Jim Pillen, a hog farm owner and veterinarian, defeated eight challengers, including Charles Herbster, a businessman who faced groping allegations late in the campaign.
The sway of Donald Trump and his endorsement is in the spotlight again this week during primaries in Nebraska and West Virginia.
Wildfires sweeping through Nebraska killed a retired fire chief and injured at least 15 firefighters this weekend.
A volunteer fire chief has been killed as the result of wildfire that is estimated to have spread to 30,000 acres. Video shows a large plume of smoke spreading through the sky in Elwood, Nebraska.
Investigators believe Zachary Paulison was drunk when he crashed into an SUV while driving more than 100 mph.