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Platte Basin Timelapse Story

Got an insatiable appetite for the Platte River like Nebraska filmmakers Michael Forsberg and Michael Farrell? Hundreds of miles in the making, this braided prairie river has many stories to tell, but until recently, most of what the Platte was doing was unknown. Thanks to Forsberg’s and Farrell’s Platte Basin Timelapse project, dozens of cameras (including in Colorado and Wyoming) are now capturing images of this living river every daylight hour.

Winter of 1948-1949

Nebraska's worst winter ever. Recollections pile up 70 years after the epic winter of 1948-1949

Memorial Stadium - Web Extra

Former Cornhusker football coach Tom Osborne shares Memorial Stadium memories.

Profiles of Patriotism - Web Special Salute

This web feature is a special supplement to our “Profiles of Patriotism” story which appeared in our January/ February 2016 issue. Give us a call at (800) 777-6159 to order your copy or to begin your Nebraska Life subscription today.

NL Hometown Stories - Senator George W. Norris

In this Nebraska Life Hometown Video, Clark and Dawna Bates portray George W. Norris and his wife, Ellie, reflecting on his accomplishments after leaving politics for a group of visitors gathered in the garden of the Norris Home, a Nebraska State Historic Site.

NL Hometown Stories - Harry Strunk

In this Nebraska Life Hometown Video, McCook historians Gene O. Morris and Chuck Peek reflect on the influences of the man on their community, region and state.

Sisters Grimm: Bushnell's Bookstore in a Barn

A Fairy Tale begins for Sisters Grimm

Generations of Tradition: Eastern Nebraska high school football - Web Extra

Looking for more from our November/December 2015 story on Eastern Nebraska high school football? Check out these extra photos we snapped while out on the gridiron this fall.

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.

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!"

Mr. Lincoln, The Capitol's History Man

Anything before 1940 is history. Everything after is current. That’s what Lincoln historian Jim McKee claims. McKee's passion for Lincoln's past began as a child, watching the fledgling city grow alongside him. Now, after 75 years gathering long-forgotten nuggets of community history, the unofficially titled "Mr. Lincoln" works tirelessly to share his knowledge and love of Lincoln with new generations.Anything before 1940 is history. Everything after is current. That’s what Lincoln historian Jim McKee claims.

Nebraskan Director Alexander Payne

Omaha native Alexander Payne is known for his quirky, dark, and humorous directing style, as seen in About Schmidt, Sideways and The Descendants.
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