HBO Orders Pilot On Drama Set In Minneapolis’ Somali CommunityHBO has reportedly ordered a pilot from Oscar-winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow on a drama set in Minneapolis about the city’s Somali community.
White House Backing Program To Curb ISIS Recruiting In MinnesotaA quarter of ISIS recruits from the United States have come from Minnesota, as the state's large Somali community is often targeted by terrorist recruiters.
Minnesota Businesses Join Fight Against Extremist RecruitingAt dinners with imams, meetings with youth and even large community forums, Minnesota's U.S. attorney kept asking members of the state's Somali community the same question: What could he do to stop terrorist recruiting that had already lured dozens of young men and women overseas?
Attorneys For Terror Defendants Ask For ID Of InformantNew court documents show an informant who gave authorities information about seven men who face trial for plotting to join the Islamic State group was paid nearly $42,000 over less than five months of work. The documents were filed Thursday by attorneys for six of the men charged with conspiracy to provide support to a foreign terror group.
Bird Flu-Related Layoffs Harming Faribault's Economy, ResidentsIt has been nearly three weeks since the last reported case of the bird flu in Minnesota. But the state has been hit hard since the outbreak began in March. About nine million turkeys and more than 100 farms have been lost.
Talking Points: Use Of Paid Informant Causes Concern In Somali CommunityUnprecedented security is expected Tuesday when four of six Minnesota terror suspects arrested last month appear in federal court in Minneapolis.
U.S. Attorney Meets With Somali Community To Talk Terror RecruitmentThere was a second town hall meeting at the Philips Community Center in Minneapolis Saturday to talk about terror recruiting in the Somali community.
Somali Leaders Look To Strengthen Community, Stop Terror RecruitingLocal Somali leaders met in Minneapolis Saturday evening, saying they have to find a way together to strengthen their community and stop terror recruiting.
Somali Families Rally At State Capitol Over Terror ArrestsDozens of local Somali families gathered at the State Capitol Saturday afternoon, calling for the release of six terror suspects. They're calling for the government to stop what they see as attacks against them, and say the young men were set up.
Somali Community Organizer Offers Insight Into Terrorism ArrestsSix men are now charged with conspiring to provide and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. A local community organizer says a three-pronged approach is needed: law enforcement, intervention and prevention.
Luger Releases Minnesota Anti-Radicalization PlanU.S. Attorney Andy Luger is releasing some details of a plan aimed at preventing the radicalization of Minnesota Somali youth. Luger met Monday with local law enforcement and Somali community leaders to discuss the outlines of the project.
Girls' Journey Renews Fears Of Terror RecruitingThe case of three teenage girls who possibly tried to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about terror groups' use of social media to recruit people inside the United States.