An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is causing some to cancel travel plans and stirring fear in Minnesota, home to thousands of Liberian immigrants.
There’s growing concern over what has become the worst Ebola outbreak in history. More than 1,200 people have become infected by the deadly virus in West Africa. That includes two American aid workers.
The Minnesota Department of Health is working with leaders in the local Liberian community to address concerns about an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Health officials are meeting with members of the West African community Monday.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is having an impact on some health organizations here in the Twin Cities. The nonprofit group Children’s Surgery International has canceled a trip to Liberia because of the outbreak.
Members of Minnesota’s sizeable Liberian community say an Ebola outbreak that has killed hundreds of people in West Africa, including a local woman’s husband, has them worrying about relatives and scrambling to raise money to help prevent the virus from spreading.
A father is mourning the loss of his son after frantically trying to save him from drowning. Seventeen-year-old Benedict Richardson died Friday night. His father, Emmette Richardson, tells WCCO Benedict was swimming with his sister in the indoor pool at their apartment complex.
A local company is helping people overseas by donating an ambulance. The vehicle is going to a vocational school with more than 1,700 students in Liberia from Allina Health Emergency Medical Services. Representatives of the Booker Washington Institute’s Alumni Association got a tour of the gently-used ambulance on Thursday. The school will use the ambulance to transport sick and injured students.
After years of war and destruction, the African country of Liberia is getting back on its feet.
A Minnesota man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for exporting guns to West Africa.
To start off this edition of Center Stage, Jearlyn took a couple of minutes to catch up with songstress Patty Peterson, who has put together the “Hope for Tomorrow” Benefit Concert to benefit theVEAP (Volunteers […]
Rohan Preston, theatre critic from the Star Tribune, makes his weekly visit to talk about what’s happening in the Twin Cities, including the World Premiere of Pa’s Hat: Liberian Legacy at the Pillsbury House Theatre.