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.
The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.
Iowa Policy Project, written by Colin Gordon, finds that Iowa's wage structure is weak compared to the growing economy.
State Climatologist, Harry Hillaker, says the winters ahead could be colder than normal.
Omaha State Senator, Burke Harr, plans to re-introduce a bill that makes using a fake weapon a felony.