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.

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VIDEO: More food, less exercise cause Type 2 diabetes to rise among teens

Type 2 diabetes is a growing health concern in Minnesota and the nation. More and more, teens struggle with this form of diabetes.

Teen health stories - June journalism camp

ThreeSixty's Intermediate Journalism Camp investigates teen health

In June 2010, 13 teens from all corners of the Twin Cities arrived at the University of St. Thomas and spent two weeks living, learning and doing great journalism.

Seven students produced articles while six others produced videos. All their work addresses the topic of teens and health.

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Football player loses 135 lbs., tackles U.S. obesity trend

At a young age John Busch, 21, wanted to play fullback like his older brother Tom, but he was always put on the offensive line because he was overweight.

Busch, a senior at the University of St. Thomas, weighed about 200 pounds in 6th grade. He can’t remember a time when his eating habits were healthy.

Live from camp: Exercising more, exploring town and reporting my story

Today, I woke up to a cheery version of “Magic” by Selena Gomez. It was enchanting and gave me a lively boost not unlike my Mango-A-Go-Go smoothie I got this morning. Belinda and I actually woke up at 6:00 a.m. for a stimulating hour-and-a-half trek to the glorious Jamba Juice.

After yesterday’s seminar conducted by Cara McNulty, the Statewide Health Improvement Program manager, we were convinced to take on the challenge of thirty minutes of exercise per day.

Live from camp: Two days down, 10 more to go

Cheese and rice, it’s been a long two days. Not that anyone says it hasn’t been a fun long two days.


End-of-year picnic

Saturday, June 12, 2010
University of St. Thomas - corner of Cleveland Ave and Selby Ave (volleyball court)

To recognize and celebrate the work of our reporters who worked with us this year (August 2009 – June 2010).

End-of-year picnic

During the hot and sticky summers, Minnesotans love to eat ice cream! What is your favorite summer ice cream flavor?

Cookies and cream
Butter pecan

Ketchup is a vegetable, right?

Nice try. Ketchup does not count as a vegetable. Two courageous teens tracked their diets for three days in a food journal and turned them into a nutritionist to see how well they are eating.

Sinthia's food journal

I just noticed that I ate hamburgers at school more than twice in less than a week. That is so bad, but I think that I’m going to keep doing this (journal) because it helps me see how my nutrition is doing.

Jeremiah's food journal

Jeremiah, 15, of Minneapolis, has high blood pressure.


Special Project: Get the dish on nutrition

Only 1 in 10 high school students eats the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables daily.

Getting ready to launch!

As February rushes by, ThreeSixty staff members occupy every second getting prepared for the launch of our new website on March 1st.

Eating fries instead of fruit makes you age faster, and not in a good way

Our parents have been trying to make us eat vegetables and fruits since birth to try and keep us healthy, but as we grow into our pre-teen and teen years, our parents start to let us have more choices of our own. One of these is choosing what we eat. It seems teens prefer bad foods, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The fair for just $10

The first Saturday of the Minnesota State Fair, six ThreeSixty reporters spread out to investigate how to have the most fun at the fair for just $10 – not including the ticket price.

The reporters found lots of things to do with just $10, but also discovered some of the more popular activities and food at the fair were out of their price range.

Fair freebies come with a price

Finding free stuff at the Minnesota State Fair can be fun, but tiring. Walking through the fair you’ll find many booths of businesses that are mostly concerned with advertising — no stuff for sale on a stick. Most people would not look at them twice if they didn’t know they gave out free stuff. We were sent out into the fair to find all the free stuff we could, and this is our advice.

Fairgoers think pronto pups more than politics

As many teens enjoyed their last day of summer at the fair, it seemed that the Republican National Convention and the election were far from their minds.

Of the 10 teens interviewed at the Minnesota State Fair – mostly at the CNN Election Booth – the majority said they haven’t been following the Republican National Convention that opened in St. Paul on Monday.

Fast-food jobs aren't so easy

When teenagers think of summer jobs, they often think of getting a job at a fast food restaurant. Sound simple? Think again. Teens who have actually worked at a fast food place like Kentucky Fried Chicken or McDonald’s say it’s not as easy as it looks.

Candy store job is usually sweet

Chocolate, jumbo jaw breakers, caramel turtles, large gumballs, chocolate stars. All the aromas hit you as you walk into the small store.

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