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Esme’s Blog: Stereotyping Minnesota’s Somali Community

This week, as network television crews descended on the Twin Cities to report on the still unconfirmed Minnesota connection to the Kenyan mall attack, young Somalis, most of them American citizens, felt they were being seen, just because of their ethnicity, as supporters of the terror group al-Shabaab.

09/28/2013

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Mpls. Group Combats Al-Shabaab’s Recruiting Early On

The FBI is investigating to see if Minnesotans and Americans were involved in the terrorist attack at a Kenya mall. But so far FBI Agent Kyle Loven said there is no specific evidence that Minnesotans were part of the attack.

09/25/2013

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Doubts Remain Among MN’s Somali Community

It’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.

09/24/2013

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Minn. Somali Leaders Condemn Kenya Mall Attack

The Twin Cities Somali community is wondering whether two of its own are involved in the Kenyan mall attack that killed 62 people. There have been reports that two of the attackers are from the Twin Cities.

09/23/2013

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Good Question: How Diverse Is Minnesota?

In the land of lutefisk and Uff-da, it appears there are fewer Sven and Oles. According to new data released by the U.S. Census, the faces of Minnesota are changing.

09/19/2013

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Somali Man Can Withdraw Appeal In Terror Case

A man sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in a pipeline that funneled young men from Minnesota to a terrorist group in Somalia is being allowed to withdraw his appeal.

09/03/2013

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Somali Community Leaders Respond To Terror Recruitment Video

The Somali community in Minnesota is doing everything it can to stop terror groups from recruiting men from the Twin Cities.

08/09/2013

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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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