ST. PAUL - Minnesota's poverty rate has shown slight improvement, but child poverty remains stubbornly high.
MADISON - If someone calls claiming to be a Wisconsin state patrol sergeant looking for money to repair a vehicle after a crash, don't believe them.
MADISON - Parents would only have to sign one concussion information sheet a year for their child who participates in competitive sports under a proposal in the Legislature.
MADISON - The majority of Wisconsin public schools and districts meet or exceed expectations as graded on report cards released by the Department of Public Instruction.
MADISON - Republican leaders have decided not to place a bill that would close off public access to a northern Wisconsin mine site on the Senate's floor agenda this week.
MADISON - A pair of Republican legislators have introduced a bill that would allow Wisconsin residents to purchase rifles and shotguns from dealers anywhere in the nation.
SUPERIOR - The timber company that owns most of the Douglas County land that burned in one of Wisconsin's largest forest fires says damage will exceed $1 million.
MADISON - Bills easing the way to open an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin were the most heavily lobbied measures in the first six months of the year.
MINNEAPOLIS - This week's update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that an area of severe drought in central Minnesota has expanded eastward into Wisconsin.
MADSION - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is looking to buy tree seeds from the public.