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Mpls. Man Gets 6 Months For Assaulting Somali

A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for assaulting an 83-year-old Somali man.

11/29/2011

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Homeland Security Sec. Talks Mpls-Linked Terrorism

After a suicide bombing in Somalia this past weekend was linked to a young man from Minneapolis, homeland security is on the minds of law enforcement here. Amelia Santaniello had the chance to ask Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napalitano about it Tuesday.

11/02/2011

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Resolution On St. Cloud Harassment Complaints

A tentative agreement to resolve complaints that Somali students were harassed in St. Cloud calls for the school district to report any future incidents to the U.S. Department of Education.

10/24/2011

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Defendant In Minn. Somali Case Pleads Not Guilty

A judge has ordered a Somali man jailed until his trial on charges he helped finance fighters for the terror group al-Shabab.

10/20/2011

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FBI Began Investigating Minn. Women In Summer 2008

An FBI agent testifying in the trial of two Minnesota women accused of funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia says authorities began investigating them in the summer of 2008.

10/06/2011

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Somali Man Gets Release Revoked After Violation

A Somali man who was to be released to his family’s home pending sentencing on terror charges will remain in custody.

09/30/2011

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Defendant In Minn. Somali Case Gets Own Interpreter

A Somali man accused of helping finance fighters for the terror group al-Shabab will be allowed to have his own court interpreter.

09/30/2011

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Transcripts Hint At Evidence In Minn. Terror Case

Transcripts of secretly recorded phone calls shed some light on the case against a man suspected of helping young Somali men leave Minnesota to join al-Shabab.

09/23/2011

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Somali Language At Issue In Terror Suspect Case

Attorneys for a Somali man accused of helping finance fighters for the terror group al-Shabab say they want their own interpreter.

09/16/2011

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Somali Language At Issue In Terror Suspect Case

A U.S. court hearing is scheduled to resume for a Somali man accused of helping finance fighters for the terror group al-Shabab.

09/16/2011

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Minn. Terror Suspect Sent Home To Await Sentencing

A Somali man who’s been in custody more than two years on terror charges will be released to his parents’ home in Minnesota under strict conditions while he awaits sentencing, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

09/07/2011

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News Regarding Famine Gets Worse For Somalis

For the tens of thousands of Somalis living in Minnesota, the news just got worse regarding famine in their homeland.

09/05/2011

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Minn. Somali Man Pleads Guilty To Terror Charge

A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to a terror-related charge for helping recruit men to travel to Somalia to take up arms with the terror group al-Shabab.

07/18/2011

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Minn. Woman IDs Alleged Suicide Bomber As Stepson

A St. Paul Somali woman has identified a man thought to have been involved in a suicide bombing in Somalia as her stepson, Farah Mohamed Beledi.

06/07/2011

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Somali Youth Discuss Radicalization At Forum

The imam of a central Ohio mosque says the area’s Somali community has tried to prevent radicalization among its younger members in recent years.

04/23/2011

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Feds Question Supporters Of Ohio Somali Leader

Federal authorities have been questioning several U.S.-based supporters of an American citizen originally from Somalia who leads a group that advocates for the rights of people living in the northern part of the embattled African country, The Associated Press has learned.

04/02/2011

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Autism Fears, Measles Spike Among Minn. Somalis

Health officials struggling to contain a measles outbreak that’s hit hard in Minneapolis’ large Somali community are running into resistance from parents who fear the vaccine could give their children autism.

04/02/2011

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Feds Question Supporters Of Ohio Somali Leader

The Ohio-based president of a group representing three territories in northern Somalia has drawn the attention of federal prosecutors.

04/02/2011

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Hearing Canceled For Somali Held On Terror Charges

A Somali man who has been in custody for more than two years on terror-related charges is expected to ask a federal judge in Minneapolis Monday to be released while he waits to be sentenced.

03/28/2011

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Local Muslims Respond To Congressional Hearings

Emotions were high during Congressional hearings on terrorism. Members from several Muslim and Somali American groups gathered to watch the hearings.

03/10/2011

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As Somali Gangs Evolve, So Does Enforcement

The girl was 12 when the gangsters told her the rule: They would sell her for sex to men outside the gang, but members of the Somali Outlaws or the Somali Mafia would use her for free.

02/06/2011

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Survey: Nearly 1 In 3 US Somalis Live In Minnesota

Nearly one in three people with Somali ancestry in the United States now live in the Minnesota, which has the largest concentration in the country, according to government data released Tuesday.

12/14/2010

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