Laura Yuen Feature Archive

The lawsuit, filed by the father of 12-year-old Abdullahi Charif, seeks not only monetary damages but policy changes to the district's swimming instruction. (05/09/2014)
Bicycles, pedestrians and a light-rail train took over a downtown St. Paul street today Thursday to help visualize a future without car traffic. (05/08/2014)
The Metro Transit case is being revealed as state lawmakers are working on bills aimed at toughening penalties for data breaches. (05/07/2014)
Richard Johnson, who worked as a supervisor at a control center that monitors bus operations, used the records to snoop on about 1,300 people. (05/07/2014)
Jim Oberstar served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 2011. The DFLer represented northeastern Minnesota's 8th District. (05/03/2014)
Taylor said the punishment shows that people need to be held accountable for their words, especially now that the rules of communication have changed. (04/29/2014)
In a city where water is often a part of life, advocates say there's a dearth of indoor swimming pools. They say many children who live in the city of lakes, especially in diverse and lower-income patches of the city, aren't learning to swim. (04/25/2014)
Because of an inconsistency with the tunnel drawings, the Met Council will push back a joint open house and public hearing with the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority by two weeks, to May 29. (04/23/2014)
A coalition of foundations that rallied around the Green Line light rail project is releasing a report Wednesday showing progress on its goals of helping small businesses and maintaining affordable housing in the corridor. (04/23/2014)
Trains on the new Green Line light rail transit system will ramp up their test runs by the middle of this week. That's a sign that the Central Corridor project is 99 percent complete, but there's still work to do. (04/21/2014)
Abdullahi Charif, a seventh-grader at St. Louis Park Middle School, was removed from life support on March 1, two days after his gym teacher, James Bigot, pulled him from the bottom of the 9-foot-deep end of the pool. (04/17/2014)
Road work at 11 intersections along University Avenue in St. Paul begins this week as part of the Central Corridor light-rail project. (04/13/2014)
In late February, Abdullahi Charif's body was pulled from the bottom of the St. Louis Park Middle School swimming pool after gym class. No lifeguard was present. St. Louis Park police investigated the matter, but Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said his office decided this week there was insufficient evidence to charge anyone with a crime. (04/11/2014)
The Met Council voted 14 to 2 to keep freight trains beside a bike trail in the Kenilworth Corridor, and send the light rail trains through tunnels. (04/09/2014)
The Metropolitan Council is expected to approve plans Wednesday for what would be the Twin Cities' third light rail line, connecting the urban core to the southwest suburbs. Once that happens, the focus of the roughly $1.7 billion Southwest LRT project will shift to the city of Minneapolis. (04/08/2014)