• Minneapolis joins Muslim community developers to offer new financing
    The City of Minneapolis is joining with the African Development Center to offer a new financing option for small businesses, aimed primarily at Muslims.April 11, 2007
  • Rochester's Muslims reach out
    The Rochester mosque is hosting monthly open houses for non-Muslims. The goal is to combat ignorance in a time when cultural tensions are high.March 22, 2007
  • Arizona governor: Immigration reform is urgent
    Gov. Janet Napolitano, D-Ariz., called on Congress to pass immigration reforms Tuesday in a speech at the National Press Club. Napolitano, chair of the National Governors Association, proposed tougher border security, a temporary worker program and more cooperation with Mexico.Midday, February 28, 2007
  • False documents: A lucrative business
    It's been nearly three months since federal immigration raids at six Swift meatpacking plants, including one in Worthington. The raids targeted workers using fake work papers to secure employment. There's little evidence to suggest the raid has had any effect on either the supply or demand for fake and stolen documents.February 28, 2007
  • DFLers introduce immigration reform package
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty's longstanding opposition to a higher education bill for immigrants hasn't deterred DFL lawmakers from pushing for the measure again this year.February 14, 2007
  • The future of U.S. -Mexico relations
    A former top Mexican envoy talks about President Bush's immigration reform proposal and how the U.S., Canada and Mexico can form an economic power to rival Europe.Midmorning, February 1, 2007
  • What rights does an immigrant have?
    The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids on Swift meatpacking plants could produce a rash of lawsuits. Immigration lawyers say some people were wrongly detained while federal officials say the actions were completely legal.December 29, 2006
  • The culture of light explored
    Paying homage to light this time of year crosses many religions and cultures. What is it about light that resonates so deeply with the human spirit?December 21, 2006
  • Food shelves, others offer help after immigration raid
    Families affected by this week's immigration raid at the Swift meatpacking plant in Worthington are turning to food shelves for help. Supplies are on their way, but more are needed.December 15, 2006
  • Immigration raids could affect wages, meat prices
    This week's immigration raids on Swift meatpacking plants could change the industry if crackdowns spread to other slaughterhouses, potentially forcing companies to pay higher wages and raising the price of meat for consumers, industry experts said.December 15, 2006
  • Latino newspapers toning down immigration raid coverage
    The largest Latino newspaper in Minnesota is treading carefully around the story of the immigration and identity theft arrests at Swift meatpacking plants in Worthington and elsewhere.December 14, 2006
  • No slowdown in illegal document trade
    The immigration raid this week in Worthington, Minnesota hasn't stopped the vendors of fake documents.December 13, 2006
  • Fear and uncertainty in Worthington follow immigration raid
    Residents of Worthington spent the day reacting to Tuesday's immigration raid at the Swift meat-packing plant in the community. Many Swift workers scared and confused about their future, and that of their friends and relatives.December 13, 2006
  • Initial impact of the Swift raid
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Worthington Mayor Alan Oberloh about how the raid is affecting the town.December 13, 2006
  • Feds raid meat-packing plant in Minnesota
    Federal agents raided a southwest Minnesota meatpacking plant on Tuesday, searching for illegal immigrants involved in an identity-theft ring.December 12, 2006

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