Nick Franklin homered twice and knocked in four runs as the Mariners held on to top the Twins 6-4 to split the four-game series at Safeco Field. Chris Colabello clubbed a two-run homer for Minnesota, which went 4-and-3 on its road trip to Anaheim and Seattle and is 6-and-4 overall since the All-Star break. Kyle Gibson gave up five runs in five frames as he slipped to 2-and-3 with the loss.
District 16 Senator Dan Lederman of Dakota Dunes has announced he is stepping down from the South Dakota legislature.
The public comment period for the proposed change in a controversial rule dealing with the amount of topsoil developers are required to return to a construction site will end Wednesday.
Nebraska senators are debating whether voters should be asked to make an adjustment to their term limits.
The leaders of Iowa's two major political parties will soon announce a plan for releasing timely, accurate electronic results of the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.