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Hussein Samatar

Fund Set Up For Family Of 1st Somali-American Elected To Public Office In Minn.

A memorial fund has been set up for the family of Hussein Samatar, the first Somali elected to public office in Minnesota, who passed away over the weekend after a long struggle with leukemia.


(credit: African Development Center)

1st Somali-American To Hold Public Office In MN Dies

A Minneapolis school board member who was celebrated for breaking barriers has passed away. Hussein Samatar died Sunday at the age of 45 from complications with his battle with leukemia.


(credit: CBS)

Officials Address Tensions Following High School Brawl

Five days after a racially charged brawl between hundreds of students at a Minneapolis high school, parents and community leaders are expressing concerns that enough is not being done to prevent future problems.


Hussein Samatar thanked his many supporters Tuesday night at his victory celebration in south Minneapolis. He will represent District 3 on the Minneapolis School Board.

First Somali Immigrant Elected To MN Public Office

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis School Board election produced the first Somali immigrant elected to public office in Minnesota and possibly the United States. Hussein Samatar thanked his many supporters Tuesday night at his victory […]

CBS Minnesota–11/03/2010


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