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Twin Cities Somalis Say They’re Unfairly Affected By Anti-Terror Efforts

Some local immigrants say they, and their families, are being unfairly affected by an anti-terrorism effort. Most banks that have helped east African immigrants wire money home are no longer doing that.

03/01/2015

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Volunteers Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day With Service

While many attended events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, others decided giving back was another way to honor his legacy.

01/19/2015

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About 100 Protest At MSP Airport For Higher Wages

Protesters briefly blocked access to the main terminal at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Friday afternoon. Around 100 people representing labor organizations blocked the road leading to the terminal for around 20 minutes to call for higher wages for airport workers.

12/05/2014

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Rep. Ellison: Soldiers In West Africa Deserve More Pay

Minnesota U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison says the 700 Minnesota National Guard soldiers being deployed to West Africa to help stop the spread of the deadly Ebola disease deserve more than $5 a day extra in hardship pay.

11/21/2014

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Ellison Hosts Meeting On Ebola in Brooklyn Center

A Minnesota congressman said he believes Ebola is more dangerous than ISIS.

10/18/2014

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MN Politician Responds To Williams’ Death With Campaign Tweet

A number of political observers and politicians alike took umbrage with a Minnesota politician’s response to news of the death of comedian and actor Robin Williams.

08/12/2014

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Plans To Relocate U.S. Immigration Office In Twin Cities Halted

Plans to relocate the Twin Cities U.S Immigration Office have been stopped after some Minnesota lawmakers stepped in.

07/01/2014

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Twin Cities Events Honor MLK’s Legacy

People across Minnesota are remembering the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Events, big and small, will honor the Baptist minister’s work to advance civil rights with nonviolence and his mission of service.

01/20/2014

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Minnesota Vets, Lawmakers Push For End To Shutdown

In Minnesota, veterans rallied at the Vietnam Memorial in St. Paul to show their support of the national movement. They talked about the closing of the national war memorials and the suspension of death benefits to military families.

10/13/2013

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Minn. Congressional Delegation Splits Over Syria

Minnesota’s congressional delegation is split over President Barack Obama’s proposed military strike against Syria. And the split is not falling along party lines.

09/04/2013

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Rep. Ellison Tempers Take On NYC’s Weiner

Amid new sexting revelations involving New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison is offering a measured assessment of the former congressional colleague he had endorsed.

07/24/2013

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Potential Issues As 1.3M Minnesotans Get Health Care Coverage

The push is on to get 1.3 million Minnesotans to sign up for insurance under the new health care law. The program is called MNsure, goes into effect Jan. 1, and anyone can buy health insurance through the program, though there will be significant federal subsidies for low-income patients.

07/02/2013

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Klobuchar, Ellison Demand Action On Voting Rights

Two Minnesota lawmakers called on citizens to demand action on voting rights.

07/01/2013

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Rep. Ellison Does Battle With Fox News Host

As tempers continued to flare up over the looming sequester deal in Washington, Rep. Keith Ellison let loose on a Fox News television host on Tuesday.

02/27/2013

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Talking Points: White House And The Sequester

This is the week you will be hearing an awful lot about the sequester. That’s the package of $85 billion in cuts that begin to go into effect on Friday if a deal is not reached between the White House and Republican leaders in Congress.

02/24/2013

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Minn. Rep. Ellison Back In U.S. After Africa Trip

Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison is back in the United States after spending time in Somalia, a rare destination for a member of Congress.

02/23/2013

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How Minnesota Delegates Voted On Fiscal Cliff Bill

Although the majority of the Minnesota delegation in the U.S. House and both Senators voted for the measure avoiding the cliff, it was a mixed bag and not necessarily along partisan lines.

01/02/2013

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Talking Points: The Gun Laws Discussion After A Shooting

After each and every mass shooting, there is the inevitable discussion of changes in our gun laws. But with this tragedy and the loss of so many very young lives, it appears the discussion is one that may last beyond the news cycle of a few days, or even a week.

12/16/2012

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Rep. Ellison, Chris Fields Debate On WCCO Radio

The candidates in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District don’t exactly see eye-to-eye on a number of issues, and it was made evident today live on WCCO Radio.

10/11/2012

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Rep. Ellison Condemns Attacks On Libya

The killings and the attacks on U.S. Embassies in Libya and Egypt are being condemned by the first Muslim elected to the US House — Rep. Keith Ellison.

09/12/2012

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Talking Points: Ellison Says Allegations Are ‘Ridiculous’

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann continues to not respond to critics who are upset with her comments linking government officials, including fellow Minnesota Congressman Keith Elison to Muslim extremists.

07/22/2012

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Rep. Walz Has Huge Fundraising Edge In Race

Whoever emerges from the Republican Party to face Democratic Rep. Tim Walz will be at a financial disadvantage in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District.

04/16/2012

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Franken’s 2nd Hotdish Off Ends In Bipartisan Tie

If any political pundits were hoping to use the results of this year’s Minnesota hotdish contest as any sort of bellwether for the upcoming 2012 elections, they may be disappointed to hear the event ended in a tie.

03/07/2012

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Rep. Ellison: Burning Korans Not Against Islamic Law

The only Muslim member of Congress is offering a unique perspective on an issue that’s led to deadly protests in Afghanistan.

02/28/2012

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Ellison: Congress’ Bill Will Cut MN Infrastructure Funding

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison is warning that money needed to fix crumbling bridges in our state may be cut by a bill going through Congress.

02/24/2012

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