The Wild start the 2013 season Thursday night at home against the Los Angeles Kings. Minnesota will then host Anaheim on Saturday before heading to Nashville on Tuesday. The Wild finished with 55 points last season and grabbed the eighth seed in the playoffs but lost in the opening round to Chicago. The Kings were fifth in the West last year with 59 points.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is preparing to launch an annual wildlife population survey.
The Iowa Department of Public Health's annual report on problem gambling treatment is showing continued success.
Blue Cross - Blue Shield insurer Anthem has agreed to acquire Cigna in a $54-billion deal.
The drop in ownership underscores the damage inflicted on housing by the recession and the economy's subsequent slow recovery from the downturn.
The United States and Turkey have not yet agreed which Syrian rebels they will support in a joint effort to help clear Islamic State from an area along the Turkish border.