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.
Iowa’s largest water utility is restarting special equipment to remove nitrates from the water it uses from the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers to its customers.
Governor Pete Ricketts finds himself at odds with the legislature after a week in which the Unicameral passed a number of crime bills.
A Sioux City teenager died and three others were hospitalized after police say they became ill while smoking a synthetic drug.
Nebraska legislators have given preliminary approval to a bill to do away with the death penalty.
They were arrested as part of a yearlong FBI investigation into people trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State.