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“I could feel like we were floating on the court. Even though I’ve been doing this awhile, it amazes me we get that kind of crowd, that kind of support. People are waiting out in the snow and cold.” — Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook on the turnout for the weekend’s NCAA regional, which the Huskers won with sweeps over Hofstra and Missouri.

“The importance of this deal cannot be overstated. These two countries are top customers for Nebraska and are critical markets for growing trade opportunities.” — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts on the USMCA trade agreement signed by the presidents of the United States, Mexico and Canada.

“You hear a lot about culture; it’s one of those things where it’s hard to define when you know it, when you see it. I think Husker fans can see it and feel it.” — University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds, marking one year since Scott Frost was hired as the Huskers’ football coach.

“At the end of her term or terms, she may well be the very best mayor Lincoln has had in the 21st century.” — Outgoing Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler, endorsing City Councilwoman Leirion Gaylor Baird as his successor.

“The most basic definition of transportation is the movement of people or goods. We have been finding all kinds of ways to move people and goods. That includes public transit and sidewalks and now bike lanes.” — Lincoln Public Works and Utilities Director Miki Esposito on the department’s proposed name change to become Lincoln Transportation and Utilities.

“We’re gonna hit the jackpot. We’ll be back.” — Felipe Osorio, one of five Lincoln natives who won a $1 million prize on a Powerball ticket.

“It’s most likely a freak thing. The chances of something like this happening is basically like winning the lottery.” — Lincoln City Fire Inspector Rick Campos, on an electrical fire that resulted in Saratoga Elementary School students being moved to the designated alternative site under a Lincoln Public Schools plan used for the second time since it was implemented in 2013.

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