4 killer tornadoes hit Nebraska town

DESHLER, Neb., June 23 (UPI) -- A Nebraska town is cleaning up after being pounded by at least four tornadoes and torrential downpours.

Cash-strapped states seek federal aid

DALLAS, June 5 (UPI) -- At least nine states have already applied for their shares of $10 billion in fiscal relief authorized under the federal tax cut legislation signed last week by

Neb. lawmakers override budget veto

LINCOLN, Neb., May 28 (UPI) --

Neb. lawmakers override budget veto

LINCOLN, Neb., May 28 (UPI) -- Gov. Mike Johanns said he was disappointed but not surprised by the Legislature's override of his Memorial Day veto of the state's entire $5.4 billion budget.

Neb. lawmakers may override budget veto

LINCOLN, Neb., May 27 (UPI) -- Nebraska Gov. Mike Johanns vetoed the entire $5.4 billion, 2-year state budget on Memorial Day but the Legislature was expected override his action Tuesday.

Neb. lawmakers may override budget veto

LINCOLN, Neb., May 27 (UPI) --

Crews work to reopen I-80 in Nebraska

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West govs to lobby again on energy, forest

HENDERSON, Nev., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Forest health, drought relief, and energy issues topped the action plan approved Friday at the Western Governors Association winter meetings where the state executives repeated their desires for unified and effective legislation on issues that affect thei

Democrats pick up governorships

CHICAGO, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Democrats won governor's races in Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Wyoming in Tuesday's midterm elections, but despite upsets in Georgia and South Carolina, there was no miracle in Florida, a Republican victor in Maryland and there may be n

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Police say no money taken in Neb. robbery

NORFOLK, Neb., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- As residents in Norfolk mourned the loss of five people killed in last week's bank shootings, investigators said Sunday that there may have been no money taken

Bloody bank heist triggers trooper suicide

OMAHA, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- An innocent mistake by a law officer -- incorrectly entering the serial number of a suspected stolen handgun -- compounded an already tragic massacre of four bank employees and a customer, adding a sixth body for a local morgue, The Omaha World Herald rep

3 charged in Neb. bank slayings

NORFOLK, Neb., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Authorities are preparing state murder charges Thursday against three men who allegedly participated in an armed robbery of the US Bank in which five people wer
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Mike Johanns
Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns speaks to those gathered at the 2005 World Pork Congress Conference on April 28, 2005 in Washington. Johanns discussed the changes in world trade and thanked the Congress for meeting in DC...(UPI Photo/Micheal Kleinfeld)

Michael Owen "Mike" Johanns (born June 18, 1950) is an American Republican politician who has been the junior United States Senator from Nebraska since 2009. Previously he was the 38th Governor of Nebraska from 1999 to 2005 and was U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2005 to 2007, becoming the fourth Nebraskan to hold the position. On November 4, 2008, Johanns was elected to the United States Senate for the state of Nebraska, becoming one of only two new Republican senators (with Jim Risch of Idaho) heading into the 111th United States Congress. In 2002 Johanns served as a Chair of the Midwestern Governors Association.

Johanns was born in Osage, Iowa, and grew up living and working on his family's farm. After graduating from high school, Johanns went on to study at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in Winona. He earned a law degree from Creighton University. After his graduation, Johanns began practicing law in O'Neill and Lincoln, Nebraska.

Johanns served on the Lancaster County Board from 1983 to 1987 as a Democrat. In 1988 he was elected to the Lincoln City Council where he served from 1989 to 1991. He was elected as Mayor of Lincoln in 1991 and 1995.

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