Minnesota http://www.kunc.org en Why Those Tiny Microbeads In Soap May Pose Problem For Great Lakes http://www.kunc.org/post/why-those-tiny-microbeads-soap-may-pose-problem-great-lakes From the shoreline at North Avenue Beach in Chicago, the blue water of Lake Michigan stretches as far as the eye can see. Wed, 21 May 2014 12:06:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 56793 at http://www.kunc.org Why Those Tiny Microbeads In Soap May Pose Problem For Great Lakes Poll: Yes To Medical Marijuana, Not So Much For Recreational Pot http://www.kunc.org/post/poll-yes-medical-marijuana-not-so-much-recreational-pot Minnesota has become the 22nd state to loosen restrictions on use of marijuana, with its legislature approving the sale and use of medical marijuana on May 15. Other states, including Florida, are considering similar measures.<p>These changes are happening fast, and we were wondering how people feel about this seemingly inexorable push to decriminalize pot, so we asked, in the latest NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll.<p>Most people said that allowing use of marijuana for medical purposes is a good idea, with 78 percent saying they're in favor of that. Tue, 20 May 2014 17:24:00 +0000 56752 at http://www.kunc.org Poll: Yes To Medical Marijuana, Not So Much For Recreational Pot HealthCare.Gov Woes Frustrate Last-Minute Shoppers And Helpers http://www.kunc.org/post/healthcaregov-woes-frustrate-last-minute-shoppers-and-helpers Last-minute health insurance shoppers turned up in record numbers Monday, both online and in person at clinics, county health departments and libraries. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 55084 at http://www.kunc.org HealthCare.Gov Woes Frustrate Last-Minute Shoppers And Helpers With An Urban Face-Lift, Vintage Bike Polo Picks Up Speed http://www.kunc.org/post/urban-face-lift-vintage-bike-polo-picks-speed Several vintage sports have seen resurgence among young people lately: roller derby, kickball and even <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/08/10/209572670/bocce-ball-from-old-world-sport-to-new-school-phenomenon">bocce ball</a>. But one century-old sport hasn't just found new fans; it's getting an urban makeover.<p>Welcome to hardcourt bike polo. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 07:04:00 +0000 Hilary Stohs-Krause 48597 at http://www.kunc.org With An Urban Face-Lift, Vintage Bike Polo Picks Up Speed 3 Winning Powerball Tickets Sold: 2 In N.J., 1 In Minnesota http://www.kunc.org/post/3-winning-powerball-tickets-sold-2-nj-1-minnesota If you haven't gotten in touch recently with relatives in New Jersey and Minnesota, this might a good time to check on how they're doing.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=210056143" target="_blank">Three winning tickets</a> for the Powerball lottery's latest big jackpot — $448.4 million — were sold. One was purchased at a still-unknown location in Minnesota. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 10:44:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 48090 at http://www.kunc.org 3 Winning Powerball Tickets Sold: 2 In N.J., 1 In Minnesota