Laura Yuen Feature Archive

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)
High-definition surveillance cameras are just one security feature that light rail planners considered when designing the 18 new stops along the Central Corridor. (08/13/2012)
A small but growing Sikh community in the Twin Cities is opening its temple doors in the wake of the horrific shootings in Milwaukee. (08/07/2012)
Scientists with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency are taking water samples from the Minnesota River Friday to see if there's enough oxygen in the river to support aquatic life. (08/03/2012)
A Hennepin County District Court referee has ruled that same-sex partners have the right to inherit each other's assets. It could open the door for other Minnesota gay and lesbian couples to access additional benefits of marriage. (08/02/2012)
An on-again, off-again speech by Secretary of State Mark Ritchie at a Minneapolis Catholic church is off again. (08/01/2012)
Once regarded as one of the world's most dangerous cities, the Somali capital of Mogadishu is seeing a bit of a revival. Increased security has helped lure some young Somali-Americans to the city of their birth for the first time since civil war erupted 21 years ago. But the peace is fragile. (07/31/2012)
What do people who live and work in the Central Corridor think about light-rail construction? The most recent community reviews are in -- and again, they tell a tale of two contractors. (07/25/2012)
Some St. Paul businesses and property owners along the path of a future light-rail line say no one is taking responsibility for damage to their buildings. They claim Central Corridor construction has led to cracks in their foundations and flooding in their basements. (07/24/2012)
The St. Paul Fire Department will provide more details on Monday on a new basic transport service employed by young, diverse emergency medical technicians. (07/22/2012)
The Twin Cities suburbs are more diverse than you might think. A study released today shows communities in the first and second rings surrounding Minneapolis and St. Paul are seeing rapid changes in their racial makeup. (07/20/2012)