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  • Minneapolis mosque reacts to terrorist allegations
    A leader of a metro-area mosque is responding to a U.S. Senate committee after testimony yesterday linked two Twin Cities mosques with alleged terrorist recruitment.March 12, 2009
  • Senate hearing explores Minneapolis-Somalia connection
    A Minneapolis mosque is again denying allegations it's responsible for a dozen or more young Somali men leaving the U.S. to join a terrorist group in East Africa. It was one of two mosques named at a U.S. Senate committee hearing Wednesday investigating Islamic extremist recruitment in America.March 11, 2009
  • Officials: Terror worries tied to Midwest Somalis
    Senior counter-terrorism officials say an East Africa-based terrorist group that is recruiting young Somalis from Minneapolis has ties to al-Qaida insurgents.March 11, 2009
  • Novel explores the horror of West Indian slavery
    Writer Marlon James is being hailed as a new voice of Jamaican literature - which is pretty remarkable given he lives in St Paul.February 26, 2009
  • Somalis worried after suicide bomber details emerge
    FBI director Robert Mueller this week said a Minneapolis man could be the first U.S. citizen to carry out a suicide bombing overseas.February 24, 2009
  • Issues in 'The Class' echo round the world
    While may of us have strong views on schools, what actually happens in the classroom is usually only witnessed by students and teachers. This idea, coupled with the notion that schools are the foundation of society, led French film director Laurent Cantet to make "The Class." It's wowed critics around the world.February 12, 2009
  • Liberians hope for reprieve
    Liberians want either President Bush or President-elect Obama to extend their temporary residency in the U.S. That would allow about 1,000 Liberians in Minnesota to remain in the U.S. legally.January 12, 2009
  • Somali leaders concerned for families of missing
    As thousands of Twin Cities Somalis gathered Monday to celebrate an important holiday on the Muslim calendar, their leaders expressed sympathy for the families of several young men who are missing and may have gone to Somalia to fight.December 8, 2008
  • 'Latinos in America: Reinventing the American Dream'
    Hector Tobar, the son of Guatemalan immigrants, author of "Translation Nation" and Los Angeles Times Mexico City bureau chief, spoke recently during a Westminster Town Hall Forum.Midday, November 7, 2008
  • Slaughterhouse manager arrested for hiring undocumented workers
    A former manager of an Iowa slaughterhouse raided by federal immigration agents in May has been arrested on charges of hiring undocumented workers.October 30, 2008
  • Immigration officials raid southern Minnesota towns
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement took 19 people into custody during an enforcement action in south central Minnesota.October 24, 2008
  • Revamped citizenship test focuses more on concepts
    Starting today, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin implementing a redesigned naturalization test that strives to be more meaningful.October 1, 2008
  • Pueblo, USA
    The wave of immigrants from south of the border has forever changed America. Big, coastal cities have absorbed immigrants for decades. But today, immigrants are changing the culture and the economics of cities and small towns nationwide. In the South, a small town adjusts to its deepest cultural change since the Civil Rights movement. And in a Midwestern city, a neighborhood is reborn when immigrants move in -- but the rebirth comes at a price. Pueblo, USA shows how the immigrants are both a boon and a burden to their new communities.Midday, September 25, 2008
  • Macy's case highlights confusion over English-only rules
    Some Somali workers are demanding a public apology from the Macy's corporation after they say they were threatened with dismissal for speaking their native language at work.September 23, 2008
  • Film festival organizers hope to make an 'Impact' during RNC
    Some folks are coming to the RNC to get delegates to watch movies. For the four days of the Convention the non-partisan Impact Film Festival will hold free screenings of new movies about healthcare, water protection, disaster recovery and other social challenges.August 29, 2008

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