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Thank you to the following individuals and businesses for their donations to Gothenburg Shares. We appreciate your support of this program.

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December 30, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – The Nebraska State Fire Marshal (SFM) Agency has completed a regulation update to Title 153 NAC Chapter 21. This chapter covers the review and approval of plans, as well as the fees assessed for this work. The Agency has updated to an electronic submittal process to help modernize and meet the needs of our submitters. The Agency also adopted a new fee structure which will allow for a much easier fee calculation. The cost will be $2.50 for every $10,000 or portion thereof of the total proposed project cost. For example, if the total proposed project cost is $15,500 the fee would be $5.00. A new fee calculator has been linked to the electronic submittal process.

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Today, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted a morning press conference to highlight the importance of regular physical activity and a nutritious diet. In his remarks, Gov. Ricketts emphasized both the physical and mental health benefits of routine exercise.

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During the winter months when outdoor temperatures are low, the idea of storing some foods outdoors may be a common practice, or at least a logical option. Extension urges you to understand the potential health risks of improperly chilling food which is to be eaten later. There are true risks when food is stored in unconventional methods.

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Kevin Bagley, Director of the Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care (MLTC) within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced a statewide listening tour for Medicaid’s managed care program. The tour will begin January 11, 2022, and will stop at five locations throughout the state.

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The Central Platte Natural Resources District is cautioning landowners along the Platte River that with the colder temperatures, ice formation in the river channels will begin in the next few weeks. If enough ice forms, it can jam together, causing the river water to escape the banks and cause flooding. David Carr, CPNRD Range Management Specialist, said some helpful information to remember:

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