The Twins open up a four-game series against the New York Yankees tonight at Target Field. Scott Diamond will take the mound for Minnesota. He is 5-and-7 with a 5.40 ERA in 14 starts this season. The Yanks will counter with veteran lefty Andy Pettitte, who is 5-and-6 with a 4.22 ERA.
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.