Laura Yuen Feature Archive

The new development, called Hamline Station, is a block long and will be built with a mix of private and public money. (08/25/2014)
A Star Tribune editorial Thursday blamed the city for failing to give trains an automatic right-of-way over car traffic at stoplight intersections. (08/21/2014)
Advocates for racial equity are divided on just how far the Metropolitan Council has come to make the proposed Southwest light-rail project beneficial for all. (08/19/2014)
Rep. Phyllis Kahn's 42 years in the Legislature count for a lot in the halls of the state Capitol. In her Minneapolis district, however, it's a different story. (08/08/2014)
About three-quarters of oil pumped from the booming Bakken oil fields end up on a train through Minnesota. (08/07/2014)
That revelation came as part of the first-degree murder charges handed down Friday by the Dakota County Attorney's Office against Fitch, the suspect in Wednesday's killing of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick. (08/01/2014)
While investigators are still gathering evidence, they're anticipating the Dakota County Attorney's Office will file charges against Brian Fitch, Sr. tomorrow. The Ramsey County attorney may also file charges against Fitch. (07/31/2014)
Thousands of Minnesotans started the day with special prayers for the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr. (07/28/2014)
The Metropolitan Council is under fire for not using its authority to press wealthy, white suburbs in the Twin Cities to do their part to create affordable housing. (07/25/2014)
The Somali terror group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the Wednesday killing in Mogadishu of a Somali lawmaker with Minneapolis ties. (The Daily Circuit, 07/23/2014)
The police department predicted a 2 percent increase in violent crime along the transit corridor, which includes downtown St. Paul and University Avenue. (07/19/2014)
The call for change among lay Catholics is rising after an MPR News documentary showed how three Twin Cities archbishops kept quiet about priests who sexually abused children. (07/15/2014)
The preliminary findings, announced at a hearing Thursday, come two weeks after the attorney for DFL State Rep. Phyllis Kahn filed a complaint that asked for an investigation into possible voter fraud. (07/10/2014)
Hennepin County elections officials say a quirk in state law resulted in voters in a Minneapolis neighborhood being improperly registered at a private mailbox center. (07/09/2014)
Met Council Chair Sue Haigh said that while the agreement isn't final, it's a big step toward finally securing Minneapolis' consent. (The Daily Circuit, 07/08/2014)