The Minnesota Golden Gophers open up the 2013 season tonight against the UNLV Rebels at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers went 6-and-6 during the regular season last year before losing to Texas Tech in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas. Minnesota beat UNLV 30-27 in a triple-overtime thriller to begin last season. UNLV went just 2-and-11 last year.
A look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.
Revenues for the State of Iowa have fallen below estimates for the last several months, and could lead to a budget crunch for the 2016 legislature.
Reconstruction continues on the Mitchell – Rapid City rail line west of Chamberlain.
The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.
Polls show shoppers, who got even bigger discounts closer to Christmas last year, are cautious with their spending and willing to wait for deals.