Cordarrelle Patterson had touchdown on the ground and a reception as the Vikings defeated the Lions 14-13 in the final game at the Metrodome. Patterson had a 50-yard run in the first quarter and an eight-yard reception six minutes into the fourth to put Minnesota up for good. Matt Cassel threw for 189 yards with the TD and a pick for the Vikings, who finish the season at 5-10-and-1.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says while the state is in pretty good financial shape, that could change quickly.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska rejected the latest proposal by CHI Health as a way to end a contract dispute.
Negotiators for the State of Iowa presented a contract proposal that differs greatly from the one submitted earlier this month by the largest state employees' union.
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning says the special legislative committee reviewing what went wrong in Corrections that led to the miscalculation of hundreds of prison sentences failed to stay focused.
The number of troops in Afghanistan next year will be larger than originally thought to fill a gap left in the NATO mission.