The pain at the gas pump for Minnesotans is easing just a bit. Triple-A spokeswoman Gail Weinholzer says the prices started dropping when some of those refineries that were off-line for maintenance and repairs came back on line. And while the price decline is nice, the high prices still came at a bad time for Memorial Day holiday travelers.
U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.
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.