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.
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.