• Senators call on U.S. to press Thailand on Hmong refugees
    Seven U.S. senators, including all four from Minnesota and Wisconsin, want Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to look into Thailand's repatriation of more than 800 ethnic Hmong to Laos.June 26, 2008
  • One graduate's journey from Sudan to Gates scholarship
    A Sudanese refugee graduating from Fridley High School says she hopes to use her education to help save some of those she left behind.June 5, 2008
  • Hundreds rally for immigration rights
    Hundreds of immigrant rights supporters held a rally and march at the Capitol today to mark International Workers' Day, and call for immigration reform.May 1, 2008
  • Director examines the human side of immigration
    Film director Tom McCarthy is drawing raves for his new film "The Visitor." The film examines the complicated realities of U.S. immigration policy.April 24, 2008
  • Case stemming from Willmar immigration arrests gets smaller
    A federal lawsuit from last year's immigration raid in Willmar was whittled down when a judge dismissed counts against the U.S. government and authorities acting in their government roles.April 24, 2008
  • Tibetans hold vigil in St. Paul
    About 2,000 Tibetans live in the Twin Cities, the largest population in the United States outside New York City.April 10, 2008
  • Tibetan activists to hold vigil today at state capitol
    Activists angered over China's crackdown on demonstrators have tried to disrupt the global torch run building up to the Beijing Olympics. Tibetans will hold vigils, protests, and prayers around the world today, including an event at the State Capitol in St. Paul this afternoon.April 10, 2008
  • Book explores history through the story of one family
    In a new book Southwest State University historian Joseph Amato traces the story of his family across North America and Europe. In "Jacob's Well: A Case for Rethinking Family History," Amato talks about his ancestors and uses their stories to put a human face on historical events.March 12, 2008
  • Somalis get another 18-month extension to live in U.S.
    The Bush administration has granted Somalis living in the United States under temporary protected status an extra 18 months in this country.March 10, 2008
  • Students march for Minnesota Dream Act
    Hundreds of teenagers marched to the state Capitol Tuesday morning to show support for what's known as the Minnesota Dream Act. Despite the show of enthusiasm, the legislation has little chance of passing this year.March 4, 2008
  • Why does this man live in Minnesota?
    One family in Minnesota can trace its roots to a man who came to the state from Philadelphia in the 19th century, because he was told that the climate could cure tuberculosis.March 4, 2008
  • Federal charges filed against van driver in Cottonwood bus crash
    Olga Marino Franco del Cid is charged with identity theft and false representation of a Social Security number.February 29, 2008
  • Fatal bus crash spurs immigration debate
    The bus crash that killed four students last week near Cottonwood has sharpened the debate over illegal immigration in some Minnesota communities.February 26, 2008
  • Author Manil Suri uses fiction to explore India
    Indian-born author Manil Suri burst onto the literary scene in early 2001 with his novel, "The Death of Vishnu." Now he's completed his second work, "The Age of Shiva."February 21, 2008
  • Walz calls for tighter border security
    Minn. Rep. Tim Walz returned Saturday from a fact-finding trip to the U.S.-Mexico border. He visited the border near El Paso, Texas, to inspect some of the technology and security measures used by the Department of Homeland Security.January 26, 2008

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