Laura Yuen Feature Archive

Somalia's new president on Friday will urge his Somali-born compatriots in Minneapolis to help rebuild their homeland. (01/18/2013)
Thieves would have a tougher time trading in stolen metal for cash under a new bill introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar. (01/16/2013)
A report from the Department of Public Safety outlinines a state task force's vision for treating and sheltering youth victims of sex trafficking. A panel of prosecutors, police, advocates and others is recommending a $13 million plan, and most of the money would go toward housing these kids. (01/16/2013)
The Department of Public Safety is releasing a report Tuesday outlining a state task force's vision for treating and sheltering youth victims of sex trafficking. (01/15/2013)
Nurse practitioner Laurel Edinburgh speaks to the link between runaways and child prostitution -- and what other communities across the state can learn from it. (01/11/2013)
Research shows that Minnesota girls who run from their homes are not only more vulnerable to being sold for sex; they also face a higher risk of being raped or sexually exploited in other ways. (01/11/2013)
Downtown St. Paul will look quite different next year, and that's not just because its sole department store will be gone. By 2014, Macy's will have disappeared, but downtown will see a new grocery store, light-rail trains, and the beginnings of a new ballpark. Yet some wonder if all these changes will truly revitalize the downtown's core. (01/04/2013)
As the case of an accidental shooting death of a 2-year-old boy rests in the hands of the Hennepin County Attorney, an MPR News analysis of state court data shows that prosecuting parents for leaving guns around kids is rare, but not unprecedented in Minnesota. (12/26/2012)
Early plans for what could be the Twin Cities' fourth light-rail transit spoke are moving ahead, with the blessing of the city of Golden Valley. (12/19/2012)
There will be no jail time for a St. Paul man whose toddler son was accidentally shot in the head. Instead, a judge ordered Lue Xiong Thursday to educate other parents about firearm safety. (12/13/2012)
Central Corridor light rail planners say the second year of construction on the line connecting St. Paul to Minneapolis went much smoother than the first. (12/12/2012)
The NHL lockout, now in its 83rd day, continues to distress St. Paul business owners. (12/07/2012)
The city is considering spending more than $1 million to fix its troubled crime lab. But questions remain about what the lab's future will look like. (12/05/2012)
As Minnesota prepares to overhaul its system for treating sex offenders, at least one key lawmaker supports newly recommended reforms. (12/04/2012)
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)