Matt Cassel will start at quarterback on Sunday as the Vikings take on the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens in Baltimore. Christian Ponder hasn’t passed the concussion protocol and continues to have some symptoms. Minnesota is coming off a 23-20 overtime victory over Chicago. The Vikings are now 3-8-and-1 on the season. The Ravens are in the playoff hunt at 6-and-6.
District 16 Senator Dan Lederman of Dakota Dunes has announced he is stepping down from the South Dakota legislature.
The public comment period for the proposed change in a controversial rule dealing with the amount of topsoil developers are required to return to a construction site will end Wednesday.
Nebraska senators are debating whether voters should be asked to make an adjustment to their term limits.
The leaders of Iowa's two major political parties will soon announce a plan for releasing timely, accurate electronic results of the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.