The Vikings report for their 48th training camp at Minnesota State University in Mankato today. The first practice will take place tomorrow. Camp breaks August 14th. The Vikings open the preseason at home against the Houston Texans on August 9th. Minnesota will then travel to Buffalo and San Francisco before wrapping up exhibition play August 29th against Tennessee.
The group has forecast that summer travel will reach an all-time high on the wings of a strong U.S. economy.
The South Dakota State Fair is underway in Huron, continuing through Monday.
The longer range forecasts now appear to favor a wetter, cooler trend for the northern plains.
The Retirement Laws Committee of the South Dakota Legislature voted this week to begin the process of changing some of the rules of the state retirement system.