Laura Yuen

Laura Yuen

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
lyuen@mpr.org


Laura Yuen is a general assignment reporter covering the Twin Cities as part of MPR News' metro unit. Her radio series on young Somali-Americans, "Civil War Kids," won the national Society of Professional Journalists New America Award, which honors work that explores issues of importance to immigrant communities living in the U.S. Laura's stories have also earned national recognition from the Asian American Journalists Association and regional honors from the Radio Television Digital News Association. Laura joined MPR News in January 2008 after eight years of writing for daily newspapers, including the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader. She graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Laura has lived in Taiwan, backpacked through Asia, and reported on chicken farms in Arkansas. She's always up for a good story.

Laura Yuen Feature Archive

The Mall of America
Mall officials want to stop a protest against police brutality planned at the mall on Saturday. Organizers say they expect 2,000 people. (12/17/2014)
Mayor Jerry Faust
A settlement in a federal lawsuit allows a mosque to worship in part of the former Medtronic headquarters. Mayor Jerry Faust said the worshipers "will be accepted by this community." (12/16/2014)
In one case, a single mother said her former landlord subjected her to repeated sexual advances. Another tenant has accused her landlord of installing a secret camera in her bathroom. (12/11/2014)
The Hennepin County Attorney's Office charged 25-year-old Anthony Bowker, of Minneapolis, with second-degree murder Wednesday. (12/10/2014)
Some motorists think the multicolored noise barrier on Interstate 94 between Minneapolis and St. Paul looks like a throwback to the 1970s. (12/10/2014)
The city of Minneapolis has launched a new open-data portal, allowing the public to access raw government data online. (12/08/2014)
A Facebook exchange led a multi-racial coalition of young activists to shut down I-35W in the fight for racial justice. They said they "can't be quiet anymore." (12/05/2014)
A man is being treated for injuries after a confrontation Thursday with Medina police officers at a hotel in the far west metro. The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is investigating. (12/04/2014)
Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged a third person as part of an investigation into a possible pipeline between Minnesota and radical groups in Syria. (12/02/2014)
With a ruthless winter under way, the latest arrivals in Minnesota are learning to survive the arctic sting - from how to bundle up to using a thermostat. (12/02/2014)
U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said the 18-year-old and another man conspired to join the Islamic State "to engage in a campaign of terror in support of a violent ideology." (11/26/2014)
Two young Minnesotans face federal conspiracy charges tied to their alleged efforts to provide "material support" to the radical group Islamic State, also known as ISIS. (11/25/2014)
Students and activists across the state Tuesday protested the Missouri grand jury's decision. Rallies were peaceful, although a woman was hit by a car during a late afternoon rally in Minneapolis. (11/25/2014)
U.S. Attorney for Minnesota Andy Luger told about 50 community leaders Monday he wants to bolster youth and job-training programs and reduce extra security hassles many Muslims face while traveling through the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. (11/24/2014)
Mayor Chris Coleman invites civil rights leaders to discuss concerns about a civilian review board after it exonerated officers who arrested Christopher Lollie. (11/23/2014)