Sasha Aslanian Feature Archive

The watchdog group Common Cause filed two complaints with the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board Wednesday against groups lobbying on behalf of the same-sex marriage ban amendment. (02/22/2012)
The Legislative Auditor says there are gaps in Minnesota's child protection system -- variations in how counties and some Indian tribes first respond to cases of alleged mistreatment of children. (02/22/2012)
A 7-year-old child in Montrose, Minn. was killed by an out-of-control motorist while waiting on the sidewalk for his school bus shortly after 8:00 a.m. Friday. (02/10/2012)
Federal statistics report that one in every three adolescent girls in the United States is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. (02/09/2012)
Political enthusiasm this year got voters down in the trenches in the suburban swing district of Eagan. (02/08/2012)
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, in Bloomington, promises to repeal President Barack Obama's signmature health care reform legislation, and launches a full-frontal attack on GOP front-runner Mitt Romney. (02/07/2012)
Minnesotans got their first look at who's trying to influence their vote this November on a constitutional ballot question defining marriage. (02/01/2012)
A non-profit that helped Minnesota's newest African immigrants is closing. (01/31/2012)
Rep. Michele Bachmann paid a surprise visit today to a group of pastors and state lawmakers working to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage. (01/27/2012)
Minnesota may step up its efforts against invasive Asian carp using Outdoor Heritage Funds, one of four legacy amendment funds. (01/26/2012)
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has revived a lawsuit that challenged the state's ban on same-sex marriage. (01/23/2012)
St. Paul police and a victim's family members are asking for the public's help in solving the city's only unsolved homicide from last year. (01/19/2012)
The group that pushed Minnesota to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's birthday as a statewide holiday finds itself in a difficult spot this year. (01/16/2012)
Xcel Energy's nearly four-year quest to add more capacity to its power grid in midtown Minneaplis took two steps forward Thursday. (01/12/2012)
About 2,300 Minnesota residents who received emergency medical assistance from a program of last resort have lost that coverage as of this week. The program paid for a variety of health care services including doctor visits, chemotherapy and dialysis. The reduction in services is an outcome of the budget deal that ended last summer's state government shutdown. (01/10/2012)