Rookie Justin Fontaine recorded his first career hat trick as the Wild cruised past the Coyotes 4-1 at Jobing.com Arena. Kyle Brodziak tallied a goal and an assist for Minnesota, which has won four in-a-row on the heels of a six-game losing streak. Niklas Backstrom kicked aside 39 of the 40 shots he faced in the victory. The Wild host Colorado tomorrow.
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.