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.
Minnesota legislative Democrats and Republicans continue to seek common ground as they work to balance the state budget for the next two years.
Emerald Ash Borer has been found in another Iowa County.
Nebraska lawmakers debated and passed a bill that would repeal the state's death penalty law.
Nebraska legislators have advanced a bill that would scrap mandatory minimum prison sentences and the habitual criminal statute.