Laura Yuen Feature Archive

As Hennepin County pushes forward with what could be the fourth light rail spoke in the Twin Cities, Golden Valley is the only one of five cities touching the so-called Bottineau route preferred by planners take an official stance against it. (11/29/2012)
The St. Paul NAACP and community members from the Rondo neighborhood asked Judge Donovan Frank to halt the project, contending that light-rail planners were dragging their feet in completing a study that would analyze business impacts during construction. (11/28/2012)
A handful of St. Paul business owners went to court today to try to convince a federal judge that light-rail planners are taking too long to study how Central Corridor construction is affecting them. (11/19/2012)
Several city and school leaders said they want housing policies to support racially integrated schools. (11/15/2012)
The commercial street connecting St. Paul to Minneapolis is like your favorite bawdy relative: quirky, over-sized, and rough around the edges. A new documentary suggests the avenue's glorious early days could provide some clues as to what its future might be. (11/15/2012)
The political parties disagree over whether voters gave Democrats a mandate to govern -- or whether 2012 is another example of a fickle electorate looking for instant results from elected officials. In Minnesota the answers to those questions can be found in the city of Edina. (11/12/2012)
A leading opponent of the rejected constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman said Tuesday's election was a "historic day for Minnesota." (11/07/2012)
Minnesota' top election officials is reminding voters who will be out of their precinct Tuesday for Election Day that they can still vote by absentee ballot Monday. (11/05/2012)
A 513-page report that documents the criminal investigation into the state's Drug Recognition Evaluator program has been released this week because the case is now closed, without anyone being charged. (11/02/2012)
Alleged stalkers in Ramsey County could start wearing electronic-tracking devices as early as today. (11/01/2012)
The St. Paul NAACP and Central Corridor businesses are asking that the Metropolitan Council comply with a nearly two-year-old court order over the light rail project. (10/30/2012)
A woman pleaded guilty in federal court in St. Paul Tuesday to stealing federal money intended for victims of Hurricane Katrina. (10/30/2012)
Hennepin County prosecutors allege that a convicted murderer ordered the beatings of witnesses so they would recant their trial testimony against him. (10/29/2012)
A leading Muslim civil rights group says it welcomes a federal investigation into a Twin Cities suburb's rejection of a mosque proposal. (10/29/2012)
Four years after federal authorities in the Twin Cities began investigating homegrown recruitment for the terrorist group al-Shabab, at least two additional men slipped away to Somalia as recently as July. (10/26/2012)