Laura Yuen is a metro reporter for Minnesota Public Radio News. She’s interested in covering race, ethnicity and the immigrant experience. Her radio series on young Somali-Americans, "Civil War Kids," won the national Society of Professional Journalists New America Award, which honors work that explores issues of importance to immigrant communities living in the United States.
Development & Education
Some refugees who've lived in warmer climates all their life, come to the US sporting flip flops and shorts. Part of their American orientation is learning how to stay warm and enjoy the winter weather in Minnesota.
Lifestyle & Belief
At least one young man from Minnesota has died fighting with ISIS militants in Syria. But who would expect a shy, 19-year-old woman with no job and no passport to attempt the journey there? But that's exactly what happened to one Minneapolis family.
Conflict & Justice
Al-Shabab has recruited Muslim militants from the Somali community in Minnesota. One Somali imam in the Twin Cities is determined to fight the terrorist group and any talk of extremism in Islam.
Arts, Culture & Media
A new magazine aims to provide a voice for adult adoptees around the country. Many of the magazine's contributors are from Minnesota, a state with a rich history of international adoption. Minnesota Public Radio's Laura Yuen reports.