Control of Missouri River divides communities

June 25th, 2012

By Harvest Public Media

Des Moines, IA – As the difficult recovery from last year’s Missouri River flooding continues, concerns have intensified between those who want there to be more control of the river and those who believe it should flow freely.

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Farmers still sifting through flood damage

April 20th, 2012

By Grant Gerlock

Tekamah, NE – The Missouri River flood of 2011 was the worst in 60 years; nearly a year later, farmers are still dealing with the aftermath.

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Community searches far and wide for funds to repair lake

March 7th, 2012

By Ben Bohall

Lincoln, NE – In one small, central Nebraska town, a rising water line destroyed the town’s only lake two summers ago. Now the town of Ericson is doing everything it can to find the funds needed to repair it.

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Pipelines and floods: What’s government’s role?

October 28th, 2011

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – Nebraska’s Governor calls a special session to take on a big oil company, and hundreds line up to shout down the government’s handling of the Missouri flood. Robyn Wisch checked in with Nebraska Watchdog’s Joe Jordan for an analysis of this week’s news.

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Army Corps takes verbal beating over flooding

October 27th, 2011

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – Public hearings with the Army Corps of Engineers continue across the Midwest this week, after kicking off with Monday’s impassioned hearing in Omaha.

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Will the Missouri’s levees hold for another wet season?

October 21st, 2011

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – Some U.S. Senators are wondering what will happen if the Midwest sees a lot of rain next spring… or even just a little more than normal.

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