The Vikings continue to gear up 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.
The current lease for the operation of the marina at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area is set to expire at the end of this year, and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is looking for someone interested in taking over.
Iraqi forces are months away from being able to start a sustained ground offensive against the Islamic State.
Before adjourning earlier this month, Congress passed another short term transportation bill. That bill continues the bulk of funding for highway construction projects across the country, but only until next spring.
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy pressed Internet providers to not strike deals that may help some websites load faster than others.