Mpls. Officials: Men Tried To Kidnap Woman Outside Of StoreMinneapolis city officials say several men tried to kidnap a woman in broad daylight as she walked up to a store Thursday afternoon. The woman says she was about to go into a business on the 300 block of Lake Street West at about 3 p.m.
White House Backing Program To Curb ISIS Recruiting In MinnesotaA quarter of ISIS recruits from the United States have come from Minnesota, as the state's large Somali community is often targeted by terrorist recruiters.
Gov. Dayton Leads Discussion On St. Cloud Race RelationsPeople gathered in St. Cloud Tuesday to have an honest conversation about race. About 150 people -- including Gov. Mark Dayton, the mayor of St. Cloud and the city's police chief -- were on hand at the Great River Regional Library to help lead the conversation.
Minnesota Businesses Join Fight Against Extremist RecruitingAt dinners with imams, meetings with youth and even large community forums, Minnesota's U.S. attorney kept asking members of the state's Somali community the same question: What could he do to stop terrorist recruiting that had already lured dozens of young men and women overseas?
2 Minnesota Women Convicted On Terror Charges Appeal AgainTwo Minnesota women who were convicted of conspiring to funnel money to a Somali terror group are seeking a rehearing after losing their first appeal. Thirty-nine-year-old Amina Farah Ali and 68-year-old Hawo Mohamed Hassan were convicted in 2011 on counts that included conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
Arab Museum Exhibit Depicts Lives Of Somali Men In MinnesotaAn exhibit depicting the lives of young Somali men in Minnesota has opened at the Arab American National Museum — the first time it has featured artists or subjects from the African nation of Somalia.
St. Cloud Protesters Say Speaker Made Negative Comments About Somali RefugeesAccusations of racism are dividing one Minnesota community. A group protested in St. Cloud Saturday after a speaker allegedly talked about the effects of Somali immigrants moving to the city.
Bird Flu-Related Layoffs Harming Faribault's Economy, ResidentsIt 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.
WCCO Radio Hosts Town Hall Meeting With Somali-American CommunityCommunity members came together tonight for a town hall meeting focusing on issues important to Minnesota's Somali-Americans. WCCO Radio's John Williams moderated the event.
Home Grown: The Somali-American Struggle – How Somalians First Came To Minnesota"Home Grown, the Somali-American Struggle," looks into the lives of the Somali population in Minnesota. In the first part of this series, WCCO's Al Schoch tells us who these people are and what they left behind in their homeland.
Community-Led Task Force Looking To Curb Terror RecruitmentLate Thursday afternoon, members of the Somali community in Minneapolis announced a new effort to try to stop the recruitment of terrorists.
Some Muslim Groups Concerned About Terror Prevention ProgramAbout 40 mosques and Muslim organizations in Minnesota are raising concerns about a federal program designed to fight terror recruiting.