Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner is the Big Ten Freshman of the Week. Leidner rushed for 151 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday’s 43-24 rout of San Jose State. He also was 5-of-12 for 71 yards as the Gophers improved to 4-and-0 on the season. Minnesota opens Big Ten play on Saturday at home against Iowa.
The Iowa Department of Human Services says a baby has been turned over to the state -- the third use of the Safe Haven law in four months.
A report from the National Wildlife Federation claims global climate change will lead to an increase in ticks, mosquitoes, other blood-sucking pests, and poison ivy.
A few polls have emerged on the Nebraska gubernatorial race...apparently a closer race than many expected.
Two Americans who just weeks ago were gravely ill with Ebola have been cleared of the virus.