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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: The fine balance of communicating like a woman

Women are conditioned to hedge their opinions, be less direct and not sound aggressive

Yuen: Why 'Shang-Chi' matters to my Asian American boys

With the new Marvel movie, there is hope that we are turning a corner in how Asian American men are seen in film and beyond.

Yuen: Masking at school is the best option – just ask this Brainerd teacher and COVID-19 survivor

The school board's decision to mandate masks has splintered his community despite Dave Borash's best efforts to put a public face on the seriousness of COVID-19.

New Star Tribune columnist Laura Yuen searches for meaning, connection and heart behind the news

Have a story idea? Drop her a line.