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Ricketts, Bruning make final campaign stops before Republican primary
Tuesday is Primary Election Day in Nebraska. Voters will go to the polls to nominate candidates for offices including U.S. Senate, House and governor. The two front runners in the Republican race for governor made last minute campaign stops in Siouxland Monday night. Omaha businessman Pete Ricketts spoke in Norfolk, while Attorney General Jon Bruning was in South Sioux City, accompanied by Governor Dave Heineman, who is endorsing him. Polls open at 8:00 Tuesday morning in Nebraska.

Many returning military vets bound for college
A new program for student veterans at the University of Iowa may soon spread to more than a dozen other schools. It's called the Iowa Consortium of Veteran Excellence Project, or I-COVE. It will help around 600 student veterans at the University of Iowa have access to services that will help them graduate and find a job. During the two year I-COVE pilot program, Veterans Affairs staff will collect data on graduation rates, student retention, and employment. This program, which begins next spring, is being developed as a model that can be adopted by other colleges and universities.

South Sioux's Budget Host Inn becomes safety concern for city council
South Sioux City, Nebraska leaders are growing increasingly frustrated with the Budget Host Inn. The motel owners didn't show up for a city council meeting to discuss steps to make their establishment safer. Last year, police responded to 186 calls at the Budget Host Inn. City Administrator Lance Hedquist said the motel either needs to clean up its act or the council may decide it has to go. Council members will be presented with legal advice at their next meeting.

SBL students get an up-close, hands-on lesson in agriculture
Fourth graders from Sergeant Bluff-Luton Elementary got a hands-on lesson in agriculture. Siouxland Agriculture in the Classroom hosted Farm to School Day for the students to learn the ins and outs of livestock and crop production. The kids got to pet sheep, comb a cow, and check out a tractor. Area farmers and Woodbury County 4-H students taught the lessons. The goal of Farm to School Day is to show kids how important agriculture is to our communities and where our food, clothing, and fuel come from.

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