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Declining Groundwater Altering Fish Species

Water DropA new study has found that declining groundwater levels within Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado are dramatically altering the diversity of fish species in the region, and the makeup of the streams and rivers they populate within the Great Plains.

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Senate Passes Bill to Award Bob Dole the Congressional Gold Medal

Bob Dole at KRSL Oct 2014 photo by Marion WatkinsU.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) Thursday announced the Senate has unanimously passed his legislation with U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.) to award former Kansas U.S. Senator and Russell native Robert J. Dole with the Congressional Gold Medal. Roberts secured all 100 U.S. senators to cosponsor the legislation.

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SHPTV Receives $7,000 Grant

Smoky Hills Public TelevisionITC Great Plains has awarded Smoky Hills Public Television with a grant for $7,000 to support the station's educational television and outreach programs.

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Six Kansas lakes Under Public Health Warning Due to Blue-Green Algae

Blue-Green AlgaeThe Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has issued a public health warning for six lakes and a watch for five lakes due to harmful algal blooms.

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Russell Pool Closing Aug. 13

Russell PoolThe final day the Russell Municipal Swimming Pool will be open for the 2017 season will be Sunday, Aug. 13.

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Kansas Unveils New 'Real ID' Drivers Licenses

kansas capital buildingKansas has unveiled a new driver’s license design meant to comply with federal identification requirements for airport security purposes.

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Agco, Inc. is Now Great Bend Coop

Great Bend CoopEarlier this week, Agco, Inc. of Russell, Dorrance and Susank officially became the Great Bend Coop.

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