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."
GERING — WesternNebraska polished off a sweep of the Hastings Sodbusters Sunday afternoon at Oregon TrailParkStadium in Gering, winning game three of the series 6-3 ... The teams were locked in a 2-2 tie after six innings, but Western Nebraska added two runs each in the seventh and eighth to ensure a victory.
ALIE MAYES NebraskaGame and Parks Commission... Nebraska Pollinator Week, a statewide effort led by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, runs June 21-27 ... LINDSAY ROGERS Nebraska Game and Parks Commission ... Otter trapping, mountain lion hunting seasons OK'd by Nebraska Game and Parks.
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The 2021 Nebraska Chautauqua will include both virtual and in-person events centered on the 1950s. The free history festival presented by Humanities Nebraska will take place Aug ... Humanities Nebraska has held a Chautauqua for 37 consecutive years, though 2020's festival was completely online ... 50 icons of Nebraska people, history and heritage.
Notable Nebraska and Iowa crime news of 2021 ... The jury deliberated for about three hours in the case, in which LeGrone was accused of raping a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student in August 2019 ... The prosecution said the actions of the victim, Gregory Brennan, saved Bragg's life in the October 2020 crash on Nebraska Highway 370.
56 Nebraska educators linked to sexual misconduct ... Notable Nebraska and Iowa crime news of 2021 ... The jury deliberated for about three hours in the case, in which LeGrone was accused of raping a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student in August 2019 ... NEBRASKA SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY. Defendant returns to Nebraska for murder trial.
— In honor of 100 years of state parks, the NebraskaGame and Parks Commission is calling on birders to find and identify 100 bird species in its park areas by the end of 2021 ... To find a list of parks ...
After three straight days of hot and humid conditions, bicyclists participating in Tour de Nebraska had a cooler ride Friday morning as they traveled from Red Cloud to Hastings as part of the tour ... About 400 riders from 15 different states made up the 33rd annual Tour de Nebraska.