Food critic Sarah Baker Hansen is from Omaha. Columnist Matthew Hansen grew up in Red Cloud. As a married couple they travel Nebraska to share with each other little-known people, unexpected stops and memorable foods. Come along and discover more of what the state has to offer.

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“We are creating a place that is a little oasis,” says Tom Gallagher, a longtime Cather board member, Kearney native and now a New Yorker who is renovating a historic home in Red Cloud. “We are still true to our household god, Willa Cather, but this is a way we can create a really wonderful place ... a setting that may inspire new Willa Cathers.”

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Kimball Public Library's 3-D printing project certainly meets the goal of helping provide tools and knowledge needed to navigate a world of new information and creativity. "It’s important for rural communities to offer these kinds of opportunities to students and local entrepreneurs," said Jamie Carpenter, who's been pivotal in the project.

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For Nebraska Community Foundation, stabilizing and growing population in our smaller communities is our highest priority. Our goal is to build…

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This street was long ago wounded by the demise of its biggest industry — the biggest stockyard in the world — and its main reason to exist. It was long ago abandoned by department stores and taverns, and long ago fled by the grandchildren of immigrants who moved to Hanscom Park or Millard or Papillion. Omaha left South 24th for dead decades ago. And yet, in 2017, it is oh-so alive.

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