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Local artist paints Nebraska’s story into mural at Facebook’s data center in Papillion

By Reece Ristau, Omaha World-Herald

When employees of the Facebook data center in Papillion go to work each day, they’ll be greeted by a colorful 76-foot mural made by a Nebraskan, for Nebraskans. Created by Omaha native Justin Queal, the mural incorporates themes and images familiar to locals — like a monarch butterfly akin to the ones emblazoned on Papillion’s water towers and an overhead view of crop fields — all set against a backdrop heavy with rich, Husker red. Read more here.

Facebook photo of one section of the mural created by local artist Justin Queal.

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Membership has its rewards

By Jason Kuiper and Laura King-Homan, The Wire, OPPD News

Last September, SPP announced its wholesale markets reduced the cost of electricity by more than $1 billion since 2014. Another recent milestone was reached earlier this year, when SPP became the first RTO to get more than half of its real-time power from wind energy.

And for OPPD, membership in SPP helped the utility meet the needs of Facebook, who earlier this year announced it would be building a data center in Sarpy County, believed to be one of the largest investments in the state’s history.

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