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Mandela Memorial Held At St. Paul Cathedral

Nelson Mandela’s casket made the nearly 6,000-mile trip from the nation’s capital of Pretoria to his home village Saturday, where the country’s first black president will be laid to rest on Sunday. A memorial service to honor the African leader was held at the Cathedral in St. Paul Saturday. Political and community leaders spoke at the event, which was closed to cameras.

12/14/2013

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5-Year-Old Forgoes Birthday Gifts For Global Altruism

A 5-year-old St. Paul boy named Liam March-Schmalstieg didn’t want the typical birthday gifts. Instead, the pre-schooler wanted his party guests to give to an orphanage in Africa. And now the boy’s gesture unexpectedly have come full circle.

09/05/2013

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African Farmer Delegation Touring US Midwest

A dozen farmers and business owners from Africa are visiting farm equipment factories in the Midwest to study technology that might help them produce more soybeans and corn back home.

08/23/2013

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Brooklyn Park Firefighters Give Big, Red Gift To Liberian Counterparts

After years of war and destruction, the African country of Liberia is getting back on its feet.

07/19/2013

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Safari Trophies On Display At Minneapolis Barber Shop

“Lions and leopards and buffalo, OH MY!” That’s what you might hear people saying as they walk into Lowry Avenue Barbers. OK, the odds are that no one would actually say that, but they would still be surprised by what they see.

05/28/2013

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New Zoo Exhibits Feature Giraffes & Pterosaurs

They roamed the earth millions of years ago, now they’re on display at the Minnesota Zoo. But that’s not all that’s happening — families can also get an up close look at Africa.

05/25/2013

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State Dept. Sends Minn. Hip-Hop Artist To Africa

The U.S. State Department is sending a Minnesota hip-hop artist to Africa as part of a cultural exchange program.

05/04/2013

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Build Your Dream Bike At Handsome Cycles

A new store in Minneapolis is giving cyclists a chance to take part in the process of building their dream bike.

03/13/2013

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Books For Africa To Send Libraries To Africa

St. Paul-based Books For Africa is teaming up with another nonprofit to send more than 2,500 Little Free Libraries to Africa over the next several years.

01/19/2013

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Hundreds Gather For Mpls. Kwanzaa Celebration

Hundreds of people are gathered at the Midtown Global Market on Lake Street in Minneapolis to celebrate Kwanzaa.

12/29/2012

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North Dakota Farmer Extends Operations To Africa

A farmer has done so well growing corn, soybeans and grains in North Dakota’s Red River Valley that he’s extending operations to Africa.

12/28/2012

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Blaine Father, Son Set Up Shoe Drive For African School Children

For children in the poorest regions of Africa, not only do they walk miles for an education, they do it barefoot. That’s why a father and son in Blaine are putting together a shoe drive they hope will generate hundreds of pairs of shoes and socks for kids in the Congo, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

09/24/2012

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Wis. Man Auctions Prized Cars For Africa

Harvey Hielkema, of Baldwin, Wisconsin says his real estate career gave him good fortune, but he was called to use his hobby to help those less fortunate.

05/28/2012

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Man Sentenced For Bank Fraud After Fleeing To Africa

A federal court in Minneapolis sentenced a 40-year-old Maplewood man Monday for taking more than $860,000 from accounts at various financial institutions, according to the Justice Department.

01/30/2012

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Reprieve For US Somalis On Money Transfer Issue

A bank that handles the majority of money transfers from Minnesota to Somalia said Friday it would continue that service until Dec. 30, allowing funds to keep flowing into the war-torn and famine-stricken country while officials discuss ways to reduce the bank’s risk.

12/09/2011

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