Twins catcher Joe Mauer still leads his position in the latest update for American League All-Star voting. Mauer leads Baltimore Orioles backstop Matt Wieters by just over 500-thousand votes. Former Twins outfielder Torii Hunter slipped from third in the outfield down to fourth. The All-Star Game is July 16th at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.
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.