Luke Scott and Evan Longoria hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning to break up a 1-1 game as the Rays beat the Twins 4-3 at Tropicana Field. Mike Pelfrey allowed three runs in six frames to fall to 4-and-7 for Minnesota. Jamie Carroll had an RBI single in the sixth and Joe Mauer singled in two in the eighth for the Twins, who have dropped 11 of their last 12.
José-Marie Griffiths, vice president for academic affairs at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., will become the 23rd president of Dakota State University.
Nebraska State Senators have advanced legislation that is written to provide for a production tax credit for wind farms and solar projects.
A group of Senators is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to maintain a strong Renewable Fuel Standard.
Iowa Farm Bureau members are hoping that Trade Promotion Authority legislation receives full approval from both the House and Senate.