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Attorneys For Terror Defendants Ask For ID Of Informant

New 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.

08/06/2015

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Bird Flu-Related Layoffs Harming Faribault’s Economy, Residents

It 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.

06/24/2015

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Talking Points: Use Of Paid Informant Causes Concern In Somali Community

Unprecedented security is expected Tuesday when four of six Minnesota terror suspects arrested last month appear in federal court in Minneapolis.

05/10/2015

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U.S. Attorney Meets With Somali Community To Talk Terror Recruitment

There was a second town hall meeting at the Philips Community Center in Minneapolis Saturday to talk about terror recruiting in the Somali community.

05/09/2015

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Somali Leaders Look To Strengthen Community, Stop Terror Recruiting

Local Somali leaders met in Minneapolis Saturday evening, saying they have to find a way together to strengthen their community and stop terror recruiting.

05/02/2015

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Somali Families Rally At State Capitol Over Terror Arrests

Dozens 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.

04/25/2015

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Somali Community Organizer Offers Insight Into Terrorism Arrests

Six 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.

04/20/2015

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Luger Releases Minnesota Anti-Radicalization Plan

U.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.

11/24/2014

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Girls’ Journey Renews Fears Of Terror Recruiting

The 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.

10/23/2014

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Anti-Terror Pilot Brings Hope To Minnesota Somalis

Some members of Minnesota’s large Somali community are excited that the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area will participate in a federal pilot program to stop terror recruiting.

09/17/2014

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Slain Somali Lawmaker Had Strong MN Ties

Minneapolis’ Somali-American community is asking the state department for a full investigation into the assassination of a well-known lawmaker from Minnesota. Saado Ali Warsame was gunned down on a main street in Mogadishu Wednesday. Her driver was also killed.

07/23/2014

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Marathon Runner Hopes To Inspire Somali Women

This Sunday, thousands will take part in the Minneapolis Marathon in both the full and half versions. One participant, Fadumo Mohamed, will be running to inspire others and change the perception of the typical runner.

05/30/2014

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Somali Community Mourns Shooting Death Of Businessman, Supporter Of Arts

The Somali-American community is mourning the death of a businessman after a shooting. Fuad Ali, 31, was gunned down in the 2600 block of Pleasant Avenue South. He was found lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the back early Wednesday morning.

12/12/2013

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Somali Community Concerned Over Suicide Bombing

The Twin Cities Somali community believes one of its own has become a suicide bomber responsible for killing 10 in Somalia. Two men blew themselves up in an attack on Saturday on an African Union base in Mogadishu.

10/30/2011

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Mogadishu Bombing Shocks Local Somali Community

A car bombing in Mogadishu has shocked the Twin Cities Somali community.

10/04/2011

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Opening Statements Conclude In Mpls Triple Slaying

Attorneys have wrapped up opening statements in the case of a Somali man accused of killing three people at a Minneapolis market.

09/12/2011

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Charities, Somali Community Send Food To Somalia

Gathered around a massive shipment of food bound for Somalia, members of the Minnesota Somali community asked for support Friday in their efforts to feed their countrymen who are starving because of severe drought.

08/12/2011

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New Campaign Would Raise Funds For Somalis In Need

Members of the Minneapolis Somali community say they’ve come up with a safe way to send aid to the more than 2 million people displaced by decades of war and a recent drought in their homeland.

04/13/2011

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Mpls. Mosque Opens Doors, Fights Radical Thinking

A Minneapolis mosque is opening its doors to connect with its neighbors after some recent terrorist attacks, responding to concerns about radicalized youths.

12/01/2010