Local

Wild Notch Victory

Wild Notch Victory

Mikko Koivu scored the tiebreaking goal in the closing minutes of the third period and added two assists to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night.

Koivu netted the winner with 2:57 left, allowing the Wild to rebound from a 6-2 loss in Montreal on Tuesday.

Former Senators forward Dany Heatley had a goal and an assist for the Wild (14-5-4), as did Jonas Brodin. Jason Pominville had the other goal, and Zach Parise had two assists.

Milan Michalek scored on the power play as the teams approached the midway point of the third period to pull the Senators even with the Wild. It appeared that goal would at least get the Senators to overtime.

Kyle Turris and Mika Zibanejad also scored for the Senators (8-10-4), who have lost three straight and four of five.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Governor Says Iowa In Good Financial Shape

Iowa state capital

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says while the state is in pretty good financial shape, that could change quickly.

in Local

BCBS Rejects Deal

Stethoscope Medical

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska rejected the latest proposal by CHI Health as a way to end a contract dispute.

in Local

Negotiators Far Apart

Iowa state capital 2

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.

in Local

No Charges For Corrections Officials

gavel

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.

in National, World

U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned

afghanistan

The number of troops in Afghanistan next year will be larger than originally thought to fill a gap left in the NATO mission.