Joe Mauer and Glen Perkins will represent the Twins at tonight’s All-Star Game at Citi Field in New York. Mauer is the starting catcher and will bat eighth for the American League, which has lost three straight to the National League. The Twins will open the second half of the season on Friday at home against the Cleveland Indians.
U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.
The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.
Iowa Policy Project, written by Colin Gordon, finds that Iowa's wage structure is weak compared to the growing economy.
State Climatologist, Harry Hillaker, says the winters ahead could be colder than normal.