10/11 Investigates: Deb Fischer Landsuit

In the race for US Senate, you've no doubt seen the political ads playing out on T.V. time and time again across Nebraska.

Talking about the ones supporting Democrat Bob Kerrey, that slam Republican Deb Fischer over a lawsuit involving 104 acres of land several years ago.

Well, 1011 decided to get to dig into the lawsuit, and get to the core of it.

We recently went to Valentine and spoke with people on the streets there, some who sided with the Fischer's, and others who sided with the defendants in the suit, the Kimes and Snake Falls Ranch.

One person told us, "Well, it wasn't her land to begin with."

Another person, with an opposing point of view, said, 'There's no sense digging up old things."

In the end, as you may know, the judge in the 1995 case sided with the defendants, ruling in part, "The plaintiff's petition is dismissed. The defendants are the owners."

Fischer has launched her own ads, defending her side of things in how the lawsuit played out and how they sought legal clarification.

It's not clear what impact, if any, the issue will have on the election come Tuesday. But in Valentine, which 1011 visited just last week, there were many people on both sides of the issue, as evidenced in the aforementioned quotes from people we spoke with.

The suit is long over of course. Just last spring, the "Snake River Preservation Group" bought "Snake Falls Ranch Inc," which includes the 104 acres.

Just click on the report above to watch more.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLN-TV Call: (402) 467-4321 Toll-free: 1-800-475-1011 840 North 40th Lincoln, NE 68503 Email: info@1011now.com KGIN-TV Call: (308) 382-6100 123 N Locust Street Grand Island, NE 68802 Email: kgin@1011now.com KSNB-TV Toll free 888-475-1011 123 N. Locust St. Grand Island, NE 68802 Email : ksnb@1011now.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 177179061