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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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Sex Trafficking Case Set To Start In Nashville

After days of selecting jurors, attorneys are set to give opening arguments on Monday in the trial of more than a dozen people accused in a sex trafficking ring run by Somali gangs that reached from Minnesota to Tennessee.

03/26/2012

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Minn. Money-Transfer Shops Stop Taking Somali Cash

Money-transfer businesses that cater to Somali immigrants in Minnesota have stopped accepting money bound for the East African country, a day before a key bank was due to stop processing the transactions.

12/29/2011

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Somali Refugee Admits To Aiding Terror Group

A 25-year-old Somali refugee living in San Diego has pleaded guilty to sending money to a group of men from Minnesota who joined the al-Shabab terror group fighting in her African homeland.

12/01/2011

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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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