James Shields and two relievers combined on a five-hitter as the Royals reeled off their ninth straight win with a 9-2 triumph over the Twins at Target Field. Scott Diamond was rocked for all seven runs in five-plus frames to fall to 5-and-10. Justin Morneau homered for Minnesota. Diamond and Aaron Hicks were optioned to Triple-A Rochester after the game. Oswaldo Arcia is being recalled from the minors and the Twins will add a pitcher to the roster over the weekend.
A new outpatient dialysis center has opened at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.
There will be eleven ballot issues for South Dakota voters to consider in next November’s election.
The Yankton City Commission approved a façade improvement program for the downtown business area at their last meeting.
A new report projects the expense to Medicaid for people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease in Iowa and nationwide will increase dramatically over the next decade.