Personal pride: Teens, same-sex parents reflect on historic fight for marriage equality

It didn’t matter that some couldn’t even vote yet. Young voices helped shape this year’s historic political battle to pass same sex marriage legislation in Minnesota.

Secret's out: Q&A with Richard Carlbom of Freedom to Marry

When Richard Carlbom gets married this month, it’ll be the culmination of everything he’s worked for in Minnesota.

Test of faith: Shift in beliefs led to affirmative yes vote for marriage amendment

As the same-sex marriage celebrations continue, one St. Thomas student reflects on her own beliefs—and how dedicating herself to religion may have changed her vote, but (hopefully) not her friendships.

Signs of domestic violence aren't always obvious, especially in teen relationships

A disturbing trend for domestic violence in the Twin Cities has claimed the lives of several young women. What should teens know about the warning signs in the same kind of unhealthy relationships?

One local Catholic family struggles with its beliefs about the marriage amendmen

Faith and justice: A Catholic family struggles with the marriage amendment

One local Catholic family struggles with its beliefs about the marriage amendment.

Lori Luchsinger and Karen Salmey

Gay marriage as a matter of fairness

For Lori Luchsinger and Karen Salmey, gaining the right to marry is simply a matter of fairness.

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Does race still matter?

In this collection of articles, Twin Cities teens describe how race affects them.

Illustration of a person named "opportunity" seeking only the Caucasian.

Knowing who I am

When friends assumed she was Caucasian, Sinthia thought hard about what it means to be Latina.

Searching for roots

Cut off from his Mexican ancestry, a teen wants to know more.

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Can’t you take a joke?

Recognizing racism in the jokes we tell and assumptions we make.

Aching for home

In this package of stories, ThreeSixty reporters bring you stories about the more than 2,000 teens estimated to be homeless on any given night in Minnesota.

ThreeSixty reporter Grace Pastoor

At 18, teens “age out” of foster care with no family to help

When a teen in foster care turns 18, the government support they receive while a minor ends. They often have minimal or no family support as they become adults. This means they must leave their foster or group home and provide for themselves.

Vang and her siblings slept on bunk beds at the shelter.

Being homeless is scary, but it made me stronger

Long before we moved into Mary’s Place, a shelter in Minneapolis, in January 2011, my family and I knew that we were going to lose our house in St. Paul.

Amolak Singh, Nova Classical Academy

Don't hate the turban, hate the violence

When Amolak was 8-years-old, he did something nice: He opened the door for an older white woman walking out of Café Latte. In return, she told him to go back to his country, which confused him because his country was America. Years later, Amolak thinks her ignorance is more than just hateful, it’s dangerous.

Emma Carew Grovum was adopted from Korea as an infant.

Life after meeting my biological family

After graduating high School, Emma Carew Grovum visited her Korean birth family in a series of hard, emotionally draining visits.

Emma Carew Grovum was adopted from Korea as an infant.

Coming Home a Stranger

Growing up as a Korean adoptee in a predominantly white suburb of Minneapolis, Emma Carew always felt out of place. A high school graduation trip to Korea connected her to the family and culture of her birth. Now as an adult, she’s found knowing her adopted family adds a complicated layer to her life.

Many adopted teens struggle to feel like they belong

My Real Family

Many adopted teens struggle to feel like they belong.


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.

New memorial fills void by honoring children lost before birth

When Anne Judine Knudsen, 56, saw the engraved names of her two babies lost through miscarriage on the “Unborn Memorial” wall in Delano, Minn., she cried.

No home sweet home

It Goes On

Last spring, a corny old sign hung on the front door of my house: “Home is where you hang your heart.” Well, I’d thought when my parents divorced, home sure isn’t here. And now, home is nowhere.

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