Sasha Aslanian Feature Archive

The State High School League wants to give transgender students a chance to compete in sports while protecting their privacy. The Minnesota Child Protection League bought a full-page ad in the Star Tribune to object. (09/29/2014)
The research analyzed the locations of victims, pimps and buyers and tracked how and where victims were recruited and sold. (09/10/2014)
Virginia Wolf and Carol Schumacher have been a couple since 1975. As much as the women wanted to celebrate Thursday's appeals court ruling that declared Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, they couldn't help but think how far they've come -- and how far they have to go. (09/05/2014)
Football and hockey drive concussion rates among Minnesota high school athletes, state officials said as they rolled out new data. Girls experienced higher rates of concussions. (09/04/2014)
The state's online health insurance marketplace is gearing up for the next open enrollment period by asking a diverse group of organizations to help Minnesotans find insurance. (09/02/2014)
Old wooden barns are disappearing from Minnesota's landscape, but Friends of Minnesota Barns are helping people to preserve or repurpose them. (08/28/2014)
The owners of a lodge in central Minnesota have agreed to pick up the tab for the wedding and reception of a same-sex couple they initially turned away. (08/22/2014)
U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman Ken McGraw confirmed the Florida-based command has "elements training in the vicinity of St. Paul." (08/19/2014)
At St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, more than 5,000 people, many of them law enforcement officers, came to say farewell. (08/06/2014)
Rep. Keith Ellison said Minnesota "has capacity" to take in some of the estimated 60,000 unaccompanied immigrant children coming to the U.S. this year. (The Daily Circuit, 07/24/2014)
The International Institute of Minnesota, which has done refugee resettlement work with immigrant groups for decades, has reunited seven children ages 6 to 17 with family members in Minnesota since last October. (07/22/2014)
A report on the well-being of children ranks Minnesota 5th overall in the nation. But the report found the state also has some of the worst disparities in the country. (07/22/2014)
When clergy sex abuse threatened to become a scandal in the Twin Cities, the archbishop in charge covered it up. So did the next archbishop, and the next. (07/14/2014)
Ramsey County Judge John Van de North ordered a former Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis vicar general, the Rev. Kevin McDonough, to sit for another deposition in a clergy sexual abuse case. (06/25/2014)
The four-hour deposition of Nienstedt ended heatedly after attorney Jeff Anderson, who represents a man who says he was sexually abused by the Rev. Thomas Adamson in the 1970s, asked the archbishop to turn over files of offending priests to law enforcement. (04/02/2014)