Former Kansas football coach Mark Mangino is the new offensive coordinator at Iowa State. He replaces Courtney Messingham, who was relieved of his duties after the season. The Cyclones have also hired Louis Ayeni as the new running backs coach.
Minnesota legislative Democrats and Republicans continue to seek common ground as they work to balance the state budget for the next two years.
Emerald Ash Borer has been found in another Iowa County.
Nebraska lawmakers debated and passed a bill that would repeal the state's death penalty law.
Nebraska legislators have advanced a bill that would scrap mandatory minimum prison sentences and the habitual criminal statute.