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Investigation Begins After Teacher Restrains Student In YouTube Video

A YouTube video shows a Champlin Park High School teacher restraining a Somali student after the student had been in a fight with a classmate. Now members of the Somali community are questioning how the school district handled the situation — and are saying the teacher went too far.

05/28/2013

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Sentencings Approach In Somali Terror Case

Nine people convicted in a government investigation of terror recruitment and financing for an al-Qaida-linked group in Somalia are to be sentenced this week in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.

05/11/2013

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Sentencings Approach In Somali Terror Case

Nine people convicted in a government investigation of terror recruitment and financing for an al-Qaida-linked group in Somalia are to be sentenced this week in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.

05/10/2013

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US Bancorp To Open Somali Money Transfer Account

U.S. Bancorp has agreed to open an account that will allow Somalis living in Minnesota to send money to relatives in Somalia.

04/16/2013

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US Jury Convicts 4 Somali Men Of Terrorist Support

A federal jury in San Diego on Friday convicted four Somali immigrants — including an imam from a local mosque — of conspiring to funnel money to a terrorist group in their native country.

02/22/2013

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Officials Address Tensions Following High School Brawl

Five days after a racially charged brawl between hundreds of students at a Minneapolis high school, parents and community leaders are expressing concerns that enough is not being done to prevent future problems.

02/19/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Helping South High

In the aftermath of Thursday’s Minneapolis South High brawl involving more than 200 students, everyone from the police, to students, to school administrators agree it could have been so much worse.

02/16/2013

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H.S. Class Teaches Somali Children Their Parents’ Language

Minnesota has the largest Somali population in the nation, with an estimated population of 32,000 people. Some young Somalis find they even have a language gap with their own parents who can’t speak English.

01/23/2013

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Somali Woman Linked To al-Shabab Gets Prison For Support

A Somali-born woman has been sentenced in San Diego to eight years in prison for routing money to a terrorist organization in her native country.

12/11/2012

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Feds: Suspect Sent ‘Cannon Fodder’ To Somalia

A Minnesota terrorism suspect accused of sending men from Minnesota to their native Somalia to join an al-Qaida-linked group, al-Shabab, used them as “cannon fodder,” a prosecutor said Wednesday.

10/17/2012

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Judge Reinstates Contempt Charges For Somali Woman

A federal judge in Minnesota has reinstated the contempt charges for a Somali woman who refused to stand for the court during the first two days of her trial on terror charges.

09/18/2012

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Court Nixes Most Contempt Counts In MN Terror Case

A federal appeals court has thrown out 19 of the 20 contempt-of-court citations against a Rochester woman convicted of funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia.

06/04/2012

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Jury Deliberates Monday In Sex Trafficking Case

A federal jury will begin deliberating in Nashville on Monday in the trial of nine defendants accused in a child sexual trafficking conspiracy operated by Somali gangs.

04/27/2012

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Prosecutors Conclude Sex Trafficking Case

Federal prosecutors have finished their case against a group of nine defendants charged in a conspiracy to commit sexual trafficking of children operated by Somali gangs.

04/25/2012

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Witness Says At Trial She Was A Prostitute At 12

A trial has begun in Nashville for nine Somali defendants charged with running a multi-state child sex trafficking ring.

04/09/2012

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