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Nebraska's Poet Laureate Ted Kooser

Poet Laureate Ted Kooser has an undeniable way with words. But mastering just one art form wasn't enough for this Nebraskan - after a lifetime crafting written masterpieces, Kooser's newest creative pursuits have him practicing a different stroke.

17 Nebraskan Groundbreakers

Nebraska is truly a land of pioneers. From botany to business, social justice to fine art, we've produced some of the world's greatest innovators. Although there are far more Nebraskan groundbreakers than just those mentioned on our list, this selection of 17 features a few folks we think are among our state's very top movers and shakers.

Home on Ogallala's Open Range Grill

This California-born rancher drives his cattle home on the range - the Open Range, that is. Grass-fed beef fuels this Ogallala burger joint, as well as hundreds of hungry visitors from across the US.

Cheese Farming Nebraska

After facing a dearth of homegrown dairy-based delights, Nebraska's enterprising farmersteaders are happily spreading cheese and smiles across the state.

Niobrara River Canoeing

The summer months are peak season for water sports, but we bet you never expected to fall in love with autumn on the Niobrara. Dream along with a family of veteran river guides as they peacefully drift on an offseason course down this beloved waterway.

Standing Bear and the Poncas Journey

With Bright Eyes as his translator, Ponca chief Standing Bear is famous for delivering the speech that finally won human rights for Native Americans - but his journey, and that of the Ponca, would not end so easily.

Good Vibes at Blue Creek Lodge

Dreams do come true in Garden County, where Denver-born rancher Greg Polk chose to build his Blue Creek Lodge and Ranch. Years in the making, Polk's prairie paradise is open to visitors craving quality 'self time'.

Town Story: Eustis

In the heart of Nebraskan heartland, small town Eustis offers up the best and the 'wurst' of the good life.

May/June 2015 Bonus Recipe - Basic Crème Pie

If you picked up a copy of our May/June 2015 issue, then you may just have a high-in-the-sky hankering for some extra crispy, gooey goodness. Here's one more pie recipe that should help satisfy your cravings for the sweet & crème-y.

Nebraska's License Plates - Web Extra

Looking for more from our May/June 2015 story on Nebraskan license plates? Check out these extra photos we snapped while investigating our state's unique take on vehicle registration.

Rachel Price Hails from a "Little Nebraska Town"

You can learn the O'Neill, Nebraska-born singer-songwriter's full story in our May/June 2015 issue - in the meantime, enjoy this clip from the second song on her EP, "Little Nebraska Town!"

Western Nebraska Wines

Nebraskan wines have taken a great grape journey west, winning hearts and awards along the way.
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