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.
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.
Doing business in Africa was the topic of a meeting of prominent business experts in Minneapolis Wednesday morning.
Volunteering makes a team stronger. That’s the message from this week’s Community Spotlight Award winner.
The Horn of Africa’s worst famine in 60 years is putting nearly four million people at-risk of starvation in Somalia. But Wednesday, Minnesota-based Feed My Starving Children hoped to make a dent in that.
A Mankato-based publisher will donate 300,000 overstock children’s books to a nonprofit group that ships them to African countries.