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VIDEO: Cedar Riverside girls basketball designs own culturally-appropriate uniforms

KMSP-TV MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -The Cedar Riverside Community School girls’ basketball team is asking for parents’ opinions about their new uniforms. The girls designed the options themselves to be both religiously appropriate according to Somali culture, with a little help from … read more »

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Eden Prairie seeks added resources for third-largest Somali community in metro

As an outer-ring, affluent suburb, Eden Prairie may seem an unlikely city to draw a growing refugee community. But 17 years ago, Somali-Americans like Asad Aliweyd moved there for its top-ranked schools, safe community and job opportunities.Now, nearly two decades … read more »

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Minneapolis forms sister city alliance with Bosaso, Somalia

Minneapolis sister city vote is small gesture, big moment for Somali community Minneapolis’ first Somali-American City Council member had said only a few words about the city becoming the first in the U.S. to add a sister city in Somalia before … read more »

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Askar takes on 40-year incumbent Kahn

The votes of the Somali community will play a big role in the upcoming election for House District 60B. On Election Day, Abdimalik Askar is hoping to topple a candidate who has served more than 40 years in office. State … read more »

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Minneapolis could be the first with a sister city in Somalia

If City Council approves, it would be a first for any U.S. city. Somali leaders in Minneapolis will ask the City Council this week to consider adding a Somali community to its list of sister cities — a move that would be … read more »

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Dozens turn out for community meeting on radicalization of Somali youth

  Minneapolis – Dozens of Somali community members concerned about the recruitment of local youth into extremist groups called for more resources to help combat the radicalization of their children. More than 60 people at the Brian Coyle Community Center inMinneapolis … read more »

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Three political races show St. Cloud’s changing face

ST. CLOUD, MINN. – Almost every evening, Abdul Kulane walks the streets of modest houses near downtown, hopeful that when he rings doorbells he’ll get a warm reception from whoever answers. “Hello,” he says cheerfully through his Somali accent. “My … read more »

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VIDEO: Who is recruiting Minnesotans for ISIS?

KMSP-TV Minneapolis — A big part of the fight against the terror group known as ISIS and ISIL is taking place on American soil in places where young people are leaving the country to go join their cause, even fight … read more »

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ISIS targeting Somali Minnesotans

MINNEAPOLIS – About seven years after Somali Minnesotans started to see dozens of young men volunteer for a war across the globe, the community is struggling with the latest effort to recruit their young adults. And this time, it’s an … read more »

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U.S Sen.Klobuchar visits Africa to discuss food security, Somali refugees

Star Tribune — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., returned last week from an 11-day fact-finding trip to Africa, where she visited Senegal, Ethiopia and Tanzania to discuss food security and Somali refugees. Klobuchar’s staff said the senator made the trip … read more »

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Minnesota: Feds sue city of St. Anthony over rejection of Islamic center

The federal government on Wednesday sued the small north-metro city of St. Anthony, contending that its City Council violated federal law in 2012 by rejecting a proposed Islamic center. The lawsuit sprang from a controversy that echoes those that have … read more »

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Tense Minneapolis House race to bring extra security at polling places

Minneapolis — Elections officials in Minneapolis are planning unprecedented security precautions for Tuesday’s primary at several polling places in a Minneapolis House district,where the race between two DFL candidates has become quite contentious, MPR News reports. The city is posting … read more »

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Mudaharaadkii Minneapolis oo lagu soo Bandhigay Halku Dhegyo Jaaliyada Soomaalida Kala Fogeynaya (VIDEO)

Minneapolis (BARTAMAHA) Kooxda kasoo horjeeda Siyaasiga da da yar ee Maxamuud Noor ayaa waxa ay soo abaabuleen dibadbax kooban isla markaasna qabyaaladeysan Dibadbaxa ayaa laga hor sameeyey albaabka hore dhismaha ay Jaaliyada Minnesota kula kulmeysan Madaxweyne Xassan SH. Dibadbaxaas ayaa … read more »

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Controversy Over Somali President’s Visit to Minneapolis (VIDEO)

Minneapolis – Some Twin Cities residents decided to protest Saturday during the Somali president’s 2-day visit to Minneapolis. President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud is in the U.S. as part of a divisive tour to engage Somali Americans. He was invited to … read more »

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Somali president’s Northrop speech draws protest (VIDEO)

About 150 people charged Hassan Sheikh Mohamud with supporting terrorists. More than 100 people protested Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s speech at the University of Minnesota on Saturday night, alleging his administration supports terrorists and demanding he step down. As … read more »

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Kahn, Noor press fight for Minneapolis House seat as primary nears

Rep. Phyllis Kahn’s 42 years in the Legislature count for a lot in the halls of the state Capitol, where her seniority makes her a player on state budget and spending bills. In her Minneapolis district, however, it’s not clear … read more »

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Candidate seeks to become first Somali-born state lawmaker in US

MINNEAPOLIS — In a neighborhood dubbed “Little Mogadishu,” Mohamud Noor can’t walk more than a block without being stopped by someone who wants to shake his hand. Juggling two cell phones and a stack of campaign fliers, he chats them … read more »

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Somali Candidate Eyes Milestone in US Race

Minneapolis (AP) – In a neighborhood dubbed “Little Mogadishu,” Mohamud Noor can’t walk more than a block without being stopped by someone who wants to shake his hand. Juggling two cell phones and a stack of campaign fliers, he chats … read more »

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What’s Drawing Somali-American Teens To Foreign Militant Groups?

MINNEAPOLIS — Abdi Mohamed Nur, a 20-year-old Somali-American, reportedly left his family in Minnesota to travel to Syria to join and fight alongside the Islamic State (formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS) last month. … read more »

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Minnesota election officials go after voters listing mail centers as addresses

Minneapolis – County election officials across the metro area are scrutinizing dozens of voter registrations tied to commercial mail centers after a probe in Minneapolis revealed a loophole in the state’s election system. A new Star Tribune comparison of voter … read more »

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