Laura Yuen Feature Archive

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)
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)