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Major League Baseball officially announces Omaha will host 2020 draft

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred officially announced Wednesday that Omaha will host the 2020 MLB draft, ahead of the College World Series. Read more

More top stories from The World-Herald


Subscribers onlyShatel: The MLB draft coming to Omaha is a 'win-win-win,' but there may be one curveball

It’s a no-brainer. This will be the best thing to happen to the MLB draft. It will make the CWS better. It’s another big event for Omaha. That’s a win-win-win. Read more


Subscribers onlyAfter historic period above flood stage, the Missouri River is finally dropping

After a record-breaking, nearly nine months above flood stage, the Missouri River this week finally dropped below flood stage east of town. That is allowing water to drain out of the flood plain, and people in Peru and elsewhere along this stretch of the river to examine flood damage in low-lying areas. Read more


Subscribers onlyImmigrant advocates decry use of Dakota County deputies to enforce federal immigration laws

Dakota County Sheriff Chris Kleinberg says that working with ICE helps keep his county safe. Advocates for immigrants say the county's agreement with ICE stops immigrants from reporting crimes, takes them away from their primary duties of protecting local safety and can lead to racial bias. Read more


For college coaches and big league execs, tying MLB draft to Omaha, CWS ‘made perfect sense’

A collaborative group of baseball policymakers were brainstorming nearly five full years ago when an idea began to crystallize with Omaha as its centerpiece. Read more