@16: Timberwolves power forward Thaddeus Young embraces new scenery, season

Having just finished a hard practice at his new team’s Lifetime Fitness facility inside the Target Center, seven-year NBA veteran Thaddeus Young knocks down jump shots with a broad smile spread across his face.

@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.

@16: Chris Coleman turns passion for St. Paul into productive tenure as mayor

The St. Paul mayor cruised to his recent re-election, but in his spare time, he prefers to cruise on his bike through the much beloved “city of neighborhoods.”

@16: Brother Ali talks rap roots and racial judgments

The prolific Minneapolis-based rapper is never at a loss for words. Whether converting to Islam or discovering hip-hop, life as a teenager shaped everything Ali stands for today.

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@16: On the cusp of stardom, local favorite Jeremy Messersmith keeps it minimal

Whether he’s playing the main stage at First Avenue or signing a deal with Glassnote Records, Jeremy Messersmith has made his mark in the Twin Cities. But he hasn’t let success go to his head.

@16: All eyes have been on Minnesota Lynx star Seimone Augustus from an early age

WNBA Finals MVP. Olympic Gold Medalist. What does the Minnesota Lynx star have left to accomplish? Talking with us, of course!

@16: Sondra Samuels' tough past guides her promising future

The head of Northside Achievement Zone reflects on her journey from underestimated teen to powerhouse social activist.

@16: Mayor R.T. Rybak talks teen years, social media and his 'dream job'

R.T. Rybak can’t imagine living anywhere but Minneapolis.

For him, there’s nothing better than looking out the window and marveling at the falling Minnesota snow. Yet as mayor of Minnesota’s largest city, he always has to wonder how the plows are doing.

@16: Vikings punter Chris Kluwe talks about life as a teen

Just a punter? Chris Kluwe opens up about football, gaming, gay rights and high school life in our first installment of @16.

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