Some Somali young men in Minnesota fall prey to gangs, guns and religious radicalization.
Somali refugees struggle to adjust to life in Minnesota and the psychological fallout of wartime trauma.
Stories of young Somalis helping each other and succeeding in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis.
The Somali community in Minnesota is struggling with poverty and violence but there are also many stories of success.
Images of the Somali community in Minnesota
Tens of thousands of Somalis escaped a brutal civil war, and now call Minnesota home. These are the stories of young Somalis confronting violence in their community, and struggling with the psychological scars that the bloodshed in their homeland left behind.
Somalis in Minnesota share their stories of struggle and triumph.
More Somalis live in Minnesota than anywhere in the United States. Here is a closer look at how Somali refugees fit in to Minnesota's history of immigration.
More about the violent Islamist guerilla group in Somalia that allegedly recruited Twin Cities men.
MPR's Laura Yuen has spent more than a year reporting on Minnesota’s Somali community. She initially focused on the investigation of young men who allegedly went to Somalia to fight with an extremist group. Her interest in Somali youth inspired "Civil War Kids."
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