Laura Yuen, MPR News

Laura Yuen

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Saint Paul, MN, United States

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Past articles by Laura:

Trial of Renaissance Festival's Hagerman set for March

The former entertainment director is accused of raping a woman on festival grounds last year. → Read More

Minn. roads receive low marks, infrastructure grade slightly better

Civil engineers in Minnesota are giving the state's roads a D+ rating. → Read More

Cargill settles bias suit with Muslim workers, agrees to pay $1.5M

Cargill is paying $1.5 million to settle claims of religious discrimination by Muslim workers in Colorado. → Read More

Finally, Minnesota's Ethiopians feel free to visit their homeland

A new prime minister and relaxed attitudes have eased fears of persecution or worse. → Read More

Voter turnout for primary highest since 1982

Voter turnout across Minnesota called "unusually high," making some elections officials wonder what November will bring. → Read More

Appeals court upholds sentences of MN men who tried to join ISIS

Defense attorneys had argued that jury instructions had conflated intending to join at terrorist group with intending to murder, and that prosecutors should have been required to prove a specific intent to kill. → Read More

After heated public meeting, proposal giving Mpls. council more control over police moves forward

After hours of receiving heckles and comments from residents and activists, a Minneapolis council committee voted to move the proposed charter amendment to the full council. The amendment would give the Minneapolis city council and mayor shared oversight of the police department. → Read More

Photos: Thousands welcome Ethiopian prime minister to Minneapolis

Thousands of supporters and overjoyed members of Minnesota's large Ethiopian community welcomed the new prime minister Abiy Ahmed to Minneapolis Monday. → Read More

Celebrating the 'invisible,' group aims to level playing field for girls' soccer

The established system of club play tends to leave the daughters of immigrant families out of the sport's mainstream. → Read More

Fox9 reporting on daycare fraud called into question

State officials say an investigation that began in 2014 led to the closure of 13 childcare centers and six felony convictions, but say a report by Fox9 misses the mark. → Read More

Libertarian GOP group draws ire for meeting in a mosque

The Republican Liberty Caucus will hold its convention this year at Dar al-Farooq in Bloomington. → Read More

In new book, Alex Wagner climbs the tangled branches of her family tree

The CBS News contributor found that her lack of a defined ethnic category gave rise to a sense of loneliness. → Read More

In new book, Alex Wagner climbs the tangled branches of her family tree

The CBS News contributor found that her lack of a defined ethnic category gave rise to a sense of loneliness. → Read More

Did MPR give Keillor's bad behavior a pass?

After complaints about the Prairie Home host surfaced last August, MPR's top executive said he'd never heard such things before. Others had. → Read More

MPR-Keillor deal preserves Prairie Home, Writer's Almanac archives

Fans of A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer's Almanac will be able once again to view archived materials from those shows under terms of a deal announced Friday by Minnesota Public Radio. → Read More

Keillor hints he'll bring back two shows he founded

The creator of The Writer's Almanac suggested that he'll restart the poetry show online and go back on the road with A Prairie Home Companion. → Read More

Accuser's lawyer refutes Keillor's claim of 'mutual flirtation'

The woman whose allegations led MPR to sever ties with Garrison Keillor never welcomed his overtures, a friend tells MPR News. Her attorney confirmed that she 'disputes assertions that there was mutual attraction or consent.' → Read More

U removes Keillor plaque from campus display

A spokesperson said the removal was part of a regular rotation of images included in the Scholars Walk. → Read More

MPR executive assigned to supervise Live from Here

Tim Roesler will assume responsibilities for the show that succeeded Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. → Read More

Investigation: For some who lived in it, Keillor's world wasn't funny

An investigation by MPR News has learned of a yearslong pattern of behavior that left several women who worked for Keillor feeling mistreated, sexualized or belittled. → Read More