Laura Yuen Feature Archive

A new bill introduced this week in the state Senate would offer early learning scholarships to low-income families so they could send their 3- and 4-year-olds to quality preschool and child-care programs. (02/15/2013)
Officials at the Minnesota Zoo have set their sights on a group of endangered seals to replace the zoo's popular dolphin program. (02/13/2013)
The St. Paul Police Department is investigating another photograph purportedly showing one of its officers dressed like a Somali woman. (02/08/2013)
Six people filed a federal lawsuit today alleging law enforcement officers violated their civil rights by giving them large amounts of marijuana to get high. (02/01/2013)
For the second year in a row, the St. Paul Promise Neighborhood did not receive a coveted grant from the U.S. Department of Education. (01/31/2013)
On the eve of the long-delayed NHL season opener, we'll check in with Bob Kurtz, radio play-by-play announcer for the Minnesota Wild. (The Daily Circuit, 01/18/2013)
Somalia's new president on Friday will urge his Somali-born compatriots in Minneapolis to help rebuild their homeland. (01/18/2013)
Thieves would have a tougher time trading in stolen metal for cash under a new bill introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar. (01/16/2013)
A report from the Department of Public Safety outlinines a state task force's vision for treating and sheltering youth victims of sex trafficking. A panel of prosecutors, police, advocates and others is recommending a $13 million plan, and most of the money would go toward housing these kids. (01/16/2013)
The Department of Public Safety is releasing a report Tuesday outlining a state task force's vision for treating and sheltering youth victims of sex trafficking. (01/15/2013)
Nurse practitioner Laurel Edinburgh speaks to the link between runaways and child prostitution -- and what other communities across the state can learn from it. (01/11/2013)
Research shows that Minnesota girls who run from their homes are not only more vulnerable to being sold for sex; they also face a higher risk of being raped or sexually exploited in other ways. (01/11/2013)
Downtown St. Paul will look quite different next year, and that's not just because its sole department store will be gone. By 2014, Macy's will have disappeared, but downtown will see a new grocery store, light-rail trains, and the beginnings of a new ballpark. Yet some wonder if all these changes will truly revitalize the downtown's core. (01/04/2013)
As the case of an accidental shooting death of a 2-year-old boy rests in the hands of the Hennepin County Attorney, an MPR News analysis of state court data shows that prosecuting parents for leaving guns around kids is rare, but not unprecedented in Minnesota. (12/26/2012)
Early plans for what could be the Twin Cities' fourth light-rail transit spoke are moving ahead, with the blessing of the city of Golden Valley. (12/19/2012)