The Twins and Pirates have swapped pitchers. The Twins acquired pitcher Kris Johnson from the Bucs on Tuesday in exchange for hurler Duke Welker. Johnson made his big league debut in 2013 with Pittsburgh, going 0-and-2 with a 6.10 ERA in four games including one start. Welker appeared in his first two career games last season for Pittsburgh and did not allow a run in one-and-a-third innings of work. He came to the Twins organization in the Justin Morneau trade.
The Hartington-Newcastle district is gearing up for classes to begin today.
The Argosy Riverboat Casino is officially closed to make way for a new Hard Rock Casino in Sioux City.
Senator Deb Fischer supports an agreement created between Senate and House negotiators.
The USDA hopes reforms to decades-old processes for inspecting poultry facilities will cut down on foodborne illnesses.