Sasha Aslanian Feature Archive

Lawmakers and state officials hope changes to Minnesota's Safe Haven law will prevent more newborn babies from being abandoned in unsafe conditions. (08/15/2012)
Mankato's city council on Monday evening went on record to oppose a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot that defines marriage as between one woman and one man. The council joins 11 other Minnesota cities that have approved resolutions opposing the amendment. No cities have voted to endorse the amendment. (08/13/2012)
The Minnesota State Lottery had a record year. Sales totaled $520 million in the year that ended June 30, topping last year's record by $16 million. For the past five years, lottery sales have been climbing, even as sales of other forms of gambling have gone down. (08/03/2012)
The state's largest non-profit serving the Hmong community today announced its opposition to the voter identification and marriage amendment proposals on the November ballot. (07/30/2012)
Sunday marks 100 days until the November election. Both sides in the campaign over the marriage amendment are in high gear. (07/29/2012)
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)