Laura Yuen Feature Archive

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)
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)