Twins catcher Joe Mauer and pitcher Glen Perkins have been named to the American League All-Star Team. Mauer is hitting .314 with eight homers and 30 RBI in 80 games this season. Perkins is 1-and-0 with 20 saves and a 1.93 ERA in 33 games this year. The 2013 All-Star Game is July 16th at Citi Field in New York.
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.