Laura Yuen Feature Archive

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi plans to use a civil statute used to protect children from neglect to file no-contact orders against alleged sex traffickers. (08/09/2013)
Questions over how to make room for both light-rail and freight traffic along the proposed Southwest Corridor project could delay a key decision. (08/07/2013)
When many people think of adoption, they tend to focus on the adoptive parents and the baby they bring home. But less attention is paid to what becomes of those babies. Starting Monday, a new online magazine called Gazillion Voices aims to provide a voice for adult adoptees around the country. (08/05/2013)
Minnesota becomes the 12th state in the nation where same-sex marriage is legal starting at midnight. (07/31/2013)
Planners are trying to figure out how to fit light rail, freight rail, and biking trails all along pinch points between Minneapolis and St. Louis Park. (07/25/2013)
Minneapolis police are investigating an incident that left a 5-year-old boy in critical condition after he fell out of a fourth-floor window of an apartment complex Tuesday morning on the city's north side. (07/23/2013)
Minneapolis mayoral candidate Mark Andrew wants to double the number of trees planted in the city every year, in an effort to thwart the effects of an emerald ash borer epidemic. (07/22/2013)
Reporter Laura Yuen talked to Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson about the district's school suspension racial gap and what the district is doing to reduce overall suspensions. (04/11/2013)
The Minneapolis Public School District is making a concerted effort to tackle what it considers a pervasive problem. (04/11/2013)
A new national report is shedding light on the high suspension rates among students of color and special-needs children in Minnesota's largest school district. (04/10/2013)
As Minnesota wrestles with some of the worst academic achievement gaps in the nation between white kids and students of color, some teachers are questioning their own practices in the classroom. (03/20/2013)
Minnesota's stark unemployment gap between whites and racial minorities continues to vex civic leaders. In the Twin Cities, for example, blacks are more than three times as likely as whites to be unemployed. That disparity leads the U.S. among 25 large metro areas included in a national study published last year. Local nonprofit and business communities warn that the region's economy will suffer if the gap persists. (03/13/2013)
Supporters of early childhood education say that many children could benefit from programs like Bigelow Head Start in St. Paul and that this could finally be the year that Minnesota takes educating young children seriously. (03/04/2013)
The rate of children sent to juvenile detention facilities across the country for delinquent behavior has dropped off dramatically over the past decade, a new report says. (02/27/2013)
Two Twin Cities social-justice groups are pressing Target to fairly consider job applicants with criminal backgrounds. (02/20/2013)