Laura Yuen Feature Archive

Pierre Collins is charged with killing his 10-year-old son, Barway Collins. His next court appearance is May 14. Bail has been set at $2 million. (04/15/2015)
Minneapolis police took up the pursuit after Hopkins police broke it off. (04/14/2015)
Three young men are among those from Minnesota who apparently tried to join the fight in Syria. Two were stopped; one made it, and lost his life. (03/25/2015)
Roughly 15 young people have left Minnesota to join the militant group ISIS in Syria. Their stories follow similar patterns: The suburban drifter or unassuming student becomes rapidly (and often quietly) radicalized and leaves Minnesota to join the ISIS extremists. (03/25/2015)
Abdullahi Yusuf, 18, faces up to 15 years in prison but is hoping for a reduced sentenced. Officials see him as a test case in rehabilitating radicalized youth. (02/26/2015)
After a purported al-Shabab video encouraged attacks against the Mall of America, Somali-Americans wondered how to respond. Some went to the mall. Others fear a backlash against their community. (02/23/2015)
Hamza Naj Ahmed, 19, is charged with trying to aid a foreign terrorist organization and conspiring to provide that support. (02/19/2015)
A pilot program to support Muslim communities is facing a backlash from some Muslim leaders. Some say U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger should leave the social work and fundraising to others. (02/18/2015)
Community leaders from the Twin Cities, Boston and Los Angeles will meet at a White House conference to discuss new ideas to prevent Americans from enlisting with ISIS and other organizations. (02/15/2015)
A Twin Cities judge has sent a terror suspect to a halfway house and counseling, not jail, pending trial. Counterterrorism experts are watching the experiment closely. (02/12/2015)
At a detention hearing Monday, prosecutors argued that Hamza Ahmed's tweets suggested he was willing to be a martyr and was therefore a danger to the community. (02/09/2015)
Federal authorities have charged a Minneapolis man with lying to federal agents during a terrorism investigation. They suspected he was headed to Syria. (02/05/2015)
A former Twin Cities man who joined a terror group in Somalia and later became a star federal witness will be released from prison Thursday. But he isn't a free man yet. (02/05/2015)
Guns on the street and encounters with violent, mentally ill and drug addicted people explain the uptick in St. Paul's officer-involved fatal shootings, Police Chief Thomas Smith says. (01/30/2015)
U.S. Attorney Andy Luger plans to create a program to prevent young people from becoming radicalized. But some Muslims worry that the effort by law enforcement aims to gather intelligence. (01/30/2015)