Laura Yuen Feature Archive

Light rail planners with the Metropolitan Council are recommending keeping freight trains in the narrow Kenilworth corridor in Minneapolis and burying trains in shallow tunnels as part of the Southwest light rail route. (03/31/2014)
This week's sale of a small bank that helps Liberians build wealth in their country was a match made in Minnesota. (03/29/2014)
Close to a dozen school children drowned across the country over the past few years, and their deaths have been heartbreakingly similar. Most were immigrant children who did not know how to swim, and no lifeguard was on duty. (03/26/2014)
The new timeline accounts for delays in planning the passenger service from Minneapolis to Eden Prairie, officials said Wednesday. (03/26/2014)
The health department's report found that structurally racist government rules and policies were partly to blame for health disparities between whites and people of color in Minnesota. (03/21/2014)
Inmates can wear a jail-issued hijab, the Muslim headscarf, or other religious headwear as long as there's no threat to safety and security, Sheriff Rich Stanek said Thursday. The jail also will issue yarmulkes and kufi hats. (03/20/2014)
The latest idea from planners is to bury the passenger trains underneath a scenic water channel that connects Cedar Lake to Lake of the Isles. (03/12/2014)
Lawmakers who chair the capital investment committees in both the House and Senate support the $100 million investment. But Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed $50 million in spending on affordable housing. (03/06/2014)
"We're gathering in this place to affirm the reality that racial justice is not a fringe issue. It's not a special interest. It's at the core of who we are," Brother Ali said. (03/05/2014)
By a unanimous vote, the council passed a resolution that opposes a plan to bury light rail trains in shallow tunnels along the Kenilworth Corridor. Council members approved it even though Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin reminded them that the $1.5 billion project was at a delicate moment. (03/05/2014)
Fred Pritzker, an attorney representing the family, is questioning whether the 12-year-old, who did not know how to swim, was properly supervised in the gym class. There were as many as 30 seventh-graders in the class, he said. (03/03/2014)
It's not every day the Hennepin County Attorney sounds more like an arts patron than a prosecutor as he promotes an upcoming play. (02/28/2014)
Research shows eating disorders affect about 6 percent of American women, but the rate is more than three times higher for people who compete at the most elite levels of dance and similar activities, such as figure skating and gymnastics. (02/27/2014)
The trial runs are intended to familiarize the operators with the route and stations, and they may happen anytime and any day of the week. In April, Metro Transit will phase into its regular-service schedule to prepare for the June 14 opening. (02/24/2014)
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges has asked Police Chief Janee Harteau to transfer the investigation to avoid any perception of potential conflict of interest. (02/21/2014)