Sasha Aslanian Feature Archive

Marriage amendment supporters in Minnesota are counting on strong support from the African-American community come Election Day, when they hope to change the state constitution so that it blocks same-sex marriage. (07/25/2012)
Opponents of a proposed constitutional amendment on marriage have widened their financial lead but supporters say they are confident the amendment will prevail anyway. (07/19/2012)
Groups on both sides of the debate over the marriage amendment in Minnesota have reported their early summer fundraising information to the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board. (07/18/2012)
The City of Minneapolis led population growth in the Twin Cities seven-county metro region last year. (07/16/2012)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has finalized plans for the state's first-ever wolf hunting season this fall and winter. (07/12/2012)
The issue of who should be able to marry divides families, churches, towns and political parties. That's evident on the Iron Range, a socially conservative DFL stronghold where both sides hope to win -- and where feelings about the amendment run deep. (06/29/2012)
With parts of northeastern Minnesota devastated by flooding following heavy rains on Wednesday, some are worried about how flood damage will affect the region's $800 million tourism industry. (06/22/2012)
Heavy storms this morning left about 55,000 customers without power in the eastern part of the Twin Cities, and another 15,000 without power in the west metro. (06/19/2012)
Summer vacation may have started for some kids, but school starts again today for other students in the Minneapolis and St. Paul public school systems. (06/18/2012)
The Ramsey County attorney has filed seven felony-level charges against a former employee of the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul in Minneapolis. (06/15/2012)
About 120 religious leaders of different faiths today announced the formation of Clergy United for All Families, which will work to defeat the marriage amendment on the November ballot. (06/07/2012)
More than a hundred religious leaders who oppose Minnesota's proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage will gather at a faith summit today in Minneapolis. (06/07/2012)
Ten t-shirts for sale on Target's retail website, featuring slogans like "Harmony," "Pride" and "Love is Love," are causing some disharmony: They're being sold as a fundraiser supporting a marriage equality group. (06/01/2012)
Local, state and federal law enforcement officials have some advice on keeping kids safe, shutting down demand for sex trafficking, particularly of underage girls, and driving it out of neighborhoods. (05/30/2012)
Prostitution has largely migrated from the streets to the Internet, making it difficult for law enforcement to curb illicit behavior. Officials in Minnesota say they're concerned that traffickers in underage prostitutes have gained access to countless customers who browse ads online. A federal office that fights human trafficking recently released the details of a closed case to shed light on how the buying and selling of minors can flourish in Minnesota. (05/30/2012)