Laura Yuen Feature Archive

Gopher fans will be able to drink beer and wine at the first home football game of the year at TCF Bank Stadium this weekend. (09/06/2012)
The Metropolitan Council is kicking off a series of community listening sessions this month as it creates a 10-year regional plan. The agency is taking resident input on how it can address changing economic, transit and housing needs of the region. (The Daily Circuit, 09/06/2012)
A 50-acre wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area near Ely is about 40 percent contained, but crews now have their hands full battling three new small fires in the area. (09/05/2012)
Today's refugees settling in Minnesota tend to have more complex health problems than before, according to the Minnesota Department of Health's Refugee Health Program. (09/04/2012)
As college students head back to school this week, a small incoming class at Augsburg College is trying to do it -- sober. The two dozen new students in the school's StepUP program have all struggled with substance abuse. (09/04/2012)
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)