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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's rural areas are struggling with a major shortage of high-speed internet, and consumers who live there are likely to pay more for service than their urban counterparts. A new report by the state's Rural Broadband Task Force says just 63% of rural Nebraskans have access to fixed, high-speed broadband service that allows users to watch high-definition movies, use video-chatting services and download large data files.
AXTELL, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a man died after his vehicle ran off a Kearney County road and flipped. Deputies and medics were sent to the scene about a mile north of Axtell on Friday. The driver's been identified as 34-year-old Tony Turner, who lived in Kearney.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is leading a trade mission to Germany to promote Nebraska agricultural products and reinforce the state's connections with German companies. Ricketts kicked off the trade mission in Berlin, where the delegation met with government officials and hosted a reception for University of Nebraska alumni, business officials and others. The trade mission also included a new trade agreement between Chapman, Nebraska-based Preferred Popcorn and the German-based Haase Foods.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a South Dakota man died after collision on Interstate 80 in south-central Nebraska. The crash occurred around 4 p.m. Sunday near the U.S. Highway 281 junction at Grand Island. The Hall County Sheriff's Department says a semitrailer and two passenger vehicles were involved. The name of the victim and other details about the collision have not been released.
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