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Families, Agents Testify In Minn. Al-Shabab Case

The mother of a young Somali man who died after leaving Minnesota to fight with al-Shabab openly wept when shown photos of his body Wednesday during the trial of a man accused of directing young expatriates to join the terror group in Somalia.

10/03/2012

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Minn. Trial Could Expose Al-Shabab Recruiting

A trial begins Monday for a Minnesota man accused of helping finance fighters for al-Shabab in Somalia.

09/30/2012

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More Minnesotan Somalis Recruited Into Terror

A leader in the Somali community confirmed that Omar Farah is the latest young man to be recruited into Al-Shabaab – the Somalia-based cell of the militant Islamist group al-Qaeda.

09/22/2012

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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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Judge Reconsiders Charge For Woman Who Refused To Stand

A federal judge will reconsider his penalty for a woman who refused to stand in court.

06/05/2012

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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 Begins Deliberating In Sex Trafficking Trial

A federal jury will continue deliberations Tuesday in the trial of nine defendants accused in a sexual trafficking ring operated by Somali gang members.

04/30/2012

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Sex Trafficking Trial Faces Series Of Delays

A federal trial involving more than a dozen defendants accused in a sex trafficking ring run by Somali gangs has faced a series of delays.

04/05/2012

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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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Somalis To Close Accounts If Policy Isn’t Changed

Minnesota is home to the largest Somali community in the nation, and Saturday people across the metro rallied against a banking policy that affects the Somali community.

03/03/2012

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Man Pleads Guilty To Helping Somali Terrorist Group

A Somali-American man admitted Monday that he helped raise money so others could travel from Minnesota to join the terror group al-Shabab in Somalia, and that he sent money to Somalia so one of those travelers could buy a firearm.

02/06/2012

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Minn. Somalis Close Well Fargo Accounts In Money Transfer Protest

At a mid-town Wells Fargo bank a large group of Minnesota Somalis gathered Friday to remove their money from the bank and protest.

01/13/2012

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Minn. Hawala To Re-Open With Small Money Transfers

A money transfer business that sends remittances from Minnesota to Somalia says it will re-open Friday to allow transfers in small dollar amounts.

01/06/2012

Somali bank protest

Minn. Somalis Rally Over Money-Transfer Closing

Hundreds of Minnesota Somalis are rallying to draw attention to the closing of businesses they use to send money back to Somalia.

12/30/2011

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Reprieve For US Somalis On Money Transfer Issue

A bank that handles the majority of money transfers from Minnesota to Somalia said Friday it would continue that service until Dec. 30, allowing funds to keep flowing into the war-torn and famine-stricken country while officials discuss ways to reduce the bank’s risk.

12/09/2011

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