The Vikings continue to prepare for their regular season opener on Sunday in Detroit against the Lions. Minnesota is coming off a 10-and-6 finish last season, which ended with a loss to the Packers in the NFC Wild Card round. Detroit went just 4-and-12 last year. The Vikings won both meetings with the Lions in 2012.
University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds says the support the university receives from the state attracted him to the position.
Iowa Lottery officials are monitoring states that are experimenting with the electronic sale of lottery tickets.
The Yankton School Board has decided to add a full time art teacher back to the staff at the Middle School.
José-Marie Griffiths, vice president for academic affairs at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., will become the 23rd president of Dakota State University.
Nebraska State Senators have advanced legislation that is written to provide for a production tax credit for wind farms and solar projects.