Talks Projects, Economic Development With Washington County Community Leaders

BLAIR - Projects involving Omaha Public Power District and communities within Washington County – the subject of a meeting earlier this morning at the Blair Public Library.  Tim O’Brien, the director of Economic Development External Relations with OPPD says one of those projects is the recently approved solar facility near Fort Calhoun which will generate five megawatts of electricity.  The ...

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Accident, Criminal Mischief on Washington County Sheriff's Activity Summary

BLAIR - A report of criminal mischief yesterday in the 5400 block of Highway 133.  Other incidents on the Washington County Sheriff’s act...

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Drunk Driving, Assault in Fremont

BLAIR - A 27 year old Schuyler man was arrested by Fremont Police yesterday for drunk driving in the 200 block of west 23rd street – a 30 ...

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Dilapidated Student Housing Buildings on Former Dana Campus Come Down

BLAIR - After completion of asbestos removal, crews are now in the process of demolishing buildings deemed too deteriorated for rehabilitati...

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Fugitive and Vandal Arrested by Pottawattamie County Deputies

BLAIR - Charges from Nebraska await a 21 year old Council Bluffs man – Pottawattamie County deputies arrested the suspect for being a fugi...

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Fremont Hormel Facility Sold to WholeStone Farms

BLAIR - WholeStone Farms is purchasing Hormel Foods in Fremont, both companies announced today. The sale of the facility will be final in De...

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More Details Revealed in What Led Up to O'Neill ICE Raid

OMAHA - Federal investigators are revealing more details about what led up to last week's immigration raid in O'Neill and other Nebraska ci...

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Nebraska Executes First Inmate Using Fentanyl

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with a drug combination never tried befo...

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Groundbreaking for Washington County Justice Center Tomorrow, 2pm

BLAIR - A groundbreaking ceremony tomorrow afternoon at 2 will officially mark  the construction of the new Washington County Justice Cente...

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Donations, Gifts on Blair School Board Agenda Tonight

BLAIR - A ten thousand dollar scholarship awarded to a Blair student is on the agenda for the Blair School Board this evening.  That schola...

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