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.
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.
Officials Address Tensions Following High School BrawlFive 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.
First Somali Immigrant Elected To MN Public Office