“This is a new investment in our overall R&D capabilities,” said Conagra spokesman Dan Hare. “In fact, we are creating new R&D jobs in Omaha because of the growth of the business.”
Omar, a 300-pound, blue troll statue with a big personality, comes by way of Visit Omaha. The troll has been in the works for three years.
The new lights also should save energy and possibly money, because LEDs use less electricity and last longer than their predecessor bulbs.
The company will also host a booth at the Heartland Pride Festival June 29.
"We see so many different people coming together each year from all different parts of our great city, and then we see a lot of visitors coming as well," said event producer Mike Mancuso.
The annual Taste of Omaha, which showcases the city's restaurants, puts its chefs in head-to-head cooking battles and offers cooking and ice carving demonstrations, takes place Friday through Sunday on Omaha's riverfront.
Rick Derringer, who at age 17 sang lead vocals on the 1965 hit "Hang On Sloopy," headlines the 2019 Taste of Omaha music lineup.
With Omaha streets pocked with potholes, pointed questions about the city's spending priorities are showing up on Mayor Jean Stothert's Facebook page, on social media and in letters to The World-Herald's Public Pulse.
The rebirth of some of the city's oldest neighborhoods is great news for the future of Omaha, say city leaders and experts. Every part of Omaha.
The Gene Leahy Mall and downtown Omaha riverfront renovation project moved ahead Tuesday with the approval of two significant agreements.
Kiewit Corp. will oversee construction of the 90-acre plan, and the city will put $3 million of taxpayer funds each year over the next decade toward operating and maintaining the project.
Gearing up to launch in 2019: a five-story structure with 375 apartments, parking and a pedestrian-oriented retail corridor — all aimed at juicing up idle parts of the Conagra riverfront campus.
The Missouri River this year has reached its highest levels in Omaha since the historic flooding of 2011.
His previous convictions occurred in December 2005, July 2007 and April 2018, a police report said.
Earlier Wednesday, a motorcyclist was injured in a crash with a Chevrolet Cavalier at South Eighth and Hickory Streets.
The bridge has been closed since Monday. Officials expect the bridge to reopen Thursday.
The location, just south of Cornish Boulevard, is on the Nebraska side of Carter Lake.
Cleanup has begun at flooded metro-area parks along the Missouri River, but it's not clear when the parks might reopen.
Omaha’s movers and shakers, with more than half the funds pledged privately, are forging ahead with a $290 million proposal to breathe new life into the city’s downtown riverfront.