The Vikings open up preseason play Friday against the Houston Texans at the Metrodome. Minnesota will then travel to Buffalo and San Francisco before wrapping up the exhibition slate at home against Tennessee. The Vikings open the regular season September 8th at Detroit.
A look at some of this week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.
Medicaid expansion continues to be on the South Dakota legislative agenda.
The South Dakota House Education Committee voted to repeal the foundation funding legislation.
One Iowa State Senator says the lobbying has been intense as the legislature prepares to take up a proposal to increase the state gas tax.