Laura Yuen Feature Archive

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)
The Ka Joog nonprofit run by young Somali-Americans from the Twin Cities will receive a community leadership award today from the Minneapolis office of the FBI. (10/24/2012)