1st-Generation Woman Helps Others Navigate A Multicultural LifeWhen 17-year-old Nasri Maktel realized others needed a boost, she started "Female Refugees of the Future," an organization that provides community, mentorship and college counseling to immigrant, refugee and first-generation women.
1st Somali-American In Miss Minnesota USA Competition A Somali-American woman is setting out to make a statement by competing for the title of Miss Minnesota USA.
Light Sentences For 2 Men Who Cooperated In ISIS CaseTwo men who cooperated with authorities investigating a Minnesota-based conspiracy to join the Islamic State group in Syria were rewarded with light sentences Monday, but a third who chose not to help prosecutors got a 10-year sentence from a federal judge who still cut him a break partly because his parents have become active in the campaign against terrorist recruiting within the state's large Somali community.
Rep. Ellison Calls For DOJ Investigation Into Shooting Of Muslim MenRep. Keith Ellison has penned a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, calling for a Department of Justice investigation into a possible hate crime against five Somali-American men in Minneapolis.
Play Written By Local Addresses Tough Issues Facing Somali ImmigrantsA Minneapolis spoken word artist is launching a project designed to tackle issues that are tough for many Somali immigrants to talk about.
Somali American Task Force Condemns Latest ISIS VideoSome members of Minnesota's Muslim community are lashing out against a terror recruitment video released on New Year's Day.
10th Minn. Man Charged With Helping Others Join ISIS Due In CourtA tenth Minnesota man charged with providing material to support terrorists in Syria and Iraq is set to appear in court Thursday morning.
4 Things To Know: Terror Suspect Arrested, No Child Left Behind, Vikings & MoreFrom the arrest of a 10th terror suspect in Minnesota to the race for the Golden Globes, here's a look at the top stories for December 10, 2015.
Man Expected To Plead Guilty To Terror ChargesOne of the Minnesota men accused of planning to travel to Syria to join ISIS is expected to plead guilty to terror charges. Federal court records show that change of plea notice was filed for Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman.
Trial Set For 7 Somali American Men Accused Of Trying To Join ISISA hearing was held Wednesday morning at the Federal Courthouse in Minneapolis for seven Minnesota men accused of plotting to join ISIS. The seven Somali Americans have pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
Federal Judge Takes Nuanced Approach In US Terrorism CasesU.S. District Judge Michael Davis had seen this in his courtroom before — a young Somali-American who hadn't previously been a troublemaker was now accused of conspiring to leave the U.S. and join the Islamic State group.
Facing Child Support, Minneapolis Man Joins The JihadAbdifatah Ahmed struggled for years to make ends meet. After losing his $15-an-hour job fueling airliners in Minneapolis, the Somali-American father of nine survived on low-wage jobs and public assistance. He complained about working hard, but never having enough money. His circumstances worsened when he was ordered to pay more than $700 a month to support three of his children — including one less than a year old.
Cell Video Shows Cop Allegedly Threatening To Break Teen Suspect's LegA smartphone appears to have captured a Minneapolis police officer threatening a teenager. Seventeen-year-old Faysal Mohamed says the video -- recorded on March 18 -- shows an officer talking to his friend after they were pulled over.
Mpls. City Council Expected To Swear In More Diverse MembersVoters in Minneapolis have sent a Somali-American to their city council for the first time, a sign of the immigrant community's growing strength in the city. Abdi Warsame took 64 percent of the vote in Tuesday's election, well ahead of incumbent Robert Lilligren.
Local Actor Talks About Role In 'Capt. Phillips'A newly discovered actor from Minneapolis is already getting some Oscar buzz, even though his movie hasn't opened in local theaters yet. Captain Phillips tells the true-life story about a band of Somali pirates who overtook an American cargo ship in 2009.