Sasha Aslanian Feature Archive

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)
Walker Community United Methodist Church was destroyed by fire Sunday night, and wrecking crews tore down what was left of its weakened walls on Monday. Five Methodist congregations and one Jewish synagogue have offered space to the homeless congregation. (05/28/2012)
Gov. Mark Dayton today vetoed a bill to change parenting time in child custody cases by increasing the minimum amount of time each parent would spend with the child from 25 percent to 35 percent. (05/24/2012)
A group of 80 former Catholic priests on Thursday announced their opposition to the constitutional marriage amendment. Also coming forward to oppose the amendment were three retired priests who are still part of the church. (05/17/2012)
More than 50 arts organizations say they oppose a proposed state constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between one man and one woman. (05/14/2012)