Timberwolves forward Andrei Kirilenko is reportedly opting out of the final year of his contract. The “Star-Tribune” reports Kirilenko turned down a 10.2-million-dollar option for next season. He signed a two-year, 20-million-dollar deal last summer. The 32-year-old averaged 12.4 points and 5.7 rebounds in his only season with the T’wolves.
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.