Laura Yuen Feature Archive

The federal government has reversed course on plans to move an immigration agency to a Twin Cities location that would pose a hardship for people who depend on public transit. (07/01/2014)
Latinos are more likely than whites to live in poverty and they have a harder time finding their next good meal, Census and other data show. Many, though, are reluctant to take advantage of food stamps. Stigma, language, and complex eligibility rules all play into historically low participation rates among Latinos in the nation's largest nutrition program. (06/30/2014)
The foundation wants to hear from anyone who has an idea for how to make St. Paul neighborhoods along the Green Line light rail route more vibrant and distinctive. (06/23/2014)
Nine months into the job, the head of the FBI says the trend of young Americans going to Syria to fight with extremist groups keeps him up at night. (06/17/2014)
In the north and southwest, towns are facing floods. (The Daily Circuit, 06/17/2014)
Two traffic signal poles in St. Paul were struck by motor vehicles shortly after 8:30 a.m., causing longer signal cycles that are delaying the trains. (06/16/2014)
The opening-day festivities probably won't carry a trace of the acrimony that long bedeviled plans to send trains between the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul. In the end, opposition from residents, the University of Minnesota, and businesses proved no match for the largest public-works project in state history. (06/11/2014)
The action comes two days after the Voice of America news service broadcasted an interview with a Minneapolis woman who said her 20-year-old brother left for Syria on Thursday. She identified him as Abdi Mahamud Nur and said the family reported him missing to the FBI. (06/03/2014)
There is growing unrest among the people who work for the city's park and recreation board, from the employees who prune the trees to those who run the rec programs. (06/03/2014)
Park board commissioners last week asked the Metropolitan Council to take a deeper look at sending the passenger trains through a tunnel beneath a water channel popular with bicyclists and kayakers. (05/28/2014)
The operation resulted in the arrests of a total of 33 people from states that also included Iowa and Nebraska. (05/28/2014)
President Barack Obama pledged last week to accelerate the federal permitting and review process for the Gateway Corridor. (05/22/2014)
The former Minneapolis mayor zeroes in on the obstacles that keep some kids from succeeding. (The Daily Circuit, 05/19/2014)
Developers are pumping and estimated $2.5 billion in private and public money into the areas along the new Green Line light-rail system, the Metropolitan Council announced Wednesday. (05/14/2014)
Test trains along the route connecting St. Paul and Minneapolis have been taking an hour or longer to travel from one end to the other, exceeding initial projections of 40 minutes. Met Council officials they're working hard to shave off those extra minutes in the weeks leading up to the June 14 launch. (05/14/2014)