The Vikings open up the 2013 regular season 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 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is drafting an updated management plan for Fort Randall Dam and Lake Francis Case.
The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names is holding a meeting next week to gain public input on the naming of a creek and an island near Sioux Falls.
South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem says she supports the move by Texas Governor Rick Perry to move one thousand national guardsmen to that states southern border.
A bill sponsored by South Dakota Senator John Thune that would ensure deliveries of home heating fuels in the dead of winter was passed by Congress and signed by the President.