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.
A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.
Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.
The state Rail Board approved the new South Dakota rail plan at their meeting this week.
Bidding for the emergency siren project in the lake area of Yankton closed yesterday, but at their meeting yesterday afternoon, Commission members agreed not to go ahead with the project and to reject any received bids.