• Minn. lawmaker: No funds to 'pirate lovers'
    A Minnesota lawmaker said he wants to ensure that no state money goes to groups supporting pirates, after a Twin Cities-based Somali advocate said he helped get an attorney for the Somali teen facing piracy charges.April 22, 2009
  • Revisiting immigration reform during the recession
    The Obama administration is considering bringing out immigration reform proposals, perhaps even before the economy begins to improve.Midmorning, April 20, 2009
  • Somalis assess their life in Minnesota
    Two Somali men who are longtime Minnesota residents discuss the major concerns of Somalis living in Minnesota, including whether young men are being recruited to fight with terrorists.Midday, April 15, 2009
  • Children of the deported
    It's a story that's made headlines for years -- immigrants who are living in the U.S. illegally are detained and sent back to their home countries. A lot of times, they leave families behind, including U.S.-born kids.April 14, 2009
  • Earlier Somali money transfer case went nowhere
    Searches by federal agents at three money-transfer businesses in Minneapolis that cater to the Somali community last week recall another time similar businesses came under scrutiny here, a major international investigation that produced few results.April 13, 2009
  • Somalis in Minnesota react to barrage of bad news
    Somalia has been dominating the headlines in recent weeks, with various news stories in Minnesota and around the world focusing on events related to that African country. Somalis in Minnesota are reacting in various ways to the avalanche of publicity about their homeland.April 10, 2009
  • FBI raids Minn. money transfer businesses
    Federal agents searched three money-transfer businesses in Minneapolis on Wednesday, carrying away boxes of documents and copying computer hard drives for details of transactions between the U.S. and several African nations.April 8, 2009
  • Joseph Boyden writes about native dichotomy
    Joseph Boyden just won Canada's top literary prize for his book "Through Black Spruce." It's the story of a Cree family in Northern Ontario, but it demonstrates how modern native life includes many worlds.April 3, 2009
  • Report : Higher rate of Somali kids in Mpls autism programs
    Somali parents in Minnesota have been anguishing over the unusually high number of their children who are in special education classes for autism in the Minneapolis schools. Today the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed those observations, and said it would try to determine why it's happening.March 31, 2009
  • 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

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