The Twins begin a 10-game homestand tonight against the Toronto Blue Jays at Target Field. Mike Pelfrey gets the ball for Minnesota. He is 5-and-10 with a 4.86 ERA in 25 starts this season. The Jays will counter with knuckle-baller R.A. Dickey, who is 11-and-12 with a 4.30 ERA.
It now costs Iowa grocery stores and other businesses more to accept payments through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
The head of the Iowa Lottery says his agency's move into a new building is still scheduled to happen before the end of the year.
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says many factors led him to choose state Senator John Nelson, an attorney from Omaha, as his lieutenant governor for the final three months of his administration.
Microsoft announced its new operating system to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8.