Nino Niederreiter scored the lone goal of the shootout in the fourth round as the Wild notched a 2-1 win over the Kings in Los Angeles. Niederreiter also had Minnesota’s lone goal of regulation, scoring almost three-and-a-half minutes into the third period. Minnesota has won three straight after a six-game slide. The Wild are in Phoenix tomorrow.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down.
Iowa’s top prison official says legal action is likely against the designers blamed for months of delays in opening a new state prison.
Officials say the high-voltage electrical transmission line that's proposed to cut through 220 miles of Nebraska's Sand Hills region is designed to have a positive impact on the entire state's power infrastructure.
Governor-elect Pete Ricketts promises to bring a fresh perspective to the prison problem in Nebraska.