Elena Tsemberis, Emma Axelrod and Sammi Siegel are longtime friends and 16-year-old juniors in their New Jersey high school's Civics and Government Institute, where they study history, citizenship and social change.
Updated: September 20, 2012, - 02:54 PM
More than 160 students from 60 countries are settling into Minnesota life as participants in the Youth For Understanding (YFU) high school exchange program.
Updated: September 15, 2012, - 07:20 PM
You could say that hairstylist Felicia Reed gave J.T. Taylor the kindest cut. After a trim, she spotted black specs on his scalp. A week later, a biopsy revealed it was skin cancer.
Updated: September 12, 2012, - 09:45 PM
Congress reconvened Monday with a host of issues likely to be loudly debated, from jobs to the environment to health care. Let's hope they raise their voices about violence, too.
Updated: September 10, 2012, - 08:13 PM
Fred de Sam Lazaro was flying home from the Philippines on Monday when he struck up a conversation with his seatmate. De Sam Lazaro, a "PBS NewsHour" correspondent, had been overseas researching projects on sex-trafficking and a Minnesota-based civilian peacekeeping force.
Updated: September 05, 2012, - 09:30 PM
My first thought after reading the news about Minnesota State University, Mankato football coach Todd Hoffner's felony child pornography charges was, "Dear God. Not again."
Updated: September 01, 2012, - 04:46 PM
Minneapolis bus ridership increased by a few thousand backpacks on Monday, with the launch of an ambitious program to get city high school students to class via public transportation instead of traditional yellow buses.
Updated: August 27, 2012, - 10:56 PM
It's a bold art show that willingly competes against the first weekend of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. But the LoLa Art Crawl, Aug. 25 and 26, across the Greater Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis, is nothing if not bold, billing itself as the biggest little art show in the state:
Updated: August 22, 2012, - 10:44 PM
Nancy Olson swam in the ocean on Friday and hiked to a mountaintop on Saturday. She's feeling good about her life, her family, her future.
Updated: August 20, 2012, - 02:17 PM