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.
The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.
Iowa Policy Project, written by Colin Gordon, finds that Iowa's wage structure is weak compared to the growing economy.
State Climatologist, Harry Hillaker, says the winters ahead could be colder than normal.
Omaha State Senator, Burke Harr, plans to re-introduce a bill that makes using a fake weapon a felony.