Laura Yuen Feature Archive

The $957 million project is on budget. Even though the line has not opened, the project has spurred about 100 development projects totaling a $1.7 billion investment along the corridor that have been built, planned or are under way, according to the Met Council. (01/22/2014)
The Council on Black Minnesotans is pushing to expand the department's duties. It also wants a constitutional amendment that would give the department free rein to enforce the state's human rights laws. (01/20/2014)
In addition to employment disparities, the report also notes discriminatory lending practices have shut out minority-owned businesses from obtaining loans. (01/17/2014)
"The cost of these [light rail] projects is prohibitive, unless you want to start excluding $125 million of very worthwhile projects elsewhere in the state," Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday. (01/15/2014)
Fire officials are continuing to investigate the cause of the fire, which destroyed the Otanga grocery and displaced residents from the apartment units above the store (01/14/2014)
A Minneapolis transgender woman who was imprisoned for killing a man who picked a fight with her was released Monday from a St. Cloud correctional facility. (01/13/2014)
The sentence of Otis Washington was the longest imposed on a sex-trafficking defendant in Minnesota history. (01/09/2014)
Cassim, a 29-year-old U.S. citizen and University of Minnesota graduate was jailed in April after creating a video poking fun of youth hip-hop culture in Dubai. (01/07/2014)
The head of the Metropolitan Council says she is "absolutely open" to routing Southwest light-rail trains through the Kenilworth Corridor in Minneapolis at ground level. (01/07/2014)
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has released the identity of a third man killed in a New Year's Day fire in Minneapolis. (01/06/2014)
Abdi Qobey was watching television in bed when the wall of his apartment suddenly flew over his head. He jumped from the second floor to escape. (01/03/2014)
"Today our task is to find people who are missing and unaccounted for," Hussein Ahmed, director of the West Bank Community Coalition said Thursday morning. (01/02/2014)
An explosion ripped through a three-story building in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis New Year's Day morning, igniting a three-alarm fire and sending more than a dozen people to area hospitals. (01/01/2014)
Even though the Green Line isn't scheduled to open until next year, test trains have already been doing practice runs into downtown St. Paul. Workers are running the trains in part to make sure they're adequately powered. (12/25/2013)
A new law that would restrict access to court records of teens charged with felonies was scheduled to kick in Jan. 1. But now there are questions as to whether it will go into effect. (12/25/2013)