Laura Yuen Feature Archive

Minnesota Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles said it was important for his office to examine whether the state is fulfilling a constitutional requirement to deliver adequate health care to inmates, who typically are sicker than the average population. (02/20/2014)
As three investigations seek to determine what caused the fracas, a complaint has been filed against newly elected City Council Member Abdi Warsame, who one woman said warned a colleague to stop her from going to the caucus. (02/19/2014)
DFL officials will hold a make-up caucus meeting tonight at the University of Minnesota. The caucus never adjourned two weeks ago in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood in Minneapolis because of a physical altercation. (02/19/2014)
An MPR News investigation found the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has dealt with allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse involving at least 70 clergy members since 1950 -- nearly double the church's official count. (02/19/2014)
An MPR News investigation found the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has dealt with allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse involving at least 70 clergy members since 1950 -- nearly double the church's official count. Explore an interactive database with details of the allegations against those priests, deacons and monks, along with the locations of their service and their current status. (02/19/2014)
University Avenue in St. Paul could get yet another makeover -- this time, as a two-lane street. (02/14/2014)
In the federal lawsuit, Peter Erlinder argues the college barred him from campus in 2012 and falsely claims he poses a threat to the school's dean. Erlinder says he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder following his imprisonment in Rwanda in 2010. (02/11/2014)
Several months of delay and additional study don't appear to have softened the positions of some Minneapolis residents who oppose the idea of running both light rail and freight trains in their cherished Kenilworth Corridor. (02/11/2014)
Prosecutors say a Minneapolis driver had a blood-alcohol level of more than three times the legal limit when he struck and killed a bicyclist Monday. (02/07/2014)
The Minnesota Department of Human Services began implementing changes to its system of providing payments to Minnesotans with disabilities to make amounts more equitable, but providers and families are struggling to come to terms with the proposed levels of funding (02/06/2014)
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has filed a lawsuit against a Minnesota firm that she contends fraudulently sold living trusts to senior citizens. (02/03/2014)
Major race-based differences are evident in almost every major disease condition in Minnesota. This Saturday the Minnesota Department of Health will deliver a report to the Legislature that underlines policies that routinely provide health advantages to white people while producing chronic disadvantages for people of color. (01/30/2014)
Before a news conference he held alongside Ramsey County Attorney John Choi on Wednesday morning, St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith sat down with reporters to discuss the progress of the police investigation into alleged clergy sexual abuse. "When I hear over and over again that 'mistakes have been made,' we need to know what those mistakes are," he said. (01/29/2014)
Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said multiple agencies analyzed disks copied from the Rev. Jonathan Shelley's computer and found insufficient evidence to press charges. (01/29/2014)
Two relief funds for the victims and their families have so far collected $25,000, but that is short of what organizers hoped to raise. (01/23/2014)