Laura Yuen Feature Archive

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)
The string of dolphin deaths at the zoo has become a flashpoint for a broader debate about keeping dolphins in captivity. Zoo officials were worried about the fatalities and the public heat surrounding them, according to emails and other documents. (07/16/2012)
The zoo is still figuring out how far $4 million in state bonding money will go toward renovating its popular Discovery Bay aquarium. (07/11/2012)
One firefighter was injured after a string of explosions set off a towering fire Friday night in a south Minneapolis neighborhood. (06/30/2012)
Hundreds of conservative Christians are attending a national conference in the Twin Cities to discuss how to reconcile their faith with same-sex attraction. (06/28/2012)
The Supreme Court has upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The court handed Obama a campaign-season victory in rejecting arguments that Congress went too far in requiring most Americans to have health insurance or pay a penalty. (The Daily Circuit, 06/27/2012)
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety suspended a drug training program last month amid dramatic allegations that officers taking the class were supplying young people with illegal drugs. (06/22/2012)
Twin Cities transit riders can weigh in on proposed changes to bus service at public meetings that begin this week. The changes would go into effect when the Central Corridor light rail line, the so-called Green Line, opens in 2014. (06/18/2012)
Payments have all but dried up for a little-known fund intended to expand wireless online access in Minneapolis to help low-income people, seniors, displaced workers, and others harness the power of the Internet. (06/04/2012)
The roughly $4-million addition to the city's Fogerty Arena is expected to help meet demand for year-round ice, as popularity in the sport rises. (05/31/2012)
As the number of breweries continues to multiply in Minneapolis, only one beer-maker in St. Paul -- the pioneering Summit -- has taken advantage of Minnesota's one-year-old taproom law. But a husband-and-wife team from St. Paul plans to change that. (05/29/2012)
Residents near the Central Corridor light rail line are invited to provide feedback on what it's like to walk to the future stations. (05/28/2012)