Justin Morneau had two hits and an RBI as the Twins topped the Royals 3-1 in the opener of a four-game series at Target Field. Oswaldo Arcia and Pedro Florimon also plated a run each for Minnesota, which was coming off a 1-and-4 road trip. Samuel Deduno tossed seven innings of one-run ball to up his mark to 4-and-2. The series continues tonight.
Iowa's largest employee union is negotiating health insurance.
Iowans will see more state troopers on the road this weekend.
A University of Nebraska study considers the risks associated with weight and smoking.
Friday's game will continue to honor a hero from each state for acts of courage.