Eric Hosmer’s ninth inning solo homer held up as the Royals outslugged the Twins 9-8 at Target Field. David Lough hit a solo shot in the eighth to break a seven-all tie. Trevor Plouffe hit a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth to pull Minnesota within one. Justin Morneau and Clete Thomas both hit two-run homers for the Twins, who have dropped four-of-six. Jared Burton fell to 1-and-5 with the loss.
District 16 Senator Dan Lederman of Dakota Dunes has announced he is stepping down from the South Dakota legislature.
The public comment period for the proposed change in a controversial rule dealing with the amount of topsoil developers are required to return to a construction site will end Wednesday.
Nebraska senators are debating whether voters should be asked to make an adjustment to their term limits.
The leaders of Iowa's two major political parties will soon announce a plan for releasing timely, accurate electronic results of the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.