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Sweet rewards: A job scooping ice cream taught one time-strapped teen valuable lessons

Thinking about a part-time job this summer? Veteran Izzy’s scooper/shift manager Simeon Lancaster has some helpful advice.

Getting technical: Teens sharpen skills at Genesys Works' summer training program

While some teens spent summer sleeping in or tanning at the lake, 200 students got ready for the real world thanks to Genesys Works.

Students rally at a protest for immigrant rights.

A DREAM come true: Executive order allows young, illegal immigrants to stay in U.S.

Victor, 18, was only four years old when his parents brought him into the United States illegally. He was far too young to have made that choice, which is why he approves of the Obama Administration’s new executive action, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Spoken word artist Lisa Brimmer makes a living from what she loves.

Living art: Dedication and second jobs support artists' careers

Bryan Nichols makes money performing and teaching jazz, a big change from his original plan to become a doctor.

Nik Johnson

Disappointed and anxious, young voters unlikely to show up in record numbers this fall

Frustrated by a weak job market and high college costs, many young voters are less excited about this year’s presidential election than they were in 2008.

How hard was it for you to find a job this summer?

Operation Job Search

“Knock, knock!”
“Who’s there?”
“Orange.”
“Orange who?”
“Orange you going to get a job?”

With summer just two months away, the dilemma of getting a job is at my doorsteps.

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Ryan Liestman plays piano in South America

Jonas Bros’ piano player shares secrets of his success

Many teens have a desire to be a rock-star: The fame, the screaming fans, and the tight leather pants are just some of the pluses that come with the rock-star dream.

Help us paint a digital portrait of MN teens

Teens are more than possible risk factors and test scores. In an effort to create a well-rounded picture of Minnesota teens today – what they think about, hope for, and how they communicate – ThreeSixty Journalism and the Minnesota Historical Society are calling teens to fill out an online survey.

Protestors renamed the government plaza the People's Plaza

Hundreds protest Wall Street, poor economy in downtown Minneapolis

Hundreds of people gathered this week in downtown Minneapolis to demonstrate against Wall Street and the economy in an ongoing and evolving protest.

Jeff poses with Bucky Badger, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's mascot.

A commencement speech from a guy who's been there, done that

Here are some hard lessons that no one told me when I went off to college. These are the biggest challenges I’ve faced since leaving home that pushed me to grow up and truly embrace independence.

David Gustafson helps a customer while working at Dairy Queen.

Too much work takes time away from school

On a recent work night, there weren’t enough people to close down the Dairy Queen store where I work, so I had to stay late and help out. But when you have two tests the next day and an hour of math homework on top of that, every minute counts.

Myron Medcalf speaks with students at Edison High School in Minneapolis.

No longer a knucklehead

When Myron Medcalf was a student reporter, he tried to get an interview with then-quarterback Duante Culpepper at the Minnesota Vikings training camp in Mankato. Sure, Culpepper told him, wait right here. So Medcalf waited. And waited. And waited.

Dymanh Chhoun

Not an academic superstar? College still an option

Dymanh Chhoun wasn’t an academic superstar in high school, and he also didn’t borrow a lot of money for college, but he’ll accomplish his dream this spring of graduating with a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Minnesota.

Girl overrun with input about her college decision

Not sure what you want to be? Research can help you decide.

Through research, Sinthia discovers a career choice she thought was the right one might not be for her.

Teens explore being a firefighter

Explore your future career, even firefighting

You can’t see. Your fireproof suit and protective gear feel heavier than ever on your back. All you can feel is the ground beneath you and your partner’s ankle that you’re holding. Forming a human chain with your three other partners, blinded by darkness, you proceed through a doorway and crawl to reach an unconscious victim.

Sharaya Jackson returned to high school this fall after dropping out

For the Marines, a GED isn't good enough

Sharaya Jackson, 19, dropped out half way through her senior year at Washburn High School in Minneapolis. She left home because of conflicts with her mother, and became homeless.

A young worker serves up a funnel cake at the Minnesota State Fair.

Competition increasing for state fair jobs

Ben Ihlenfeldt, 16, said he thought working at the Minnesota State Fair would be “a fun way to earn some money.”

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Tyler Otte of Dakota County poses with his Champion Black Angus

Teens sell livestock for thousands at state fair 4-H auction

On the first Saturday of the Minnesota State Fair, 18-year-old Tyler Otte’s champion Angus beef cattle earned him $5,600.

Vanessa Phillips, 17, got help finding her first job from a city program.

Demand increases for program that helps teens find jobs

When Vanessa Phillips, 17, was getting less and less hours at her job at Taco Bell, she started looking for a new one. She was surprised to find one within a month in this economy, and credits her success to a city funded program, STEP-UP, which helped her get her first job.

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