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News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. CDT

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FREMONT, Neb. (AP) - A man has been imprisoned for robbing a bank in downtown Fremont. The Fremont Tribune reports that 53-year-old Leonard Lovell was sentenced Monday to four to eight years. Police say he robbed a U.S. Bank branch on April 18. He said in court Monday he knows "it was a very foolish and very wrong thing for me to do."

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Residents and businesses in parts of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa are pumping out flooded basements and cleaning up the muck left behind from flooding caused by inch upon inch of rain. The National Weather Service reports that nearly a foot of rain fell in Woodbine, Iowa, before stopping Monday afternoon. A two-day total in Omaha topped 8 inches. Winds that accompanied the revolving storm front toppled trees and knocked out power to thousands of homes.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Jane Raybould has released a new statewide television ad highlighting her work in her family's grocery store chain. The 30-second spot features Raybould sacking groceries, a job she held at her family's first grocery store when she was younger. Raybould says in the ad that she helps run the family stores and hears from customers who are struggling because of policies out of Washington.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha-based company has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine levied by federal regulators citing spill protection violations at production facilities in Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Ag Processing Inc. didn't have adequate Clean Water Act protections at several vegetable oil and biodiesel production facilities.

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