Laura Yuen Feature Archive

Mahamud Said Omar, a former janitor at a Minneapolis mosque, is charged with facilitating a second wave of young Twin Cities men who traveled to Somalia in 2008 to join the extremist group. (10/01/2012)
University Avenue is getting a mini-makeover, and not just the billion-dollar light-rail project that's currently under construction. The subtler transformations are taking shape inside some of the small businesses along this dense urban street in St. Paul. (09/26/2012)
The Hennepin County Attorney's Office has decided not to file any charges against officers involved in a now-suspended drug training program run by the State Patrol. (09/21/2012)
After several years of recessionary declines, Minnesota's economy began to stabilize last year, according to new survey data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. (09/20/2012)
The Minnesota State Patrol sergeant at the helm of a suspended drug training program has a documented track record of unprofessionalism. (09/19/2012)
Gopher fans will be able to drink beer and wine at the first home football game of the year at TCF Bank Stadium this weekend. (09/06/2012)
The Metropolitan Council is kicking off a series of community listening sessions this month as it creates a 10-year regional plan. The agency is taking resident input on how it can address changing economic, transit and housing needs of the region. (The Daily Circuit, 09/06/2012)
A 50-acre wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area near Ely is about 40 percent contained, but crews now have their hands full battling three new small fires in the area. (09/05/2012)
Today's refugees settling in Minnesota tend to have more complex health problems than before, according to the Minnesota Department of Health's Refugee Health Program. (09/04/2012)
As college students head back to school this week, a small incoming class at Augsburg College is trying to do it -- sober. The two dozen new students in the school's StepUP program have all struggled with substance abuse. (09/04/2012)
Light rail planners say students heading back to class at the University of Minnesota this week should be able to get around campus despite ongoing construction on the Central Corridor project. (09/03/2012)
After much time thinking, university professor Ahmed Samatar has decided to act, leaving his ivory tower for an unusual assignment: He's running for president of Somalia. (08/29/2012)
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is expected in Minneapolis Wednesday to announce that the Minnesota Twins will indeed host the All-Star Game in 2014. (08/27/2012)
Law enforcement officials are taking the unique step of training hotel employees to spot signs of trafficking at their places of businesses. And they're turning to the prominent Carlson hospitality company to help lead the way. (08/24/2012)
May Township will likely repeal an ordinance that imposed restrictions on vegetable growers in the area. (08/20/2012)