Photo by Henry Burrows via Flickr “Parents who think their children don’t pay attention can take heart. They’re doing their best to emulate your bad TV-watching habits,” writes NPR’s Nancy Shute. Parents have been told repeatedly that setting rules and banning TVs in children’s bedrooms will help limit TV time. But those much-researched and oft-touted Read more

“The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin is reverberating far beyond Florida, writes NPR’s Karen Grigsby Bates. “On Sunday, President Obama acknowledged the strong passions the verdict has incited. He asked Americans ‘to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son.’” Many people are Read more Minnesota’s wolf population has dropped by about 24 percent since 2008, according to new survey numbers released Tuesday by the state Department of Natural Resources, writes MPR News reporter Elizabeth Dunbar. The new numbers likely mean fewer wolves will be allowed to be killed during the next hunting season this fall and winter, said Read more

Minnesotans rejected a proposed constitutional amendment last fall that would have required voters in future elections to produce photo identification before casting a ballot. But, MPR News reporter Tim Pugmire writes that a photo identification requirement to vote in Minnesota could again surface as a newly-formed state task force launches a study of electronic poll Read more