Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is optimistic that he’ll be able to play this week. Ponder suffered a shoulder injury in last Thursday’s 34-27 win over Washington. He says he’ll try and practice on Wednesday. The 2-and-7 Vikings play the 9-and-1 Seahawks on Sunday.
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.