Recent content from Laura Yuen
A trend fueled by TikTok and Korean pop culture has officially migrated to Minnesota.
Puzzle from the New York Times is already the second-most-played game after Wordle, and it's easy to see why.
The fastest-growing sport in America has been known for its socially inclusive nature. But some say that's changing.
Research shows homework offers little to no academic benefit for elementary school students.
Seven years after taking down Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, the former anchor is celebrating a couple of big wins in Washington.
Her obit, stapled to telephone poles, was raw, vulnerable and slightly profane.
Companies are again trying to revive the office — sometimes by making threats.
Lachelle Cunningham's first turkey hunt brought her to tears. She now wants others to have that experience.
Quick! Can we squeeze in one more trip to the lake or to the State Fair?
If you struggle to pick a tasty watermelon in the store, the problem is not you. But here's some advice.
A healthy 45-year-old, I suddenly lost the ability to walk. My first real medical scare taught me to be my own advocate.
These kids are about to take their talents to kindergarten.
This summer you may have noticed fewer gaggles of young people roaming the once-popular hangouts.
Organics recycling may take some trial and error, but defeat is not an option.
It seems like we're being cheated out of something we desperately count on and even need.
If we care about kids, we should help teachers do their job. Minneapolis Public Schools, are you listening?
Dressed head to toe in vibrant colors, the duo is a walking work of art in a staid sea of suburbia.
A Minnetonka father wants his son to know there is more kindness than bigotry in this world.
"Keyshawn Solves It" features local talent, including students from Lucy Craft Laney Elementary School.
Connie Wang discovered an outsize sisterhood of Connies — namesakes of the iconic Connie Chung.
Claire Forrest's new young adult novel is getting rave reviews for its authentic portrayal of disability.
Many Minnesota adolescents know they're up against a powerful foe in social media.
In her family's bid to become "lake people," our columnist experiences the pain and promise of a new pontoon.
What are the stories that your parents have passed on that remind you of the resilience of your roots?
Our columnists recalled the advice they dispensed to their peers decades ago. Do they stand by their words?
I wasn't prepared for how moving attending my first bar mitzvah would be.
Less than two years after she was diagnosed with dementia, Mary Johnson-Roy's memories won't be lost if her community can help it.
It's a glorious but fleeting year when your kid laughs at your jokes and still thinks you're cool.
Our pets give our lives purpose, a truth Jody Lulich knows all too well.
Mary McGreevy has built a following by sharing her joy of reading memorable obituaries.
A viral educator, a mom who fights for her son's memory and a hunting dad call on elected officials to make the country safer for kids.
Our columnist tried to go without plastic. Is she out of her mind?
Instead of memorizing, elementary schools are teaching concepts that help kids be problem-solvers.
From Olympic gold medalists to singers and civil rights leaders, women are underrepresented in Minnesota's statues. Let's change that.
Minnesota plays a grounding, healing force in the American distance runner's new memoir which details years of abuse and indignities in her sport.
A mannequin at the Mall of America isn't sending the right message about male body acceptance.
What if more organizations embraced the idea that "genius emerges from the collective"?
The mailman in his shorts striding through the snow captures our spring state of mind.
There's a more elite faction of athletes in a sport whose popularity is driven by its anyone-can-play accessibility.
Tech-related failures and ultracompetitive signups can leave kids without privilege in the dust.
A Minneapolis widower is speaking up for a change in state law that would make it easier for survivors of suicide to receive death benefits.
The law makes sense from a multitude of angles; one often overlooked segment of the population that wins is children.
Three food delivery workers in Minnesota share what it was like working in last week's storm.
Friendships often take a backseat to other priorities in adulthood, but science shows they're important for well-being.
"These are people's most precious memories, and they're more valuable than money," Kayla Jackson says of the artifacts she preserves.
Rob Kirby's graphic memoir traces his evolution in thinking about the institution of marriage as Minnesota began to allow gay couples to be wed.
When getting married, newlyweds have yet another option beyond taking one partner's name or combining surnames.
These women helped with the war against fascism while fighting racism at home. They're finally getting their due credit.
A band of suburban women weren't going to let their most vocal neighbors drive away a proposal to build a new mental health facility in their community.
The youth resistance to warm clothing is strong.
"I'm gonna get this," a Twin Cities dad said after his third time on ice. What if we all took this approach to trying new things?
Still going strong with New Year's resolutions? Readers share how they've made life changes stick.
After Minnesota legalized hemp-derived products containing THC last summer, the number of cases of kids ingesting cannabis is way up.
Nicole Mitchell and Rob Kupec bring a certain cachet to the Capitol as well as two strong voices for science.
What if the secret to a better you wasn't about achieving bold feats, but sticking to low-effort habits?
As 2023 winds down, here's an update on people featured in some of her most memorable columns.
The best comfort food makes you feel loved and protected. Keefer Court gave us this for four decades.
Why do some of us cling to this old-fashioned annual tradition?
While most people reported negative repercussions, about 40% of people navigating divorce said the experience had a positive impact on their work. Here's why.
Service should be about making the community a better place — not a ploy to make our children less entitled.
A gift card to the spa is nice, but a true getaway from the treadmill of daily parenting tasks would be divine.
Minnesota's pickleball craze has migrated indoors. You can find a court near you — if you know where to look.
Do people coughing and sneezing repeatedly in public not notice everyone around them cringing?
Santa Allan was recruited by none other than Santa Larry, who in 2016 became the mall's first Black Santa.
Comedian Alison Leiby, known for her writing on "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," brings her one-woman show to the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis.
Saxophonist Pat Mackin died in September, eight years after a drunk driver slammed into him and left him with severe and lasting injuries.
With his catchphrase "Happy ticcing!" Craig Elgin has built a community where people can find solidarity or better understand the neurological condition.
Reporter Emily Hanford of American Public Media sets out to answer why many schools still hew to teaching methods based on theories long disproven by cognitive scientists.
In her new movie, first-time filmmaker Kelsey Peterson teaches us about the grace of adaptation.
Why Minnesotans can't get enough of this impractical piece of fall outerwear.
Female marching band trailblazers, now in their 60s, 70s and 80s, will be honored on the field at Saturday's halftime show.
In today's ultracompetitive landscape, starting a new sport at age 10 can feel like it's too late.
No matter how dysfunctional our own relationships are, we realize they're not nearly as messed up as they could be.
Their new podcast asks the question: Should you adopt a baby from another country just because you can?
Nora Reichardt, a graduate of Buffalo High School, "wasn't either asking for permission, nor begging for forgiveness," says mentor Jana Shortal of KARE 11.