The Vikings are carrying on without head coach Leslie Frazier. He was fired on Monday after a 5-10-and-1 record this year. The Vikings were 21-31-and-1 in four seasons under Frazier overall. He had been with Minnesota since 2007 when he was the team’s defensive coordinator. Overall, five NFL coaches have been fired since the regular season ended Sunday.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down.
Iowa’s top prison official says legal action is likely against the designers blamed for months of delays in opening a new state prison.
Officials say the high-voltage electrical transmission line that's proposed to cut through 220 miles of Nebraska's Sand Hills region is designed to have a positive impact on the entire state's power infrastructure.
Governor-elect Pete Ricketts promises to bring a fresh perspective to the prison problem in Nebraska.