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Barkhad Abdi: From Mpls. Limo Driver To Oscar Nominated Actor

Minnesota will be well represented at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. The most notable is former Minneapolis limo driver Barkhad Abdi, who was discovered by the producers of Captain Phillips. Abdi, who had never acted before, is nominated for Best Supporting Actor.

01/16/2014

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Somali Community Rallies, Condemns Al-Shabaab Terrorists’ Recruiting

Local Somali leader Abdirizak Bihi will lead an anti-al-Shabaab rally at 2 p.m. Friday at the Brian Coyle Center, sharing the Somali community’s detest for the terrorist group that preys on, and recruits young Somali-Americans in the Twin Cities.

09/27/2013

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Somalis Sought In Mpls. For Tom Hanks Movie

Sony Pictures is seeking Somalis in Minneapolis to appear in a new Tom Hanks movie, “Capt. Phillips.”

11/04/2011