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TOP STORIES:

MIDWEST ECONOMY

OMAHA — Economic conditions in nine Midwest and Plains states took a leap forward last month, according to a survey report issued Tuesday. SENT: 295 words.

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— MIDWEST ECONOMY-GLANCE

AROUND THE STATE:

ARENA RESCUE — Ralston could see higher taxes and cuts to city departments as officials grapple with paying down the city's arena debt and other rising costs. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 325 words.

IN BRIEF:

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-ENROLLMENT — Officials say the University of Nebraska system's enrollment has dipped a percentage point this fall.

OMAHA GAS BLAST — A couple whose Omaha house was destroyed by an explosion next door are suing the Metropolitan Utilities District.

SEVERE WEATHER-NEBRASKA — Authorities have issued a flash flood warning for parts of the Omaha metropolitan area.

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