Laura Yuen Feature Archive

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)
Defense attorneys described Mahamud Said Omar as "a frightened little man" who was "not capable of running anything." But a federal jury in Minneapolis didn't buy it. Omar was guilty on five counts of aiding the extremist group al-Shabab with logistical and financial assistance. (10/18/2012)
A Minneapolis jury has found a Minnesota man guilty of helping the extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia with logistical and financial assistance. (10/18/2012)
Mahamud Said Omar may not have been the one who indoctrinated several young Twin Cities men to fight for a terrorist group, but he helped steer them into a deadly pipeline to Somalia, according to a federal prosecutor in closing arguments in Omar's terrorism trial Wednesday. (10/17/2012)
Some of the most incriminating evidence against a Minneapolis man accused of aiding a Somali terror group appears to have come from his own statements to the FBI. (10/16/2012)