People & Places

Breakthrough Twin Cities: For those who commit, a leg up toward college

Decorated lockers and floors, sparkling with glitter, greet visitors to Breakthrough Twin Cities. Newcomers instantly feel welcome.

Brotherhood Inc: Between troubled pasts and brighter future, a little coffee

Located in the Frogtown neighborhood of St. Paul, Brotherhood Inc. gives African American men a chance to change the direction of their lives. And there’s always something brewing — namely, coffee.

Family Tree Clinic: Talking about sex? They're making it easier

Sex is an awkward subject. True, the dreaded “talk” is something neither a parent nor child wants to deal with. But it’s a whole lot easier to discuss with a friend.

BrandLab: Opening up the marketing industry to fresh views

Wa Yang showed zero interest in anything related to school. The 16-year-old from Harding High School often skipped class, drawing the attention of truancy officers. Then came BrandLab.

Bolder Options: Former Gopher gets kids moving toward better health

Darrell Thompson has few doubts that he’s running one of the best youth mentoring programs in the United States. Now, he wants to make it better.

Minnesota Twins executive Kate Townley mines the minors for future fortunes

Meet Kate Townley, senior manager of Minor League administration for the Twins — and one of only a few women in Major League Baseball to hold an operations position.

Flying solo: Laura Sobiech reflects on her new memoir, life without son Zach

Laura Sobiech’s book isn’t just a story about her son’s battle with terminal cancer. It’s about the value of life, and living each day like it’s the last.

So, you want to be a music writer? Shadowing Andrea Swensson at 89.3 The Current

On Friday, ThreeSixty intern Madie Ley hung out at The Current with local music writer Andrea Swensson. Oh, and she saw the New Pornographers play a few tunes, too.

@16: Minneapolis musician/author Dessa showcases her creativity on multiple fronts

She’s a local star with many titles — musician, rapper, author, poet, public speaker — but Minnesotans recognize her by just one name.

ThreeSixty HotSeat: Ruben Rosario, Pioneer Press

Ruben Rosario doesn’t pull any punches about his column writing. Nope. He writes for “the underdogs, the average Joes, the working class people.”

Camp snapshots: Public relations with David Hlavac of Bellmont Partners

When public relations expert David Hlavac came into a classroom of 14 high school students and said, “Raise your hand if you know what public relations is,” only two people did so.

ThreeSixty HotSeat: Ben Garvin, Pioneer Press

When Ben Garvin says “I’ve seen it all,” it really means something.

ThreeSixty HotSeat: Master Tesfatsion, Star Tribune

If you think it’s common for a 23-year-old to cover the NFL for the biggest newspaper in his or her state, think again.

ThreeSixty HotSeat: Laura Yuen, Minnesota Public Radio

Laura Yuen’s journalism career started with simple curiosity — about Smashing Pumpkins.

ThreeSixty HotSeat: Jess Fleming, Pioneer Press

For Pioneer Press food critic Jess Fleming, a realistic attitude about trying new and unique dishes carries her through the workday.

Camp snapshots: ThreeSixty welcomes Alejandra Matos

Texas native Alejandra Matos is coaching two campers about the finer points of journalism this week. What does the young Star Tribune reporter love about her job?

Camp snapshots: ThreeSixty welcomes Brandt Williams

A veteran of the Twin Cities police and community beat, Brandt Williams is coaching two campers about the finer points of journalism this week. What are his favorite lessons from an award-winning journalism career?

Mu Performing Arts gives local Asian American actors a voice

When an opportunity didn’t exist for Asian Americans to invest in local theater, Mu Performing Arts created a community to be proud of.

Atheist profile: Alex Wick

Just because Alex Wick was born into a household with atheist parents didn’t mean he had to become one.

Unitarian profile: Laura Christenson

With an atheist father, Buddhist stepmom, Unitarian mom and Christian grandparents, Laura Christenson could have picked from an assortment of religions. She decided to become a devout Unitarian.

Syndicate content