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Flow Of Money From US To Somalia Faces Disruption

Tens of thousands of Somalis living in Minnesota might be forced to find another way to send money to relatives in their homeland after a bank that handles the majority of the community’s wire transfers said it was halting the service amid fears some funds could go to terrorists.

12/09/2011

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Somalis Sought In Mpls. For Tom Hanks Movie

Sony Pictures is seeking Somalis in Minneapolis to appear in a new Tom Hanks movie, “Capt. Phillips.”

11/04/2011

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School Board Ends Somali Discrimination Probe

The St. Cloud School Board has approved an agreement which ends an investigation into complaints that Somali students were being harassed.

10/28/2011

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Minn. District To Vote On Civil Rights Deal

The St. Cloud school board is set to approve an agreement that would settle a federal civil rights investigation into the alleged harassment of Somali students at two high schools.

10/27/2011

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Local Somalis Mobilize For Famine Relief In Their Homeland

UNICEF estimates that more than three million children are suffering in Somalia’s famine. Various relief efforts are underway in Minneapolis, which is home to the largest Somali immigrant community in the United States.

07/22/2011

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Prosecutors Outline Recruitment Of US Somalis

A federal court filing in Minneapolis sheds new light on the way prosecutors believe Somali men living in Minnesota were recruited to fight with a terror group in their homeland.

07/15/2011

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Minn. Somalis Support Homeland’s Prime Minister

Thousands of Somalis in Minnesota are expected to show support for the new prime minister of their homeland.

07/10/2011

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Not Guilty Plea For Minn. Man In Somali Case

A Minnesota man accused of helping young Somalis travel from the U.S. to fight in their homeland has pleaded not guilty.

05/02/2011

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Mpls. Indians, Somalis, Try To Bridge Differences

Longtime American Indian residents in a poor Minneapolis neighborhood and some of their new neighbors from Somalia are struggling to get along. A handful of alleged attacks against women and elders haven’t helped.

03/31/2011

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Minn. Muslims, Somalis Watch Terrorism Hearing

A congressional panel investigating homegrown terrorism in America displayed sharp divisions Thursday over how to frame the discussion, reflecting a country still struggling with how best to combat terrorism nearly a decade after the Sept. 11 attacks.

03/10/2011

Good Question: Why Did Somalis Locate Here?

It is perhaps the least likely place to find tens of thousands of African refugees: the cold, snowy, middle of America. So why are there so many Somalis in Minnesota?

01/19/2011

CDC, NIH To Study Autism Among Mpls. Somalis

National health groups are joining a study into autism rates among Somalis living in Minneapolis.

01/18/2011

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