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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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Somali activist, singer remembered in Minnesota for her bravery

Star Tribune (MINNEAPOLIS) Saado Ali Warsame’s songs and poems urged unity in a country known for its tumult and division. Between the lines, they also reflected a political activism for change that propelled her to become one of the first … read more »

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Abdulrahman Adem, respected Twin Cities Somali leader and longtime MPS staff member, dies at 58

The Twin Cities Somali community has lost an esteemed leader and a passionate advocate for Somali families. Abdulrahman Adem, a cultural facilitator at Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), died Sunday of a heart attack. He was 58. Adem was known for … read more »

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Minnesota: Criminal immigrants sent back to the streets if homelands won’t take them

Omar Kalmio was never supposed to get to North Dakota. The Somali national from Eagan was supposed to be deported because of his violent criminal record in Minnesota. Instead, he was released from custody when federal officials could not send … read more »

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Interview with Prof. Ahmed Samatar about the new Somali Ambassador to the US

MPR interviewed Prof. Ahmed Samatar about the new Somali Ambassador to the US. Somalia’s first ambassador to the US in 20 years LISTEN THE INTERVIEW (Click the link) [MPR RADIO MINNESOTA] Omar Abdirashin Ali Sharmarke served as Somalia’s Prime Minister in 2009 and … read more »

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Minneapolis: Court sides with Kahn in election judge dispute

The Minnesota Supreme Court sided with Rep. Phyllis Kahn’s campaign today in a dispute that led to the reassignment of a Minneapolis election judge last week to keep her away from voters until a city investigation is completed. The case … read more »

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