AP Top North Dakota Headlines at 5:03 a.m. CDT

North Dakota's average ACT score down, lower than nation's
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota's average composite score on the ACT college-entrance exam had a slight decrease this year compared to 2015....

Minnesota won't appeal ruling against clean energy law
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota officials have decided against appealing a federal appellate court's decision striking down part of a 2007 energy law aiming to curb coal power generation....

Volunteer firefighter in Jamestown retires after 50 years
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) -- The longest serving volunteer firefighter with the Jamestown Fire Department is retiring after 50 years of work....

Missing North Dakota man found dead after Montana crash
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Officials have identified a motorcyclist found dead in northeastern Montana as a North Dakota man who went missing in June....

Authorities identify victim in Bowman motel homicide
BOWMAN, N.D. (AP) -- Authorities in southwest North Dakota have identified the victim of a homicide that took place in Bowman over the weekend....