Twin Cities Terror Suspect Changes Plea To GuiltyA Twin Cities man charged with leading a conspiracy to send several men to join ISIS changed his plea Thursday. Abdirizak Warsame, 20, is now pleading guilty to providing material support to the ISIS, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. He was originally arrested in December in Eagan.
Minnesota Part Of Anti-Extremism Pilot ProjectA community advocate who spends his days helping Somali families and a youth soccer coach who works to keep kids off the street are among those who have applied for funding through a Department of Justice program designed to combat terrorism recruiting.
Man Charged With Setting Fire At Somali Eatery Makes Court AppearanceA Minnesota man accused of setting a fire that heavily damaged a Somali restaurant in Grand Forks has made his first appearance on a federal complaint. Twenty-five-year-old Matthew Gust, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, is facing charges of malicious use of an explosive device and use of a destructive device during a crime of violence.
Finding Minnesota: Karmel PlazaMany in the Somali community turn to the Karmel Plaza in Minneapolis for traditional clothing, food and other goods. Known as the Somali mall, most of the customers and business owners are of east African descent but all are welcome.
East Grand Forks Man Charged In Somali Restaurant FireFederal prosecutors in North Dakota have filed charges against a man accused of torching a Somali restaurant in Grand Forks. A criminal complaint charges 25-year-old Matthew Gust, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, with malicious use of an explosive device and use of a destructive device during a crime of violence.
Warrant Issued For Minn. Man Suspected In Somali Restaurant ArsonAn arrest warrant has been issued in North Dakota for a Minnesota man suspected of throwing a Molotov cocktail inside a Somali restaurant.
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.