— Wayne Simmonds scored twice as the Flyers handed the Wild a 4-1 loss at the Wells Fargo Center. Mikael Granlund had the lone goal for Minnesota while Niklas Backstrom made 27 stops in net. The Wild have lost three straight and five out of seven. The Wild wrap up their four-game road trip Friday in Winnipeg.
A look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.
Revenues for the State of Iowa have fallen below estimates for the last several months, and could lead to a budget crunch for the 2016 legislature.
Reconstruction continues on the Mitchell – Rapid City rail line west of Chamberlain.
The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.
Polls show shoppers, who got even bigger discounts closer to Christmas last year, are cautious with their spending and willing to wait for deals.