Nebraskai/nəˈbræskə/ is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln. Its largest city is Omaha, which is on the Missouri River. The state is crossed by many historic trails and was explored by the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The California Gold Rush brought the first large numbers of non-indigenous settlers to the area. Nebraska was admitted as the 37th state of the United States in 1867. The climate has wide variations between winter and summer temperatures, and violent thunderstorms and tornadoes are common. The state is characterized by treeless prairie, which is ideal for cattle-grazing. It is a major producer of beef, as well as pork, corn, and soybeans. The largest ancestry group claimed by Nebraskans is German American. The state also has the largest per capita population of Czech Americans among U.S. states.
Nebraska's name is derived from transliteration of the archaic Otoe words Ñí Brásge, pronounced [ɲĩbɾasꜜkɛ] (contemporary Otoe Ñí Bráhge), or the OmahaNí Btháska, pronounced [nĩbɫᶞasꜜka], meaning "flat water", after the Platte River that flows through the state.
Sparsely-recorded on a cassette-tape Portastudio, the tracks on Nebraska were originally intended as demos of songs to be recorded with the E Street Band. However, Springsteen ultimately decided to release the demos himself. Nebraska remains one of the most highly regarded albums in his catalogue. The songs on Nebraska both deal with ordinary, blue collar characters who face a challenge or a turning point in their lives, but also outsiders, criminals and mass murderers, who have little hope for the future - or no future at all, as in the title track, where the main character is sentenced to death in the electric chair. Unlike his previous albums, very little salvation and grace is present within the songs. The album's uncompromising sound and mood, combined with its dark lyrical content has been described by a music critic as "one of the most challenging albums ever released by a major star on a major record label."
OMAHA -- The controversial proposal to build an RV and airboat park along the Platte River may still have life ... The park would be located along .75 miles of riverfront property where WestMaple dead-ends at the Platte River ... Promotional literature describes the park as Nebraska's premier RV resort ... Nebraska state Sen.
LibsPark became an outdoor art gallery for a day as dozens of artists from across Nebraska showcased their imaginings during the annual Art in the Park show on Sunday ... Gentert exhibits his work only at shows like Art in the Park and uses the proceeds to continue to purchase art supplies.
That’s the driving principle underpinning a $15.6 million office and regional meeting facility that’s scheduled to open sometime in 2023 in University Village at the University of Nebraska at Kearney...Health care sector in Nebraska works to rebuild, bolster workforce ... This expands our footprint into Greater Nebraska.” ... Nebraska state Sen.
SHAWNA RICHTER-RYERSON NebraskaGame and Parks Commission... I didn’t discover until working for Nebraska Game and Parks that there were other kinds of kayaks and other kinds of seats, though I still wasn’t tempted to get in one ... LincolnEast standout pitcher Jalen Worthley flips commitment to Nebraska.
'Unexpected and untimely' departure of Huskers' Kayla Caffey frustrating for all involved From Big TenWest contender to 'all-bus team,' here's what national scribes are saying about Nebraska ‘He was eager to grow up’ – Four weeks after fatal collapse at York hotel, no answers, no investigation She paid movers over $1,000 to relocate to Lincoln.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 29-year-old Los Angeles bank executive was one of three people killed last week when lightning struck in a park across from the White House, his employer said ... He graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he majored in recreation, parks and tourism administration, with a concentration in sports management, the bank said.
4 dead at 2 different crime scenes 3 blocks apart in Laurel, Nebraska authorities say ...LincolnEast standout pitcher Jalen Worthley flips commitment to Nebraska. All four victims had been shot before their homes, located just three blocks apart, were set ablaze, according to the Nebraska State Patrol ... 20 as the Nebraska Medal of HonorHighway.
Signs direct voters to their polling place in Nebraska's primary election on Tuesday at WernerPark... Voters fill out their ballots in Nebraska's primary election on Tuesday at Werner Park ... Head Groundskeeper Zach Ricketts, left, works on the field while Carol Szczepaniak votes in Nebraska's primary election on Tuesday at Werner Park.
RV park proposal. On Tuesday, the Valley CityCouncil will vote on a proposal to grant a conditional use permit (CUP) allowing the development of a 240-plus RV park with airboat access in the floodway of the Platte River near Valley, Nebraska... Couple hit $50M Powerball jackpot, are Nebraska's first winners Shatel.