Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner is the Big Ten Freshman of the Week. Leidner rushed for 151 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday’s 43-24 rout of San Jose State. He also was 5-of-12 for 71 yards as the Gophers improved to 4-and-0 on the season. Minnesota opens Big Ten play on Saturday at home against Iowa.
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.