The Twins traded catcher Drew Butera to the Los Angeles Dodgers at the trade deadline on Wednesday. Minnesota will receive a player to be named later or cash. Butera appeared in just two games this season with the Twins. He is a career .182 hitter with 41 RBI in 186 games over his four-year career spent entirely with Minnesota.
Minnesota legislative Democrats and Republicans continue to seek common ground as they work to balance the state budget for the next two years.
Emerald Ash Borer has been found in another Iowa County.
Nebraska lawmakers debated and passed a bill that would repeal the state's death penalty law.
Nebraska legislators have advanced a bill that would scrap mandatory minimum prison sentences and the habitual criminal statute.