Pitching was the top priority for the Twins in Thursday’s opening rounds of the major league draft. The Twins selected high school pitcher Kohl Stewart with the fourth overall pick in the 2013 MLB First Year Player Draft last night. The Twins also took LSU pitcher Ryan Eades 43rd overall in the second round. Rounds three-through-10 are today and rounds 11-through-40 will take place 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.