The Twins begin a three-game series against the New York Yankees tonight in the Bronx. It’s the final series before the All-Star break. Scott Diamond will take the mound for Minnesota. He is 5-and-8 with a 5.52 ERA in 16 starts. The Yankees will counter with Hiroki Kuroda, who is 7-and-6 with a 2.77 ERA.
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.