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With Fewer High School Grads, ‘U’ Unveils Plans To Attract StudentsUniversity of Minnesota officials are expecting a decline in high school graduates in the near future, and this means they're coming up with new ways to attract students. The U is planning to ramp up recruitment of out-of-state students, increase financial aid and continue a two-year freeze on tuition.
U.S. Extremism Fight Could Take Cue From MinnesotaWhen young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city's large Somali community to build trust and gain understanding.
Local Muslim Leader Offers Insight Into Reality Of Religious ExtremistsImam Hassan Mohamud oversees 11 mosques in the Twin Cities, and resides at the Islamic Dawah Center in St Paul. He says when he talks about ISIS and the recruiting of young Minnesota men to fight, he wants to talk about fairness.
Franken Asks DOJ To Address ISIL RecruitmentSenator Al Franken wrote a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) asking them to address recruitment efforts of the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
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.
College Grads Turning To Army, Instead Of UnemploymentMany people with college degrees are learning their education does not guarantee them a job. So, a record number of grads are choosing the Army as a way to get out of the ranks of the unemployed.