Sasha Aslanian Feature Archive

Minnesota law already prohibits gay marriage. But Catholic bishops have made passage of the amendment a top political priority this year, so much so that the Catholic Church is putting a great amount of money and prayer into the effort to pass the marriage amendment. (05/07/2012)
Hennepin County Courts are testing a program to help unmarried mothers and fathers raise and support their children together. The Co-Parent Court is the county's first problem-solving court in the family arena. (05/02/2012)
Republican lawmakers are criticizing Gov. Mark Dayton's veto of an immigration enforcement bill. The bill would have required the state to run names of new state employees through a federal database called E-Verify to check their work authorization in the United States. (04/24/2012)
Minnesota House votes in favor of a bill to change Minnesota's child custody laws. (04/18/2012)
Patients whose Emergency Medical Assistance benefits were cut back earlier this year may have their coverage restored under a settlement reached with the Department of Human Services. (04/17/2012)
Filing federal and state taxes can be complicated for many people. But for Eric and Andrew Ellingsen, tax time was particularly tricky and for the first time in their seven years together, they were able to file a joint tax return. (04/13/2012)
Faculty at one of Minnesota's law schools have voted to oppose a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage. (04/11/2012)
Opponents of legalized abortion are rallying outside the new headquarters of Planned Parenthood Minnesota in St. Paul. Several hundred people are attending the annual Good Friday protest today, which runs until 4 p.m. (04/06/2012)
A grand jury has indicted a Minneapolis teenager on first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy last summer. (04/03/2012)
The bike-sharing program Nice Ride Minnesota kicked off its new season Tuesday and announced plans to open 30 new stations this spring. (04/03/2012)
On Monday morning, members of the public will have access to information that could help them piece together their family's history. At 8 a.m., the federal government will unseal individual records from the 1940 U.S. Census -- 72 years after they were made. (04/02/2012)
While some inmates lose touch with their children on the outside, Leon Perry has long tried hard to be a parent -- no easy task for a man who can only talk to his children on the phone, or during an occasional visit. (03/27/2012)
Hundreds of Minnesotans with severe illnesses are wondering if they'll continue to receive outpatient medical treatment and prescriptions. (03/09/2012)
State lawmakers heard an assessment Thursday of how well Minnesota is responding to natural disasters. (03/08/2012)
Mohamed Alsadig, a 38-year-old Muslim man who hosts a popular soul radio show in Mankato, has an unusual following: inmates at the Federal Correctional Facility in Waseca, Minn. (03/07/2012)