Sasha Aslanian Feature Archive

After six failed attempts, a bill that would require dog and cat breeders in Minnesota to obtain licenses could begin to move through the Legislature this year, thanks to the efforts of animal welfare advocates who contend it is far too easy for breeders to peddle animals online. (04/15/2013)
The Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport is listing more than 150 flights cancelled so far today, and MnDOT is listing roads in hazardous condition from the South Dakota state line to Slayton and Marshall. (04/11/2013)
The number of Minnesotans with sexually transmitted diseases increased by 10 percent in 2012 compared to the year before, according to a new report from the state Health Department. (04/11/2013)
Ramsey County prosecutors have charged two St. Paul brothers, their uncles and a woman in connection with an alleged sex trafficking ring that involved at least 10 victims over several years. (04/10/2013)
The Sherburne County sheriff has released the cause of death of a mother and two children found dead in their home in Zimmerman over the weekend. (04/02/2013)
U.S. Sen. Al Franken and Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau highlighted the recent reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act during a Minneapolis news conference. (04/01/2013)
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will release an environmental assessment on Monday on a proposed high-speed passenger rail service between Minneapolis and Duluth. (03/18/2013)
The Basilica was decked out in papal colors, gold and white bunting hung from the entrance, and a flag with the pope's coat of arms was displayed near the pulpit. (03/14/2013)
A Minnesota House committee Wednesday evening approved a bill allowing illegal immigrants to get drivers licenses. (03/13/2013)
A bill aiming to boost Minnesota's adoption rate from foster care, currently the second-lowest in the nation, will get a Senate committee hearing Wednesday. (03/12/2013)
Community and religious leaders from north Minneapolis spoke out Tuesday against a proposed gun bill at the Capitol. (03/12/2013)
Several education groups today voiced support for Gov. Mark Dayton's budget which would increase funding for early childhood learning, all-day kindergarten and special education, among other priority areas. (03/11/2013)
Several Minnesota education groups made a push for Gov. Mark Dayton's education budget at the Capitol on Monday. (03/11/2013)
A wise friend points out that it's best to drop the kids at practice and go. Leave the coaching and competing to the coach and the kids. (The Daily Circuit, 03/11/2013)
Minnesota taxpayers are advised not to file using Turbo Tax or other products made by Intuit until the company fixes a number of problems, said the state Department of Revenue on Friday. (03/08/2013)