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Kawasaki plans $200M expansion that would add 550 new jobs

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing plans a $200 million expansion at its plant in Lincoln, Nebraska, a move that is expected ... continue reading
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Patrol says teen, 2 children in eastern Nebraska crash

WAHOO, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says an 18-year-old driver and two children in her car have been killed in a crash near Wahoo. T... continue reading
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GIPS to provide free meals to all students for 2021-2022 school year

Grand Island Public Schools will provide free meals to all students for the 2021-22 school year. Completing a free and reduced meal application is ... continue reading
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Delta Variant Confirmed In CDHD Region

The Delta variant of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Central District. “We have received confirmation of several cases of COVID-19 in our... continue reading
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State Fair Announces Entertainment Lineup

The Nebraska State Fair is excited to announce their entertainment lineup for 2021 Oldies supergroup “Happy Together Tour,” will play ... continue reading
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GIPS Nutrition Services hosts summer meal program for children

Grand Island Public Schools Nutrition Services will again offer their Summer Food Service Program for children. The meal program begins the first f... continue reading
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NSP Investigating Incident in Cass County

JUNE 8, 2021 (OMAHA, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating an incident that left one person deceased in Cass County Monday... continue reading
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Two Arrested After Incident at Wood River Interchange

JNUE 3, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested two people after an incident at the Woo... continue reading
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Interview Governor Pete Ricketts Stop 30x30 Tour

Governor Pete Ricketts joined KRGI News Director Tyson Havranek on Tuesday to discuss the end to what he called a "historic legislative session" an... continue reading
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Troopers Arrest Woman Following Pursuit in Central Nebraska

MAY 25, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a California woman following a pursuit ... continue reading
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Masks optional for vaccinated GIPS staff effective June 1

(Grand Island, NE) -  As Grand Island Public Schools works through the pandemic and turns its sights to next fall, the district is prepared an... continue reading

Three different GIPS programs to move into former Principal building

(Grand Island, NE) -  GEAR UP GIPS, the College & Career Achievement Center and the Hall County Community Collaborative (H3C) will move in... continue reading

Garth Brooks Tickets Available Friday

The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour comes to Memorial Stadium Saturday, August 14, 2021. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 21, 2021 at 10 a.m. CDT Fans are... continue reading
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Troopers Arrest Two, Locate 186 LBs of Marijuana in Traffic Stop

MAY 17, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people after locating more than 180 pound... continue reading
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Senators OK sports betting, but not on Husker home games

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Sports fans in Nebraska may soon be able to bet legally on nearly all collegiate and professional events, but not on the H... continue reading
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Virus variant first identified in India found in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials said an extremely contagious variant of the coronavirus that was first identified in India has... continue reading
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GIPS to provide virtual school offerings for middle, high school students in 2021-2022

(Grand Island, NE) - Following the successful launch of Grand Island Public Schools Virtual School in the fall of 2020 in response to the pand... continue reading
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Garth Brooks Coming to Memorial Stadium

LINCOLN- May 12, 2021- The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour is coming to Lincoln, Nebraska. The concert will be Saturday, August 14th, 7:00 PM at Memorial... continue reading
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Walnut Middle School student arrested in alleged sexual assault

(Grand Island, NE) – KRGI News was made aware of a letter that was sent to patrons involving an incident that led to an arrest of a male stud... continue reading

Man Arrested Trespassing Onto A Private Plan With A Firearm At CNRA

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   A situation at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport has been resolved peacefully, and a 19 year old Philli... continue reading

Grand Island Catholic Priest Named New Bishop for Colorado Springs

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael J. Sheridan, 76, from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Colora... continue reading
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Four Arrested After Multiple Pursuits Wednesday

APRIL 29, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested four people following two separate pursuits... continue reading
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Arbor Day Celebration

On Arbor Day - April 30 th , 2021, at 1:00pm, the Grand Island Tree Board will be hosting an Arbor Day Celebration at Pioneer Park, located at 615 ... continue reading
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Two-Vehicle Crash Near Holdrege Claims Two Lives

APRIL 28, 2021 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a crash near Holdrege that claimed two lives and sent ... continue reading
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Nebraska governor declines to help house migrant children

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he has rejected a federal request to help house unaccompanied migrant children. The Rep... continue reading