Terror Recruitment Video Highlights 'Minnesota Martyrs'A new video, aimed at recruiting jihad fighters, highlights Minnesotans who have left to fight with terrorists. Al-Shabaab released the 50-minute video Friday which was similar to past propaganda videos, featuring high-quality graphics and video editing to glorify fighting overseas.
Minnesota Expected To Exceed Refugee Numbers In 2016Minnesota is expected to get more refugees in 2016 than it has in any year in the past decade. The reported increase is a ripple effect of the migration wave sweeping the Middle East and Europe.
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.
Minn. Man Who Urged Jihad Surrenders In SomaliaA Minnesota man charged with recruiting terrorists is in custody in Africa. A State Department spokesperson tells WCCO Muhammed Abdullah Hassan, known as Mujahid Miski online, turned himself in Somalia.
8th Circuit Won't Rehear Minnesota Women's Terror CaseThe 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals won't rehear the appeal of two Minnesota women convicted of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia.
Docs Show How Minnesotans Were Allegedly Recruited By ISISCourt documents provide new details on how seven young Minnesota men were apparently recruited to join the Islamic State.
Arab Museum Exhibit Depicts Lives Of Somali Men In MinnesotaAn exhibit depicting the lives of young Somali men in Minnesota has opened at the Arab American National Museum — the first time it has featured artists or subjects from the African nation of Somalia.
Celebrate Somali Independence In MinneapolisSaturday is Minneapolis' Somali Independence Day celebration, promoting diversity and intercultural appreciation. There will be live music, food, animals and art gallery exhibits.
Cities Take Different Tacks Fighting Extremist RecruitingAs Islamic State propagandists set their sights on recruiting Western youths through slickly produced videos, newscasts, blogs and tweets, U.S. cities with large Muslim populations are reaching out to fight the threat — and finding that one size does not fit all.
Community-Led Task Force Looking To Curb Terror RecruitmentLate Thursday afternoon, members of the Somali community in Minneapolis announced a new effort to try to stop the recruitment of terrorists.
Minn. Terror Suspect Returns To Twitter, Posts False InformationA fugitive Minnesota terror suspect was back on Twitter Tuesday, spreading false information about a Texas attack to ISIS sympathizers. WCCO reported Monday how the Minnesotan known as Mujahid Miski encouraged one of two gunmen involved in an attempted attack on a Texas event.
Former Minnesota Man Played Key Role In Inciting Texas Terror AttackA WCCO Investigation has found that a Minneapolis man wanted for terrorism encouraged one of the shooters in Sunday's attack at a cartoon contest in Texas. Both attackers died when a police officer returned fire at the event in Garland.
Somali Families Rally At State Capitol Over Terror ArrestsDozens of local Somali families gathered at the State Capitol Saturday afternoon, calling for the release of six terror suspects. They're calling for the government to stop what they see as attacks against them, and say the young men were set up.
Twin Cities Student Accepted To All 8 Ivy League SchoolsA Twin Cities high school student has a big -- and remarkable -- decision to make. Munira Khalif, a senior at Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul, was accepted into all eight Ivy League schools. She's one of only two students in the nation to accomplish that this year.
Sheriff Shows Think Tank How The Twin Cities Combats Violent ExtremismThe second part of that international summit held at the White House last week will take place here in Minneapolis on May 12 and 13.