Kwanzaa Celebration Kicks Off At Minnesota History CenterThe African-American celebration of Kwanzaa kicked off at the Minnesota History Center. The holiday has been honored for nearly 50 years.
Hunters In Africa Say They Have A Role In ConservationIn 1910, Theodore Roosevelt headed a Smithsonian hunting and trapping expedition in Africa that included colleagues who prepared the wildlife he killed for shipment back to America. The former U.S. president and his son, Kermit, shot hundreds of animals.
More Than Just Cecil; Big Troubles For King Of The JungleThe circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle. When Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer killed Cecil the lion, the Internet exploded with outrage. But scientists who have studied lions say the big cats have been in big trouble for years.
Minnesota Group Holds Food Drive For Ebola Orphans In AfricaA Minnesota group is hosting a food drive to help children who have been left orphaned and neglected by the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The Minnesota African Task Force Against Ebola will be collecting food from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center.
Minnesota Man Charged In US In Attempted Gambia CoupTwo men have been charged in the United States with conspiring to help overthrow the government in the tiny West African nation of Gambia, federal prosecutors said Monday.
Books For Africa Helps Kids Idled By Ebola CrisisIt’s the face of Liberia that is now capturing world attention. A coordinated fight is taking place in the African nation to control the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. But fighting the outbreak also has some negative but necessary side effects that will keep Liberian children from attending school.
Red Bulls Heading To Africa To Battle EbolaThe Minnesota National Guard is stepping up to help the fight against Ebola. About 700 men and women with the Rosemount-based 34th Red Bull Infantry Division will be headed to West Africa in the spring.
Widow Of 1st American Ebola Victim Strives To End IgnoranceThe Dallas Ebola case is leading to widespread concern in the 30,000-strong Twin Cities Liberian community -- the largest outside of Africa. The widow of the first American citizen to die of Ebola, who lives in Coon Rapids, picked up a donation of cleaning supplies for Liberia at St. Cloud State University Monday.
Farmington Student Talks Volunteering In Africa Ahead Of We Day As school districts gear up for a new year, many across Minnesota are also getting ready for the return of We Day. It hits the Xcel Energy Center on Nov. 12.
Minn. Companies Sending Aid To Help In Ebola Fight Two of Minnesota's biggest companies are heeding that call for help in West Africa. Ecolab and 3M are both sending medical supplies to help hospital workers fighting Ebola.
Massive, Minn.-Made Fire Trucks Flying Overnight To AfricaIf you've ever shipped anything with guaranteed overnight air delivery, you know it can get a bit spendy. So one can only imagine what it would cost to send three massive airport fire rescue trucks half-way around the world.
St. Paul Nurse Heading To Africa To Fight Ebola OutbreakThe shortage of doctors, nurses and medical equipment is making the Ebola outbreak in West Africa difficult to contain. Tuesday, the United Nations Secretary General urged the international community to step up and help out.