Laura Yuen Feature Archive

Idris Ibrahim Fahra, Andrew Kayachith and Yassin Abdirahman Yusuf were found guilty of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of children. (05/04/2012)
The Minnesota State Patrol is denying allegations that officers were supplying drugs to young people in downtown Minneapolis. (05/03/2012)
The murder trial of Chrishaun "CeCe" ended abruptly with a last-minute plea deal Wednesday. The LGBT community rallied around the transgender woman who claimed she was the victim of a hate crime. The case may be done, but the issue isn't going away. (05/03/2012)
A transgender woman who became a cause celebre for the LGBT community pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree manslaughter. (05/02/2012)
rganizers of Saturday night's mixed-martial arts Cage Fighting Xtreme event at the Target Center say the lineup features the largest contingent of Minnesota fighters ever to compete at the same event. (04/28/2012)
A man who was killed outside a Minneapolis bar last summer had a tattoo of a swastika on his chest. The defense in a murder trial argues the tattoo is relevant because it symbolizes the victim's hatred of people who are different. (04/27/2012)
Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan announced today he will not seek a third term as police chief and will retire at the end of this year. (04/25/2012)
Negative equity is not a problem in itself, unless you intend to sell your house. (04/25/2012)
Falling home prices mean many homeowners in their 30s now owe tens of thousands of dollars more than what their houses are worth. As they ponder their choices, they're sinking under the weight of so-called negative equity. (04/25/2012)
Some St. Paul community members are criticizing a decision by Central Corridor light-rail planners to award a large bonus to one of the general contractors. (04/20/2012)
Today is graduation day for the fifth class of St. Paul's Emergency Medical Services Academy. Most are students of color. The city program was created to diversify the pipeline of emergency medical technicians in Minnesota, where the field remains largely the province of white men. (04/16/2012)
Nearly a year after a tornado destroyed about 6,000 trees in north Minneapolis, forestry crews are beginning the task of replacing them. (04/09/2012)
Just as opening arguments are scheduled to begin in a case accusing Twin Cities gangs of prostituting young girls, the credibility of one of the alleged victims has come under dispute. (04/08/2012)
Every sign of winter's end carries significance for Terry Strack and his wife, Cynthia Smith-Strack, because they know it will likely be their last spring together. (03/30/2012)
An FBI agent testified in federal court Wednesday that a former Minneapolis man accused of financing the travels of al-Shabab recruits was treated fairly during questioning. (03/21/2012)