Man Charged In Vandalism Spree Against Somali-Owned BusinessesA 36-year-old man has been charged with hate crimes and property damage after several Somali-owned businesses in Minneapolis had their windows smashed last week.
St. Cloud Man Charged After Deer Carcasses Dumped On Somalis' CarsProsecutors charged a central Minnesota man with a gross misdemeanor Wednesday but not a hate crime for allegedly having his teenage son dump bloody deer carcasses on the hoods of two cars owned by Somali Minnesotans. The Stearns County Attorney's office charged 62-year-old Daniel Dorian Knowlen of St. Cloud with contributing to the delinquency of a child. The charge carries a maximum sentence of a year in jail and a $3,000 fine.
Mariam Mohamed Brings Somali Delicacy To The Masses With ‘Hoyo’ Sambusas“Hoyo” is the Somali word for “mother.” “Hoyo” is also the name of a startup that is catching the attention of food lovers all over the Twin Cities. Mariam Mohamed of Shoreview heads up a kitchen operation in full swing in Bloomington.
Dead Deer Left On Cars Outside Of St. Cloud YMCASt. Cloud police are investigating a disturbing find on the hoods of two cars Wednesday night. Someone put deer carcasses on two cars parked at the St. Cloud YMCA.
‘Sad Day For All Of Us’: Community Remembers MN Man Killed In Somalia BombingA Minnesota man killed in a bombing in Somalia is being remembered for his smile, and for being such a hard worker.
Somali Advocates Vow To Continue Work In MinnesotaIn a busy office in the heart of Minneapolis' largest Somali neighborhood, about a dozen young men and women lined up at computers to work on resumes or apply for jobs.
Minnesota Somali Community Condemns Mall StabbingsLeaders of the Somali community in central Minnesota are condemning the stabbing of nine people at a mall.
HBO Orders Pilot On Drama Set In Minneapolis’ Somali CommunityHBO has reportedly ordered a pilot from Oscar-winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow on a drama set in Minneapolis about the city’s Somali community.
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.
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?
Attorneys For Terror Defendants Ask For ID Of InformantNew court documents show an informant who gave authorities information about seven men who face trial for plotting to join the Islamic State group was paid nearly $42,000 over less than five months of work. The documents were filed Thursday by attorneys for six of the men charged with conspiracy to provide support to a foreign terror group.
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.
Talking Points: Use Of Paid Informant Causes Concern In Somali CommunityUnprecedented security is expected Tuesday when four of six Minnesota terror suspects arrested last month appear in federal court in Minneapolis.
U.S. Attorney Meets With Somali Community To Talk Terror RecruitmentThere was a second town hall meeting at the Philips Community Center in Minneapolis Saturday to talk about terror recruiting in the Somali community.
Somali Leaders Look To Strengthen Community, Stop Terror RecruitingLocal Somali leaders met in Minneapolis Saturday evening, saying they have to find a way together to strengthen their community and stop terror recruiting.