ST. PAUL - Minnesota retains its top spot among states on the ACT college entrance exam. High school seniors scored 22.9 out of a possible 36 on the ACT, ranking the state first among states in which at least half of graduates took the exam.
CASS LAKE - This year's United States Capitol Christmas tree is selected and will be cut from the Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota this fall.
DULUTH- Another new social media challenge is taking the internet by storm.
FERGUSON, Mo. AP - County police in riot gear and armored tanks gave way to state troopers walking side-by-side with thousands of protesters as the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot by a city police officer overwhelmingly avoided violence Thursday after nearly a week of unrest.
OLYMPIA - Washington State Patrol detectives say they've gotten what they think is a credible tip that a self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing at least two girls at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota has been seen in Raymond, near the Washington coast.
MINNEAPOLIS - Former owner of the Last Place on Earth Jim Carlson will be spending a long time behind bars.
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - Sheriff's officials say Robin Williams' personal assistant found him with a belt around his neck at his San Francisco Bay Area home.
MARIN CO. - (CNN) Comedic actor Robin Williams died at his Northern California home Monday, law enforcement officials said. Williams was 63.
DULUTH - After winning a nationwide contest Duluth is now on ther
front cover of Outside magazine.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Former Wisconsin coach Jeff Sauer and one of his old players, Brian Rafalski, will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.