All Walks Of Life Set To Run In Twin Cities MarathonThousands of runners are getting ready for the "most beautiful urban marathon in America." The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon starts Sunday morning. The course takes runners from the U.S. Bank Stadium site in downtown Minneapolis to the State Capitol in St. Paul.
4 Things You Need To Know For July 26, 2015Here's a look at the four things you need to know for Sunday, July 26.
Terror Group Threatens Mall Of America, Others, In New VideoThe terror group that carried out the deadly attack at a shopping mall in Kenya is calling for a similar attack on a western mall, specifically mentioning the Mall of America, among others.
Kenyan Wins Grandma's Marathon In Record TimeA 26-year-old Kenyan runner has set a record at Grandma's Marathon, beating the previous mark by 31 seconds. A Minneapolis Star Tribune report says Dominic Ondoro finished in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 6 seconds. He beat second-place finisher Christopher Kipyego by 2 minutes, 51 seconds.
Farmington Students Collect More Than $6K In Coins To Help Kids In KenyaThousands of students across Minnesota have been collecting coins since last fall with one thought in mind: They want to help build schools for children in other countries who have no access to education.
SEAL Raid Targets Senior Al-Shabab Leader An early morning raid by Navy SEALs targeted one of the senior leaders of al-Shabab. The strike comes two weeks after al-Shabab militants attacked a mall in Kenya. The Defense Department not yet said if the leader was captured alive. The FBI says more than two dozen young Somali-Americans from the Twin Cities have been lured to terror training camps overseas. Abdi Bihi of the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center says Saturday's raid is a good thing for families living in the state.
Somali Community Rallies, Condemns Al-Shabaab Terrorists' RecruitingLocal 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.
Somalis Fear Youths Leaving U.S. For Terror GroupLeaders of the nation's largest Somali community say some of their young men are still being enticed to join the terror group that has claimed responsibility for the deadly mall attack in Kenya, despite a concentrated effort to shut off what authorities call a "deadly pipeline" of men and money.
MOA Steps Up Security Following Nairobi Mall Attack The mall attack in Kenya is resonating here in the Twin Cities, where we have the Mall of America and several other high-profile shopping centers.
Doubts Remain Among MN's Somali CommunityIt's been two days since reports surfaced that al-Shabaab released the names of the Nairobi mall attackers on Twitter. Two of the names listed were from Minnesota, but questions still remain.
Kenyan Gov’t: 2 Somali-Minnesotans Involved In Mall AttackIn an interview with PBS NewsHour, Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamad told Margaret Warner about the Minnesota connection with attackers involved in the Kenyan mall attack. Mohamad confirmed that “two or three Americans” and “one Brit” were involved. “From the information we have, [they] are young men about…between maybe 18 and 19…of Somali origin or Arab origin,” Mohamad said. “[They] lived in the U.S. in Minnesota and one other place.” Members of the Twin Cities’ Somali-American community were already concerned when unconfirmed reports of attackers being from Minnesota surfaced on Sunday.
Minn. Somali Leaders Condemn Kenya Mall AttackThe Twin Cities Somali community is wondering whether two of its own are involved in the Kenyan mall attack that killed 62 people. There have been reports that two of the attackers are from the Twin Cities.