More than 1,000 mourners came to pay their respects to Barway Collins Saturday, filling Shiloh Temple in north Minneapolis with memories of the 10-year-old murder victim.
A grieving mother shared her gratitude with Minnesota Thursday for caring so much about her son. Strangers spent weeks searching for any sign of Barway Collins, the 10-year-old Crystal boy who vanished one day after school last month.
Louise Karluah — the mother of Barway Collins — walked through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Wednesday before heading to the north Minneapolis funeral home where her son’s body is being preserved. She was surrounded by compassionate strangers who’ve dedicated time and money to help her.
The funeral for 10-year-old Barway Collins could be postponed. Barway was last seen outside his Crystal apartment building on March 18. Nearly a month later, his body was recovered from the Mississippi River on April 11.
Barway Collins’ family pastor says he wants to set the record straight about the community fundraising efforts to give the boy a proper burial. The 10-year-old’s body was found just over one week ago in North Mississippi Regional Park.
An entire community is still grieving the death of 10-year-old Barway Collins. A volunteer search group discovered his body just over a week ago in the Mississippi River. His dad, Pierre Collins, now faces murder charges in his son’s disappearance.
Even with Barway found and Pierre Collins arrested and charged with his murder, the sadness of what’s happened deepens and the anger some in the community feel is alive.
It has now been seven days since a Twin Cities boy got dropped off from school, but never made it home. The only person named as a suspect in 10-year-old Barway Collins’ disappearance is his own father, Pierre Collins — and he insists he had nothing to do with it.
A Minnesota group is hosting a food drive to help children who have been left orphaned and neglected by the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The Minnesota African Task Force Against Ebola will be collecting food from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center.
The 34th Red Bull Infantry Division was set to help the U.S. military in containing the Ebola virus in the west African nation. Since the number of those infected with the virus has dropped dramatically, there’s no need for the national guard’s support.
Nearly 300 Minnesota National Guard Soldiers who have been preparing for a deployment to Liberia have been told their mission has been called off.
State health officials say they won’t be done watching for the spread of Ebola for at least another year. The Minnesota Department of Health is currently monitoring 47 residents who traveled from the West African countries ravaged by the deadly virus. As of Sunday, the state had cleared 216 travelers after a 21-day monitoring period. No cases have been confirmed in Minnesota.
It’s the face of Liberia that is now capturing world attention. A coordinated fight is taking place in the African nation to control the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. But fighting the outbreak also has some negative but necessary side effects that will keep Liberian children from attending school.
More than 22,000 books are on their way from Minnesota to Liberian students out of school because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Books For Africa plans a ceremony recognizing the shipment at its St. Paul warehouse Tuesday.
A group of nurses and doctors have boarded a flight to Liberia to help in the fight against Ebola.
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Minnesota health officials said Wednesday they are monitoring 48 recently arrived travelers as part of their new program to watch for signs of Ebola.
Minnesota health officials say they’re currently monitoring 48 recently arrived travelers as part of their new program to watch for signs of Ebola.
A Twin Cities woman, who lost her husband to the Ebola virus, is being denied Social Security survivor benefits. Decontee Sawyer says that’s because the country where he died won’t release his death certificate. Patrick Sawyer got sick in July after traveling from Liberia to Nigeria.
Minnesota health officials say they’ll be in daily touch with travelers returning to Minnesota from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea for 21 days, the incubation period for Ebola.
A Minnesota congressman said he believes Ebola is more dangerous than ISIS.
With Minnesota home to the largest Liberian population outside of West Africa, there’s growing concern that the deadly virus could travel here. That’s why Gov. Mark Dayton called together a panel of health, public safety and government leaders on Friday to update Minnesota’s plans and preparedness.
For the sizable African population in the Twin Cities, Ebola fears are never far out of mind. Abdi Bihi, with the Brian Coyle Center, said they have formed a partnership with the Liberian community and are working with them to bring awareness to how the Ebola virus is spread.
Gov. Mark Dayton says Minnesota is as ready as possible to handle an outbreak of Ebola. Dayton met Thursday with cabinet members, airport representatives and health officials to assess the level of the state’s preparedness. The case of Thomas Duncan, a Liberian who died Wednesday of Ebola in Texas, has raised concerns around the country.
The Dallas Ebola case is leading to widespread concern in the 30,000-strong Twin Cities Liberian community — the largest outside of Africa. The widow of the first American citizen to die of Ebola, who lives in Coon Rapids, picked up a donation of cleaning supplies for Liberia at St. Cloud State University Monday.