Minnesota Expected To Exceed Refugee Numbers In 2016Minnesota is expected to get more refugees in 2016 than it has in any year in the past decade. The reported increase is a ripple effect of the migration wave sweeping the Middle East and Europe.
Good Question: What Second Language Should Our Children Learn?Language immersion programs have been growing in Minnesota as more and more parents want their kids to learn another language. There were fewer than 30 programs in the state just ten years ago, and now there are more than 70.
Ethiopian Women Share Story Of Struggle And HopeGolu Bolu and Dobi Oyita live in Ethiopia. They are in the United States to attend the 14th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at U.N. headquarters in New York.
ASPIRE Athlete Of The Week For Nov. 8: Obsa AliObsa Ali moved to Richfield from Ethiopia in 2007 to be with his mother. He took up soccer, a sport he had played. But the day he decided to run, he found out he had a gift. Ali had battled injury and the flu just a few weeks before the state cross-country meet. He was questioning himself, so his coach gave him a talk. “I just couldn’t do anything, so I was doing 20-minute runs every day. And then I didn’t know if I was going to get top ten, so my coach took me down there and then gave me this speech or whatnot,” Ali said. “My confidence came back.” Marty Huberty, coach of Richfield’s cross-country team, says his advice was simple.
90 New U.S. Citizens Sworn In At Mall Of AmericaAmid the normal Saturday shopping crowd, commerce took a brief time out. In the Mall of America’s rotunda, folks got a glimpse of something very special - people taking their first steps toward American citizenship.
Friends Mourn The Death Of Red Bull Killed Running Stop SignA Minnesota Red Bull was killed early Friday morning when he ran a stop sign and an SUV slammed into him.
Ethiopia Native Brings Running Grace To GophersThe Gopher track team is a national contender with international talent.