Laura Yuen Feature Archive

In the federal lawsuit, Peter Erlinder argues the college barred him from campus in 2012 and falsely claims he poses a threat to the school's dean. Erlinder says he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder following his imprisonment in Rwanda in 2010. (02/11/2014)
Several months of delay and additional study don't appear to have softened the positions of some Minneapolis residents who oppose the idea of running both light rail and freight trains in their cherished Kenilworth Corridor. (02/11/2014)
Prosecutors say a Minneapolis driver had a blood-alcohol level of more than three times the legal limit when he struck and killed a bicyclist Monday. (02/07/2014)
The Minnesota Department of Human Services began implementing changes to its system of providing payments to Minnesotans with disabilities to make amounts more equitable, but providers and families are struggling to come to terms with the proposed levels of funding (02/06/2014)
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has filed a lawsuit against a Minnesota firm that she contends fraudulently sold living trusts to senior citizens. (02/03/2014)
Major race-based differences are evident in almost every major disease condition in Minnesota. This Saturday the Minnesota Department of Health will deliver a report to the Legislature that underlines policies that routinely provide health advantages to white people while producing chronic disadvantages for people of color. (01/30/2014)
Before a news conference he held alongside Ramsey County Attorney John Choi on Wednesday morning, St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith sat down with reporters to discuss the progress of the police investigation into alleged clergy sexual abuse. "When I hear over and over again that 'mistakes have been made,' we need to know what those mistakes are," he said. (01/29/2014)
Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said multiple agencies analyzed disks copied from the Rev. Jonathan Shelley's computer and found insufficient evidence to press charges. (01/29/2014)
Two relief funds for the victims and their families have so far collected $25,000, but that is short of what organizers hoped to raise. (01/23/2014)
Internal financial reports show the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for years spent millions of dollars dealing with clergy misconduct. It created a system that allowed church leaders to remove priests accused of misconduct without attracting attention. But it also left the church vulnerable to embezzlement. (01/23/2014)
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)