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Before joining the Star Tribune, Yuen spent 13 years at MPR News, most recently as editor of a team of reporters who covered race, class, communities and education. She also reported for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader. Laura lives with her husband and two young sons. But if you met her over an icebreaker, she'd probably tell you about the time her car was struck by lightning.

Yuen: Those Minnesota state flag finalists aren't as bad as you think

Despite the lack of a loon, these designs are growing on me. Let me explain why.

Yuen: Readers write about Taylor Swift, head lice and medical scares

Responses sound off on our columnist's take on whether a man should have been hired to cover a feminist icon.

Yuen: A Minnesota man's radical service reminds us about the 'giving' in Thanksgiving

A former CEO found his new path in homeless ministry.

Yuen: Thank you, Camryn and Lalaine Bynum, for personalizing a familiar story of love and separation

The Vikings safety and his wife got their storybook ending after a yearlong quest to be reunited.

Yuen: The Taylor Swift reporting gig went to a man. Here's why it stings.

Swift is a feminist icon, but it's a man who gets to make a living writing about her influence.

Yuen: There's still a stigma about head lice. So let me be the first to admit I had it.

Lice are an ancient problem, but myths and misinformation persist.

Yuen: How to keep the peace when a loved one roots for the wrong sports team

Deep-seated sports rivalries can can test familial bonds, but fans say it keeps things interesting.

Yuen: How ChatGPT helped plan my trip and cured my traveler's indecision

Artificial-intelligence software can provide detailed itineraries for your next vacation.

Yuen: 'The father of gynecology' experimented on her body. It's time we learn her story.

A former St. Thomas prof hopes to give voice to a young enslaved woman subjected to experiments.

Yuen: Let the youth protest — and let Amy Coney Barrett speak at the University of Minnesota

College campuses should still be a place to air — and hear — opposing views.