Minnesota Public Radio features by Mukhtar M. Ibrahim http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=30748 en-us Copyright 2018 Minnesota Public Radio Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:02:39 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Mukhtar M. Ibrahim http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Ex-Mpls. FBI agent pleads guilty to leaking classified info to reporter Terry Albury, who worked on counterterrorism matters in Minnesota, had been charged with retaining and leaking documents and information relating to national defense to The Intercept, an online news organization. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/17/fbi-terry-albury-pleads-guilty-leaking-info-intercept?refid=0 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:19:00 -0500 Former FBI head for Minneapolis now working for Federal Reserve Richard Thornton, the former head of FBI's Minneapolis division, has a new job at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/16/thornton-new-job-for-federal-reserve-bank?refid=0 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:50:05 -0500 Prosecutors press to keep St. Kate's terror suspect jailed Federal authorities say new evidence found on Tnuza Hassan's phone allegedly shows "terrorist propaganda" encouraging violence. The ex-St. Catherine University student was arrested for allegedly setting fires at several buildings at the university. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/13/prosecutors-press-to-keep-st-kates-terror-suspect-jailed?refid=0 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:09:26 -0500 Minnesota man pleads guilty to keeping grenades The grenades seized were part of a larger number intended to be destroyed. Instead, senior master sergeant in the United States Air Force took 33 grenades to his Cloquet home without authorization. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/10/minnesota-man-guilty-keeping-grenades?refid=0 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 16:40:45 -0500 Trump taps Dakota Co. judge as next U.S. attorney for Minnesota Erica MacDonald, a former assistant U.S. attorney for Minnesota, would replace Obama administration holdover Andrew Luger, who resigned last year. The White House announced her nomination on Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/10/trump-dakota-judge-erica-macdonald--minnesota-attorney?refid=0 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:06:16 -0500 Lawyers for ex-St. Kate student charged with trying to join terror group seek home supervision Lawyers for a 19-year-old former St. Catherine University student charged with attempting to join al-Qaida has asked the court to consider releasing Tnuza Hassan from federal detention and placing her under the supervision of her mother and sister. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/05/lawyers-for-ex-st-kate-student-want-home-supervision?refid=0 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:04:48 -0500 Suspects in mosque bombing indicted on weapons charge A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment Wednesday against four central Illinois men on charges of possessing a machine gun. Three of the men are suspected of bombing a mosque in Bloomington last summer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/04/suspects-in-bloomington-mosque-bombing-indicted-on-weapons-charge?refid=0 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 18:25:50 -0500 Records suggest Iraqi refugee's Facebook posts may lead to his deportation Shortly after the FBI found a photo of ISIS fighters on Farass Ali's Facebook page, ICE agents arrested him. Now he faces deportation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/02/records-suggest-iraqi-refugees-facebook-posts-may-lead-to-deportation?refid=0 Mon, 02 Apr 2018 15:25:36 -0500 Federal documents outline steps FBI took to investigate one of its own The Justice Department has vowed to crack down on leaks it contends undermine national security and the affidavit is the most detailed description on how the FBI used its own technology — and the records themselves — to track such leaks. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/29/document-search-warrant-application-for-minneapolis-fbi-agent-records?refid=0 Thu, 29 Mar 2018 14:28:12 -0500 Minneapolis FBI agent charged with leaking classified information to reporter Terry Albury, who was working on counterterrorism, was charged this week by the Justice Department with one count of "knowingly and willfully" transmitting documents relating to national defense to a reporter. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/28/minneapolis-fbi-agent-charged-with-leaking-classified-information?refid=0 Wed, 28 Mar 2018 15:57:48 -0500 Somali-American police group says Noor has been treated differently The Somali-American Police Association said police officers of Somali descent "believe that at bare minimum there's a double standard here." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/23/somali-american-police-group-says-noor-has-been-treated-differently-in-ruszczyk-shooting?refid=0 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:37:53 -0500 Anti-Islam speaker known to rural Minnesota heads for Twin Cities John Guandolo is expected to speak April 8 at a Bloomington hotel. The Southern Poverty Law Center describes him as one of the nation's leading anti-Muslim extremists. He's drawn crowds in the past in far northern Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/22/anti-islam-speaker-rural-minnesota-comes-bloomington?refid=0 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 04:00:00 -0500 Everything you need to know about the police shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Officer Mohamed Noor's actions the night in July he shot and killed Justine Damond Ruszczyk sent shock waves through the city that were felt across the world. Here's a guide to what we know. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/20/justine-damond-ruszczyk-mpls-police-shooting-faq?refid=0 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:00:00 -0500 Freeman: Mpls. cop Noor 'abused' deadly force in Ruszczyk shooting Officer Mohamed Noor "recklessly and intentionally fired" his gun, killing 911 caller Justine Ruszczyk in July, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Tuesday. The complaint says Ruszczyk's last words were "I'm dying" or "I'm dead." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/20/noor-booked-jail-ruszczyk?refid=0 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:48:21 -0500 Bloomington mosque bombing suspect leads anti-government militia In a series of YouTube videos posted to a channel called "Illinois Patriot" in the last two months, the leader of the group expressed his contempt for the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services, espoused anti-government views and said it's "time for resistance." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/15/bloomington-mosque-bombing-suspect-leads-anti-government-militia?refid=0 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 04:00:00 -0500 3 charged in Bloomington mosque bombing Authorities say three men from rural central Illinois are responsible for the attack on the Dar al Farooq Islamic Center last August. An informant tipped off the police. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/13/3-arrested-on-gun-charges-suspected-in-mosque-bombing?refid=0 Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:34:33 -0500 Students, schools prep for Wednesday walkout over Florida shooting Students in Minnesota and across the country plan to step out of their classrooms for 17 minutes on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland, Fla., shooting, where a 19-year-old gunman killed 17 students and staff. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/12/parkland-school-shooting-minn-students-remember?refid=0 Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:25:49 -0500 25 face federal, state charges in Duluth-area heroin ring Twelve people face federal charges for an alleged heroin distribution conspiracy that targeted a Duluth-based heroin trafficking operation, officials said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/08/25-face-federal-state-charges-in-duluth-area-heroin-ring?refid=0 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 12:06:43 -0600 FBI paid Best Buy Geek Squad techs to be informants, documents show Best Buy officials have been helping the FBI search customer's computers for at least 10 years, according to documents obtained by the nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation, which argues it could be a violation of the Fourth Amendment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/07/best-buy-geek-squad-fbi-informants?refid=0 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:35:03 -0600 al-Qaida wannabe or troubled teen? Judge mulls ex-St. Kate student's fate Prosecutors say Tnuza Hassan is a flight risk and danger to the community. On Monday, though, a Minneapolis judge asked aloud whether detention would harden her "self-radicalization." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/12/ex-st-kate-student-angry-teen-or-al-qaida-wannabe?refid=0 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:51:09 -0600 Prosecutors: Former St. Kate's student accused of arson left her family multiple times On two separate occasions in the last five months, Tnuza Hassan's family reported her missing to law enforcement, according to a memorandum in support of her detention filed Friday evening by federal prosecutors. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/09/prosecutors-say-st-kate-student-accused-of-setting-fires-left-her-family-multiple-times?refid=0 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 18:37:12 -0600 19-year-old charged with arson, attempting to provide support to al-Qaida Tnuza Hassan, a 19-year-old former student at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, was charged with attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida, arson and making a false statement to the FBI. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/07/former-st-catherine-student-charges-with-arson-providing-support-to-al-qaeda?refid=0 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:35:15 -0600 Federal officials on the lookout for fake sports merch Some of the telltale signs of fake NFL items include jerseys without a universal product code, or U.P.C., rip-off holograms, misspelled words and poor stitching. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/30/how-to-spot-fake-merch-around-the-superbowl?refid=0 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:57:05 -0600 Federal judge claims jurisdiction over Somali deportation case A federal judge in Miami said his court has jurisdiction to hear a lawsuit challenging the deportation of 92 Somalis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/26/judge-declares-jurisdiction-over-somali-deportation-case?refid=0 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 21:38:58 -0600 Attorney: Freeman convenes grand jury in Ruszczyk killing by Mpls. cop Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman is using a grand jury as part of the process to decide whether to file charges against Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor in the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk, a Ruszczyk family attorney says. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/24/freeman-justine-damond-ruszczyk-grand-jury-police-shooting-minneapolis?refid=0 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 12:58:02 -0600 'America stands for liberty': MN boy tells Trump he's wrong on Africa Twelve-year-old Yusuf Dayur couldn't stay silent in 2015 when he heard a presidential candidate say a Muslim could never be president. Now 14, the Richfield boy is speaking against President Trump's vulgar description of African nations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/22/minnesota-boy-tells-trump-hes-wrong-to-slur-africa?refid=0 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:22:38 -0600 'A lot of pain': Somalis allege abuse by immigration detention guards Immigration lawyers have filed a complaint against a Florida detention center, alleging guards pepper-sprayed, shackled and used excessive force on Somali detainees and called them racial slurs, including the N-word. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/09/somali-deportations-abuse-claims-glades?refid=0 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:14:24 -0600 Judge extends Somali deportation ban amid abuse claims The decision continues a temporary hold on the deportation of 92 Somalis, including several Minnesota residents. Some of the detainees say federal agents abused them during a botched deportation flight in December. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/08/judge-halts-somali-deportations-abuse-claims-flight?refid=0 Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:34:00 -0600 Chief federal prosecutor in Minnesota gets upgraded title U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday named Gregory Brooker as interim U.S. attorney for Minnesota. Brooker had been acting U.S. attorney since March 2017. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/03/us-attorney-mn?refid=0 Wed, 03 Jan 2018 20:25:55 -0600 White nationalists create memorial for Justine Rusczyzk outside police station Identity Evropa, a California-based group that calls itself as "generation of awakened Europeans," referenced recent comments from Hennepin County attorney Mike Freeman. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/24/white-nationalists-create-memorial-for-justine-rusczyzk-outside-police-station?refid=0 Sun, 24 Dec 2017 13:10:29 -0600 Ellison wants probe of abuse claims from Somali deportation flight Minnesota U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison called news reports of alleged mistreatment of 92 Somalis on a recent deportation flight "profoundly disturbing" and is pressing federal immigration authorities for answers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/21/ellison-wants-probe-of-somali-deportations-ice-flight?refid=0 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:33:17 -0600 Somalis facing imminent deportation granted temporary reprieve A flight headed for Somalia with deportees, including at least 10 from Minnesota, was forced to return to the U.S. Lawyers hoping to keep them in the U.S. say federal agents abused some detainees. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/19/somali-deportations-lawsuit-alleges-mistreatment?refid=0 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:03:08 -0600 Freeman: Not enough evidence yet to charge Mpls. cop in Ruszczyk shooting Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman told a group of union members Wednesday that he doesn't have enough evidence yet to file charges against Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor for killing 911 caller Justine Ruszczyk. Freeman blamed "investigators" who don't work for him. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/14/ruszczyk-damond-freeman-noor-minneapolis-police-shooting?refid=0 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:40:56 -0600 For Minnesota Somalis, a raw, rising fear of deportation Minnesota immigration lawyers are scrambling to get emergency stays for some clients who've been ordered deported to Somalia. Their families fear they could die in Somalia's violence. Their stories are heart-rending. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/13/minnesota-somali-deportation-fears-raw-rising?refid=0 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:00:00 -0600 As life's pressures mounted, he left Minnesota for ISIS Friends say Abdifatah Ahmed was depressed and financially strapped, but was no religious fanatic. Something happened, though, during a November 2013 trip to London. Ahmed never returned to his Minneapolis family. He would become the first Minnesotan to join ISIS. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/06/minnesota-isis-fighter-abdifatah-ahmed-court-documents?refid=0 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 04:00:00 -0600 St. Paul lawyers rush to stop deportation of 5 Somali men Immigration lawyers with the Kim Hunter Law firm in St. Paul filed petitions late Friday in U.S. District Court in Minnesota to stop the deportations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/03/5-minnesota-men-face-deportation-to-somalia?refid=0 Sun, 03 Dec 2017 11:06:45 -0600 Twin Cities man gets 10 years for Bakken oil field scam Prosecutors say Ronald Johnson of Corcoran stole more than $2 million from investors hoping to profit from North Dakota's oil boom. He used some of the cash to buy himself an island on a Minnesota lake. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/20/twin-cities-man-gets-10-years-for-bakken-oil-field-scam?refid=0 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:12:05 -0600 St. Louis Park man pleads guilty to impersonating FBI agent The letter intended to explain Aron Shamilov's low credit score to an apartment leasing office. It had the seal of the FBI and appeared to come from special agent in charge Rick Thornton. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/16/fbi-fake-letter-credit-score?refid=0 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:53:01 -0600 Minneapolis debt collector sued over notice to consumer A Minneapolis debt collection agency is facing a lawsuit alleging the agency sent a "deceptive" debt collection notice to a consumer in 2016. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/10/debt-collection-agency-sued-over-letter?refid=0 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:41:58 -0600 Twin Cities man convicted for trying to join ISIS is released Abdullahi Yusuf, convicted of attempting to join the terror group, has spent almost a year in a federal halfway house. He was released today. The judge cautioned Yusuf he may be ostracized by some in the Somali community. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/09/abdullahi-yusuf-isis-sentence-released?refid=0 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:18:47 -0600 Victim: Shooter made disparaging remarks about Muslims before opening fire The Minneapolis Police Department says as of now, the incident is not currently being investigated as a hate crime, but that could change. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/30/university-area-victim-says-shooter-made-disparaging-remarks-about-muslims?refid=0 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:11:39 -0500 Afro Deli sues African Development Center in ownership dispute Afro Deli, a prominent immigrant-owned business in the Twin Cities, is suing landlord African Development Center days before its lease was set to expire. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/29/afro-deli-sues-african-development-center?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:04:06 -0500 Somali-American reporter let facts, not pressure, drive ISIS coverage MPR News' Mukhtar Ibrahim was the only Somali-American reporter to cover the FBI's pursuit of Minnesota men trying to join ISIS. He faced scrutiny like no other journalist. For the first time, he tells his story. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/13/somali-american-reporter-let-facts-drive-isis-coverage?refid=0 Mon, 13 Jun 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Long road ends: 3 Minnesotans guilty of plotting to join ISIS The trial of three Somali-American men drew worldwide interest and opened a window onto ISIS' sophisticated propaganda and recruiting techniques. One long, painful journey ended Friday with their convictions. Another is set to begin. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/03/long-road-ends-3-minnesota-men-guilty-isis-charges?refid=0 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 16:00:45 -0500 3 Minnesota men found guilty of plotting to join ISIS A federal jury has found three men guilty of plotting to join ISIS and commit murder overseas. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/03/isis-trial-minnesota-men-verdict?refid=0 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 13:30:00 -0500 Latest: ISIS trial in Minnesota MPR News reporters are writing on scene at the trial of three Twin Cities men accused of trying to join the ISIS terror group. Read their most recent dispatches. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/09/isis-trial-minnesota-updates?refid=0 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500 ISIS trial in Minnesota: What you need to know Three of the nine Twin Cities men accused of trying to join the ISIS terror group in Syria go on trial Monday in a case that will be closely watched around the world. Here's your guide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/06/isis-trial-minnesota-faq?refid=0 Fri, 06 May 2016 17:27:02 -0500 As trial looms, lawyer for man in ISIS case seeks to withdraw from case The lawyer says his client's family hasn't paid him since September, while the defendant's parents say the lawyer isn't ready to defend their son. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/05/isis-defendant-parents-say-lawyer-isnt-prepared?refid=0 Thu, 05 May 2016 17:17:54 -0500 ISIS defendant's lawyer says he hasn't been paid in months The trial for Mohamed Farah, 22, is scheduled to start Monday, and it's unclear if his attorney Murad Mohammad will continue to represent him then. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/04/mohamed-farah-isis-trial-attorney?refid=0 Wed, 04 May 2016 16:26:55 -0500 In wake of TSA manager's allegations, Somali leaders call for investigation Minnesota Somali community leaders are demanding an independent and immediate investigation into allegations of profiling by the Transportation Security Administration. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/02/somali-leaders-profiling-demand-investigation?refid=0 Mon, 02 May 2016 17:18:00 -0500 TSA whistleblower details MSP profiling allegation Andrew Rhoades said his work to resolve some Muslims' travel problems could be compromised if he couldn't work with certain individuals, as he says his supervisor warned him to do. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/30/tsa-profiling-allegations?refid=0 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:46:29 -0500 TSA manager says he was told to profile Somalis at Twin Cities airport A senior manager for the Transportation Security Administration at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport said his supervisors asked him to profile Somali imams and other Somali community members in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/27/tsa-manager-says-he-was-told-to-profile-somalis-msp-airport?refid=0 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:18:55 -0500 Chief explains 'Madison Model' of policing demonstrations When dealing with protesters, Madison, Wis., police first come in at low profile with no riot gear. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/20/madison-model-to-policing-protests?refid=0 Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:04:29 -0500 Police identify man fatally shot in Mounds Park in St. Paul A 24-year-old Minneapolis man has been arrested in connection with the Sunday evening shooting incident, according to police. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/19/police-identify-man-shot-in-mounds-park-in-st-paul?refid=0 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:30:19 -0500 No criminal charges for Lakeville teens in fatal 'Nerf wars' crash "While no criminal charges are being filed in this case, I hope that all youth take notice of how quickly tragedy can occur while operating a motor vehicle," Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstrom said in a statement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/15/no-criminal-charges-lakeville-nerf-wars-fatal-crash?refid=0 Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:26:47 -0500 Suspect in Minnesota ISIS terror case changes plea to guilty Adnan Farah, 20, of Minneapolis admitted to conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dropped a more serious charge of conspiring to murder overseas. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/14/fifth-suspect-minnesota-isis-terror-case-pleads-guilty?refid=0 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:52:53 -0500 Transgender kindergartner's parents file discrimination claim against St. Paul school The parents of a transgender kindergartner say Nova Classical Academy denied their child's "ability to undergo a gender transition at Nova in a safe and timely way." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/13/transgender-kindergartner-discrimination-claim-st-paul?refid=0 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:01:52 -0500 St. Paul police say man is dead after office shooting on Selby Ave. St. Paul police are looking for a shooting suspect after a man died in a second floor office in the building that houses the restaurant, W.A. Frost & Company. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/07/st-paul-wa-frost-selby-death-investigation?refid=0 Thu, 07 Apr 2016 17:56:15 -0500 Minnesota cops cracking down on texting while driving Starting Monday through April 17, officers will work overtime to enforce the state's law banning texting while driving. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/06/minnesota-texting-while-driving-crackdown?refid=0 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:07:40 -0500 Local leaders speak against Islamophobia, federal anti-terror program A diverse group of leaders representing civil rights and religious organizations Tuesday called on Minnesotans to stand against Islamophobia and oppose a federal anti-terror program. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/05/local-leaders-against-islamophobia-cve-program?refid=0 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:26:08 -0500 Attorney defending Mpls. man departs ISIS terrorism case A federal judge in Minneapolis Friday granted a defense attorney's motion to withdraw from representing a young Minnesota man facing charges of plotting to join ISIS. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/01/isis-defense-attorney-leaves-case?refid=0 Fri, 01 Apr 2016 19:55:55 -0500 Scrutiny grows over St. Paul imam's involvement in ISIS cases On Friday, an attorney for one of the Minnesota men facing trial, asked to be removed from the case after questions surfaced about Hassan Mohamud, who is on his trial team. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/31/jihad-meaning-debate-hearing-imam?refid=0 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 19:31:22 -0500 Feds: Secret tape led to questions about defender of MN ISIS suspect An FBI informant recorded an ISIS defendant claiming Imam Hassan Mohamud gave advice on proper battlefield prayer during "jihad." Mohamud is acting now as a law clerk defending Mohamed Farah. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/29/tape-led-to-questions-about-mn-isis-suspect-defender?refid=0 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 16:40:44 -0500 Feds: Defender of Minnesota ISIS suspect 'preaching jihad' Federal prosecutors say a "co-conspirator" made the claim against Imam Hassan Mohamud, a member of the legal defense team for one of the ISIS suspects. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/28/feds-allege-isis-suspect-defender-preaching-jihad?refid=0 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:34:40 -0500 Harteau: 'We will not tolerate acts of violence' following Clark decision The Minneapolis police chief said the department will respect peaceful protests but not allow people to occupy city buildings or light fires on the streets. Activists, however, took it as a threat. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/25/harteau-no-tolerance-for-violence-clark-decision?refid=0 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:52:49 -0500 Federal judge denies ISIS suspect last-minute attorney change A federal judge denied an 11th-hour request Friday for a change of attorney for one of five young men awaiting trial on charges of plotting to travel abroad to join ISIS in Syria. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/18/isis-suspect-new-attorney?refid=0 Fri, 18 Mar 2016 19:49:06 -0500 Roseville priest reinstated after abuse investigations Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick, on leave pending investigations into an allegation that he sexually abused a minor, will return to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/17/roseville-priest-reinstated-after-investigation?refid=0 Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:35:47 -0500 Minneapolis City Council reviews mandatory sick time plan The Workplace Partnership Group, which studied the issue for four months, presented the paid sick leave proposal to the City Council's Committee of the Whole on Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/16/minneapolis-council-hears-sick-time-proposal?refid=0 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 16:32:46 -0500 ISIS affiliate reportedly posts 'kill list' naming Minnesota cops The so-called "Caliphate Cyber Army" posted the details of 36 officers on the encrypted messaging app called Telegram, according to Vocative, a digital news start-up which called it a "kill list." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/15/reported-isis-kill-list-minnesota-police?refid=0 Tue, 15 Mar 2016 14:52:09 -0500 In state funding requests, U of M stresses the basics Nearly half the money the university wants will go toward a project that aims to repair and maintain the university's buildings and facilities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/14/university-minnesota-legislature-budget-request?refid=0 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 16:25:33 -0500 Minnesota man surfaces in leaked ISIS documents Court documents say Hanad Mohallim left for Syria in 2014. The journey is outlined in one of the thousands of documents allegedly leaked from inside ISIS by a member of the extremist group. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/11/minnesota-isis-suspect-leaked-documents?refid=0 Fri, 11 Mar 2016 20:02:07 -0600 Photo of hanging at Joe's Crab Shack outrages diners; restaurant chain apologizes Two diners at the seafood restaurant found an offensive image among the beach decor: an old photo of a black man being hanged. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/10/restaurant-hanging-photo-offends?refid=0 Thu, 10 Mar 2016 19:53:40 -0600 Mpls. man who pleaded guilty to threatening agents is released from jail Khaalid Abdulkadir used Twitter to make violent threats against those who arrested his friends for plotting to join ISIS. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/08/khaalid-abdulkadir-mpls-man-pleads-guilty-to-threatening-agents-isis?refid=0 Tue, 08 Mar 2016 12:49:08 -0600 Suspect in Twitter threats expected to plead guilty A Minneapolis man accused of threatening federal agents via Twitter is expected to take a plea deal Tuesday morning. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/07/tweeted-threats-suspect-deal?refid=0 Mon, 07 Mar 2016 20:00:33 -0600 TSA makes move to cut wait times at MSP The Transportation Security Administration is stepping up overtime, wrapping up new training and adding an additional bomb sniffing dog to security at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to cut wait times at security. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/07/tsa-tries-shortening-wait-times-msp-airport?refid=0 Mon, 07 Mar 2016 14:47:15 -0600 Airport commission head complains to TSA on security line wait times Frustrated passengers at the airport have been facing long security lines at checkpoints for the past few weeks. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/04/long-wait-times-msp-airport?refid=0 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 19:27:01 -0600 Judge orders study of terror defendants before sentencing The federal judge presiding over the cases of several men accused of plotting to join the terror group ISIS is launching the first steps of a de-radicalization program for four men who pleaded guilty. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/02/judge-outlines-steps-to-divert-mn-terror-defendants-islamic-state-isis-recruitment?refid=0 Wed, 02 Mar 2016 11:02:21 -0600 Minneapolis cops' body camera proposal gets first look Officers would be required to activate the cameras when they make a traffic stop or need to search a suspicious person or vehicle, under the draft plan released Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/01/minneapolis-police-body-camera-draft-gets-first-look?refid=0 Tue, 01 Mar 2016 16:41:06 -0600 St. Paul imam barred from Twin Cities airport tour blames feds Imam Hassan Mohamud says federal officials pulled his invitation to review operations and screening at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport because he's criticized anti-terror recruiting efforts in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/24/st-paul-imam-barred-from-twin-cities-airport-tour?refid=0 Wed, 24 Feb 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Community response to feds' MN anti-terror recruiting efforts A Minneapolis neighborhood group Monday night held a community event about a controversial federal pilot program intended to prevent radicalization in Minnesota's Somali community. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/23/somali-community-response-anti-terror-recruiting?refid=0 Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:44:07 -0600 Meeting tonight on feds' MN anti-terror recruiting efforts A Minneapolis neighborhood group has organized a community event scheduled for Monday evening about a controversial federal pilot program intended to prevent radicalization in Minnesota's Somali community. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/22/talks-tonight-on-feds-minnesota-anti-terror-effort?refid=0 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 15:13:00 -0600 St. Paul pays $100K to settle skyway stun gun arrest The city of St. Paul has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit by an African-American man who St. Paul police subdued with a Taser in a downtown skyway. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/18/st-paul-pays-lollie-100k-settle-skyway-taser-arrest?refid=0 Thu, 18 Feb 2016 16:18:45 -0600 Two dead in Plymouth, SWAT, multiple west metro agencies involved Law enforcement agencies from the west metro area rushed to assist Plymouth police when an armed man fled to an apartment building, shortly after another was reported dead nearby. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/13/two-dead-plymouth-multiple-law-enforcement?refid=0 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 02:14:58 -0600 Group fills Hennepin County Attorney's office to demand charges in Jamar Clark's death A group of protesters urged Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman Friday to prosecute police officers who were involved in the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark last November. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/12/protest-freeman-fridays-jamar-clark?refid=0 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:36:29 -0600 Terror suspect: Videos, not Minn. mosques, inspired me to seek out ISIS Abdirizak Warsame said ISIS propaganda videos, not local religious leaders, led him to try and join the terror group. He changed his plea on Thursday to guilty. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/11/isis-suspect-radicalized-by-videos-not-mosques?refid=0 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:04:45 -0600 Judge rejects Minnesota ISIS suspects' 'combatant immunity' claim A federal judge has dismissed arguments made by men allegedly trying to join ISIS that they are enemy combatants and so should have conspiracy murder charges against them tossed out. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/11/judge-rejects-mn-isis-suspects-combatant-immunity-claim?refid=0 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:56:16 -0600 FBI launches website to stop online terror recruitment amid criticism The FBI has launched an interactive website this week aimed at preventing young people from being recruited online by terrorist groups. It has been criticized by some Muslim civil rights organizations and counterterrorism experts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/10/fbi-terror-recruitment-website-criticized?refid=0 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:48:15 -0600 Lawyer: Minnesota terror suspect to plead guilty to aiding ISIS Prosecutors alleged Abdirizak Warsame, 20, encouraged several friends to go abroad to fight with ISIS and at one point was named their leader. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/09/minnesota-terror-suspect-pleading-guilty-aiding-isis?refid=0 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:54:20 -0600 Lawmakers up funding ante for anti-recruitment efforts House Democrats say more funding is needed to combat terror recruiting in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/08/lawmakers-more-funding-fighting-extremism?refid=0 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:00:00 -0600 Twitter halts thousands of accounts it says promote terrorism Twitter has suspended more than 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist activities, "primarily related to ISIS," the company announced Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/05/twitter-isis-recruiting?refid=0 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:12:24 -0600 Hennepin Sheriff: Homicides jumped 48 percent in 2015 In a report released Friday, the Hennepin County sheriff's office said overall violent crime increased by 8 percent last year over 2014. But property crimes went down by 6 percent. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/05/hennepin-county-homicide-jump?refid=0 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:32:19 -0600 Toddler found dead in Anoka Co. day care State officials suspended the license of a day care provider in Anoka County the day a young boy was found dead. The sheriff's office also is investigating. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/04/child-dead-day-care?refid=0 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:45:57 -0600 Flint Hills to spend $750M to reduce emissions Flint Hills Resources announced plans Thursday to reduce emissions and improve efficiency at its Pine Bend refinery. The company said it just completed a $400 million upgrade. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/04/flint-hills-refinery-greenhouse-gas-reduction?refid=0 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:18:38 -0600 Group sues feds for documents on Minnesota counterterrorism program Advocates say they went to court after exhausting other efforts to get records on the Countering Violent Extremism program. They say they're particularly concerned about the program's efforts to monitor Somali-American children in school. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/02/feds-sued-over-minnesota-counterterrorism-program?refid=0 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:45:02 -0600 Castle Rock Township must allow Islamic cemetery, judge rules A judge ruled that the Dakota County township's rejection of a proposed cemetery for Muslims was "arbitrary and capricious." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/01/dakota-county-ruling-islamic-cemetery-muslim-religious-discrimination?refid=0 Mon, 01 Feb 2016 11:10:00 -0600 Being Muslim in Minnesota: Prayer -- and controversy -- at work Most of the disputes between workers and employers arise from a lack of understanding, one expert says. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/01/being-muslim-in-mn-workplace-prayer?refid=0 Mon, 01 Feb 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Listen: What it's like to be Muslim in Minnesota They are students, activists, welders and artists. They've lived in Egypt and Yemen and north Minneapolis. They are daughters and brothers and fathers. Here, they share their experiences of being Muslim in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/02/being-muslim-in-minnesota?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:00:00 -0600 St. Cloud union leaders question move to bring in foreign workers GNP said it's recruiting workers outside the U.S. because it couldn't find qualified candidates around St. Cloud willing to relocate, but local union officials question its intention. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/11/stcloud-housing-international-workers-gnp?refid=0 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 16:58:35 -0600 Heritage Academy students walk out in protest over firing, demand leadership change Students say they want Abdihafid Ali, a former Heritage Academy graduate who was hired as an assistant coach in 2014, to be brought back and the principal to be replaced. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/08/heritage-student-walkout?refid=0 Fri, 08 Jan 2016 08:46:20 -0600 Minnesota Somali-American deli owner to attend State of the Union Abdirahman Kahin, owner of Afro Deli restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Paul, will be Sen. Al Frankens guest for President Obama's final State of the Union address next Tuesday in Washington. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/07/minnesota-somali-entrepreneur-obama-state-union?refid=0 Thu, 07 Jan 2016 15:15:30 -0600 New al-Shabab video urges black Americans to migrate, fight The terror group's Minnesota-centered video calls for African-Americans to convert to Islam and flee "racial profiling and police brutality" in the U.S. One local observer says the group is desperate to recruit overseas fighters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/04/al-shabab-tries-recruiting-african-american?refid=0 Mon, 04 Jan 2016 16:46:33 -0600 MN Oromos rally to protest student deaths in Ethiopia Ethiopia's government allegedly killed nearly 100 students who were protesting a government land grab. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/24/oromo-protest-minnesota?refid=0 Thu, 24 Dec 2015 17:25:39 -0600 Alleged ISIS conspirator said to have bragged about ability to take down MSP planes At a court hearing, an FBI agent testified that 20-year-old Abdirizak Warsame of Eagan was recorded making the boast to a friend who was secretly working for the government. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/22/airport-worker-isis?refid=0 Tue, 22 Dec 2015 21:40:09 -0600 Minneapolis family questions FBI tactics after home raid Adam Aded thought he'd done all he could to steer his son clear of federal investigations into ISIS and Twin Cities terror recruiting. Then an FBI SWAT team broke down his doors. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/17/minneapolis-family-questions-fbi-tactics-home-raid-isis-terror-recruiting?refid=0 Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:06:28 -0600 Feds keep close eye on Twitter in Twin Cities terror recruiting fight Recent arrests of those allegedly trying to join ISIS show how intensively federal authorities are using Twitter to track and monitor potential recruits and threats against officials. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/16/fbi-monitor-twitter-twincities-terrorism-isis-recruitment-fight?refid=0 Wed, 16 Dec 2015 10:09:41 -0600 4 charged in 'terrifying night' of Twin Cities killings, robbery, mayhem Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman called it "one of the most violent rampages I have seen" as he detailed allegations tying four people to a three-hour crime spree that included the killing of Sarah Wierstad. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/15/charges-twincities-october-crime-spree-sarah-wierstad?refid=0 Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:00:15 -0600 What we know: 10th MN man charged in ISIS probe Federal prosecutors say Abdirizak Warsame helped lead some of his friends to the terror group ISIS. Here's what we know about him and the FBI's interest in him. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/10/what-we-know-abdirizak-warsame?refid=0 Thu, 10 Dec 2015 17:31:36 -0600 Minnesota jihadist offered advice, support online Mujahid Miski, as the fighter from Minnesota was known, made clear that he was unhappy staying in Somalia and wanted to go to Syria. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/10/miski?refid=0 Thu, 10 Dec 2015 04:00:00 -0600 Twin Cities man accused of trying to help ISIS to be held Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame made his initial appearance in federal court Thursday on charges of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/09/isis-10th-twin-cities-man-charged?refid=0 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 19:50:47 -0600 Minn. al-Shabab fighter surrenders in Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Hassan, also known as Mujahid Miski, is now in the custody of the Somali National Intelligence in Mogadishu, according to the U.S. State Department. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/07/mohamed-abdullahi-hassan?refid=0 Mon, 07 Dec 2015 16:27:51 -0600 4 views on news coverage of Jamar Clark shooting and protests Activists: Mainstream media falling short on covering black community, Jamar Clark protests. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/03/bcst-4-views-on-news-coverage-of-jamar-clark-shooting-and-protests?refid=0 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 10:29:03 -0600 In hunt for Lakeville girls, one warrant led to another, and another The teenagers finally were located on a "faith-based horse ranch." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/19/lakeville-teen-search?refid=0 Thu, 19 Nov 2015 16:56:25 -0600 Minn. environmental leaders, activists prep for Paris summit More than 70 participants from Minnesota are expected to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP21. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/18/minn-environmental-leaders-activists-prep-for-paris-global-climate-change-summit?refid=0 Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:20:44 -0600 'Terrorism has no religion': MN faith leaders condemn Paris killings Minnesota faith leaders stood side by side Monday to denounce the ISIS terror group for the killings in Paris. They called on Minnesotans to continue building trust and relationships across different faiths. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/16/mn-faith-leaders-condemn-paris-killings?refid=0 Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:20:21 -0600 App that lets you record police, send video to ACLU debuts in Minn. A mobile phone app released this week allows Minnesotans to send recorded footage of police directly, and immediately, to the American Civil Liberties Union affiliate in the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/13/samuelson?refid=0 Fri, 13 Nov 2015 13:00:00 -0600 Superstar, refugee, legend: Singer Maryan Mursal's voice endures Before Somalia descended into chaos, it was easy to hear Maryan Mursal, whose melodious voice could pierce your soul. Chased from her homeland, she continues to perform, including Saturday in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/13/maryan-mursal?refid=0 Fri, 13 Nov 2015 06:00:00 -0600 Anoka County won't prosecute Applebee's attack as hate crime Officials say using a hate crime law to prosecute a restaurant patron who allegedly assaulted a woman for speaking Swahili might lead to conviction on a lesser charge. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/12/hate-crime-law?refid=0 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 12:05:00 -0600 Troopers aim to catch distracted drivers with unmarked vehicles In 2014, reckless driving contributed to 61 deaths and more than 7,000 injuries in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/09/distracted-driving-state-patrol?refid=0 Mon, 09 Nov 2015 16:23:11 -0600 Applebee's attack victim: 'I'm scared for my life' "I can speak English," Asma Jama told the woman who berated her for speaking Swahili, "but we choose to speak whatever language we want." Then the woman smashed a glass beer mug across Jama's face. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/06/applebees-attack-victim?refid=0 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 16:33:25 -0600 Five Mpls. men insist in court they did not plot to join ISIS The men pleaded not guilty Monday to new charges of conspiring to commit murder overseas. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/02/isis-not-guilty-pleas?refid=0 Mon, 02 Nov 2015 19:28:00 -0600 U.S. Attorney: ISIS suspect tried to contact witness A Minneapolis man who's facing terrorism charges tried to contact a government witness after both ended up in the same jail, Minnesota's U.S. attorney said Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/30/isis-omar-jail-talk?refid=0 Fri, 30 Oct 2015 18:00:31 -0500 Heritage Academy board sues Minneapolis Public Schools The board of a Minneapolis alternative school wracked by internal divisions is suing Minneapolis Public Schools, just days after the district cancelled its contact. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/30/heritage-academy-board-sues-minneapolis-public-schools?refid=0 Fri, 30 Oct 2015 16:44:55 -0500 Muslim leaders decry rejection of cemetery In August last year, the Castle Rock Township board rejected an application from the land owner for a Muslim cemetery. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/29/local-muslim-leaders-decry-rejection-of-cemetery?refid=0 Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:51:40 -0500 Native stereotypes in Party City Halloween costumes draw flak Jamie Becker-Finn took to social media to criticize headdresses and other Halloween costumes at Party City meant to depict Native Americans. She's endured negative and racist replies since posting. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/28/party-city-costumes?refid=0 Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:34:14 -0500 ISIS suspect being held under 'brutal conditions' Guled Omar was transferred from the Anoka County Jail to the Ramsey County Jail in September. Since then, his attorneys say, he has been held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/23/isis-suspect-being-held-under-brutal-conditions?refid=0 Fri, 23 Oct 2015 18:03:21 -0500 When Muslim controversies boil, Jaylani Hussein gets the call Hussein, the first Somali-born head of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, must navigate issues from name calling to terror recruiting. Raised in Columbia Heights, he sees his role as bridge builder. Lately, he's been busy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/20/when-muslim-controversies-boil-jaylani-hussein-gets-the-call?refid=0 Wed, 21 Oct 2015 03:01:00 -0500 Minnesota attorney general: Car charity had cozy deals The nation's largest vehicle-donation charity is spending the bulk of its revenue on overhead, marketing and payments to a pair of companies, according to Lori Swanson's investigators. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/14/car-charity?refid=0 Wed, 14 Oct 2015 14:05:00 -0500 Court had ordered man accused of rape into psychiatric care The Hennepin County District Court initially ordered Ahmed Abdi to be committed until May of this year, and subsequently extended that order to November. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/08/accused-rapist-mental-illness?refid=0 Thu, 08 Oct 2015 19:06:33 -0500 Mpls. man charged with raping 10-year-old in Riverside Plaza The girl told police the suspect extended his hand to her, but refused to let go after she shook his hand, according to the criminal complaint. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/07/riverside-plaza-charges?refid=0 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:47:25 -0500 U of M's human research re-accreditation on hold The decision comes seven months after a critical report found "many weaknesses" in the university's efforts to protect people who participate in research experiments. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/05/u-of-m-research-accreditation?refid=0 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:27:31 -0500 50-year-old father to defend Twin Cities Marathon title "It's a little hard now. I'm getting older," said Mbarak Hussein, a Kenyan native who lives in New Mexico. Hussein won the men's masters race in the 2014 Twin Cities Marathon, and will compete again Sunday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/03/mbarak-marathon?refid=0 Sat, 03 Oct 2015 11:02:45 -0500 Acres of prairie set aside to save butterfly species The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designated tens of thousands of acres of critical habitat to try to save two prairie butterfly species. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/01/butterfly-habitat?refid=0 Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:25:48 -0500 Protesters stop Mpls. school board meeting over 'racist' books A group of protesters, angry about Minneapolis Public Schools' contract with Utah-based Reading Horizons, disrupted the meeting. Teachers discovered some books contained offensive stereotypes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/30/minneapolis-books?refid=0 Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:16:01 -0500 Congressional report: Minnesota top U.S. spot for ISIS recruiting American officials are losing the battle to stem the flow of ISIS recruits from Minnesota and other states to the Middle East, the House Homeland Security Committee concludes in a new report. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/29/isis-mn-recruiting?refid=0 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:35:00 -0500 Never a Muslim president? Minnesota boy, 12, tells Ben Carson he's wrong "You basically shattered my dream ... but guess what, I'll become president," Yusuf Dayur says in a video to GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson. The politically savvy middle-schooler also thinks President Obama is OK, but "not amazing." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/23/video-response-muslim-president?refid=0 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 08:22:19 -0500 St. Paul man charged with slashing teen The 14-year-old boy was walking through his neighborhood at 4:25 p.m. when Darell Deandray Johnson, 30, emerged from a bush near the boy's home. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/21/st-paul-man-charged-with-slashing-teen?refid=0 Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:51:11 -0500 Amid ISIS terror concerns, a Minnesota man is scrutinized but not charged One man fights suspicions from the government, community members and his own family. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/19/amir-meshal?refid=0 Mon, 21 Sep 2015 04:00:00 -0500 Third ISIS suspect pleads guilty; informant's name surfaces in court Zacharia Abdurahman on Thursday revealed in court for the first time the name of a friend who secretly taped conversations that helped the FBI build its case against several men. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/17/isis-informant?refid=0 Thu, 17 Sep 2015 17:22:38 -0500 Third accused ISIS recruit expected to plead guilty Zacharia Abdurahman was arrested in April at his home in Columbia Heights. He was charged with conspiracy and attempting to provide material support to ISIS. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/16/abdurahman-guilty-plea?refid=0 Wed, 16 Sep 2015 09:43:41 -0500 Prosecutors to disclose identity of ISIS informant in January Defense attorneys for the ISIS suspects have questioned the credibility of the informant, who previously participated in the alleged conspiracy and also lied to agents. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/15/prosecutors-to-disclose-identity-of-isis-informant-in-january?refid=0 Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:31:06 -0500 Canada says it won't deport Somali journalist Liban Dirie, formerly a prominent member of Minnesota's Somali community, had angered al-Shabab, which threatened to kill him. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/10/canada-says-it-wont-deport-somali-journalist?refid=0 Thu, 10 Sep 2015 15:43:15 -0500 Minnesota ISIS terror suspect pleads guilty to conspiracy "I committed a terrorist act and I'm guilty of it," Hanad Musse, 19, told a judge Wednesday. Musse said he believed ISIS' propaganda. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/09/hanad-musse?refid=0 Wed, 09 Sep 2015 11:43:41 -0500 New Somali youth programs launched amid terror recruitment concerns The project has received about $1 million in funding from state and federal grants, corporations and foundations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/09/new-programs-announced-luger?refid=0 Wed, 09 Sep 2015 06:15:00 -0500 February trial date set for Minnesota ISIS terror suspects A federal judge on Wednesday set Feb. 16 as the trial date in the cases of seven men accused of conspiring to join the ISIS terror group. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/02/isis-suspects?refid=0 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:16:36 -0500 MN ISIS suspects back in court Wednesday as judge weighs next steps A judge will consider pretrial motions ranging from whether the government should disclose informants used in the case to whether the defendants should be given supervised release while they await trial. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/31/isis-suspects?refid=0 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:40:00 -0500 Somali authorities probe slaying of Minnesota teen Ammar Abdihamid Abdirahman's family attorney alleges the teen was beaten to death in May by a group that included the principal of his northern Somalia boarding school after he questioned the school's teachings. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/26/ammar-abdihamid-abdirahman?refid=0 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:18:55 -0500 New documents: Jailed ISIS suspects were recruited by fellow Minnesotans In court documents filed Friday evening, prosecutors connect the dots among the seven suspects awaiting trial and others who are suspected of leaving Minnesota to join ISIS in the Middle East and Somalia. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/21/isis-minnesotans?refid=0 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 21:20:44 -0500 Fears grow that more MN Somali youth have gone to ISIS Members of the Somali community say that more young people have disappeared, despite efforts to prevent terror recruiting here. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/21/somali-youth-minnesota?refid=0 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 04:00:00 -0500 Anti-Somali post prompts apology A Facebook user said she was sorry for saying she wanted Somalis "all sent back to Somalia." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/17/racism-st-cloud?refid=0 Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:23:18 -0500 @MDH has no opinion on #MNhealth The Twitterverse thinks Mark David Hurty knows all about Minnesota's medical condition. He really doesn't. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/01/mark-david-hurty?refid=0 Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:00:00 -0500 Transit Police Chief Harrington pays visit to Somalia The visit is part of an effort to establish ties between Somali and Minnesota law enforcement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/30/transit-police-chief-harrington-pays-visit-to-somalia?refid=0 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:40:06 -0500 Who is Cecil? And the big business of big game The practice of big game hunting on the African continent is not new. Many African countries have battled to preserve and conserve endangered animals. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/30/cecil-the-lion-big-game-hunting?refid=0 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:11:42 -0500 St. Cloud police: Body of missing 6-year-old found in river "Our worst nightmare has come to fruition," St. Cloud Police Chief William Blair Anderson told reporters Friday after Hamza Elmi's body was found in the Mississippi River following a search. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/24/hamza-elmi?refid=0 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:15:00 -0500 Report: VA's reduction of narcotic painkillers had tragic consequences When the Minneapolis Veterans Medical Center decided to limit the dispensing of narcotic painkillers, some who obtained narcotics from other sources overdosed and died, the Star Tribune reported. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/21/bcst-va-hospital-narcotics?refid=0 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:50:17 -0500 Airports commission to address noise complaints Noise complaints from residents have increased this summer due to additional flights to and from the West Coast at night, officials said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/20/airports-commission-to-address-noise-complaints?refid=0 Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:53:08 -0500 Cops tell speeders to get the lead out (of their feet) In 2014, 94 people died in speed-related crashes. An enforcement campaign aims to get fast drivers thinking about the risks. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/10/speeding-enforcement?refid=0 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 02:00:00 -0500 Judge rejects release plans for Minnesota terror suspects Judge Michael Davis rejected supervised release for Hamza Ahmed, Zacharia Abdurahman and Hanad Musse but didn't close the door completely. Musse's lawyer said his client is "not the enemy." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/08/terror-suspect?refid=0 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 09:57:56 -0500 Prosecutors argue against release plan for terror suspects The government said it is not satisfied with the "unique and untested" pretrial release plans proposed by attorneys for Hamza Ahmed, Zacharia Abdurahman and Hanad Musse. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/07/terror-suspects-release-plan?refid=0 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:30:00 -0500 Hidden knife cited in ISIS defendant's return to jail When Abdullahi Yusuf was returned to jail, the reason was left unclear. A document released Monday alleges that Yusuf had a box cutter under his bed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/06/isis-defendant-jail-return?refid=0 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:43:53 -0500 2 MN teachers win president's excellence award The award comes with $10,000 that the honorees may use as they decide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/02/2-mn-teachers-win-presidents-excellence-award?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:04:25 -0500 Ex-local Somali journalist faces deportation, death threat When he lived in Minnesota, Liban Dirie worked to stop the recruitment of local Somali youth by al-Shabab. Now he's in danger of being sent to Somalia, where the terrorists have threatened to kill him. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/27/somali-journalist-faces-deportation?refid=0 Sat, 27 Jun 2015 06:00:00 -0500 Lawyers offer plans for supervised release of terror suspects Awaiting trial on charges of trying to join ISIS, young Twin Cities men seek permission to reenter the community. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/26/terror-suspects-supervised-release?refid=0 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:24:20 -0500 The temptations that lead urban explorers to trespass Practitioners say they're careful, but their treks into old mills and other places can end very badly. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/16/urban-explorers?refid=0 Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:09:32 -0500 In court filings, ISIS recruit details path from Minnesota to Syria For the first time, a man who pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to ISIS is beginning to tell prosecutors who helped facilitate his attempted travel to Syria. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/11/mohamed-farah?refid=0 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 Judge OKs home release for MN man convicted of threatening FBI agents A judge's decision to release Mohamed Ali Omar as he awaits sentencing was a partial victory for a family with two other sons accused of trying to join terrorist groups overseas. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/09/judge-oks-home-release?refid=0 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:56:15 -0500 For videographer, a weekend in jail was too high a price Andrew Henderson wanted video of police failing to buckle their seat belts, and got it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/29/henderson-police-video?refid=0 Sat, 30 May 2015 04:00:00 -0500 Young woman sets out to learn the Quran, verse by verse Now that she's finished college, the Eagan woman feels a need to pursue a different subject: deepening her Muslim faith. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/21/faduma-warsame?refid=0 Fri, 22 May 2015 04:00:00 -0500 Minnesota men plead not guilty to terrorism charges Federal prosecutors say the men, all 19 and 20 years old, were conspiring to travel to Syria to fight for ISIS. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/20/terrorism-plea?refid=0 Wed, 20 May 2015 16:59:50 -0500 Seven Minnesotans indicted for planning to join ISIS The grand jury indictments were unsealed Tuesday, revealing new charges of college financial aid fraud against two of the men. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/19/isis-recruits?refid=0 Tue, 19 May 2015 12:47:34 -0500 Victim of Sunday shooting in Minneapolis identified The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office has ruled the death of Abdiaziz Salah Farah, 27, a homicide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/12/mpls-shooting-id?refid=0 Tue, 12 May 2015 17:00:00 -0500 Judge keeps terror suspects in jail but says he's open to ideas A Minneapolis judge offered a flicker of hope Tuesday to the families of five young men accused of trying to join the ISIS terror group. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/12/terror-suspects?refid=0 Tue, 12 May 2015 11:35:07 -0500 Man released to halfway house in ISIS case ordered back to jail Abdullahi Yusuf, 19, appears to have violated halfway house rules, according to a detention order from the court signed by Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Davis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/11/yusuf?refid=0 Mon, 11 May 2015 16:55:18 -0500 Prosecutors to charge man in killings of St. Michael father, brother Christopher Besser will be charged Tuesday with killing Blake Besser and Todd Besser, a 16-year veteran of the Elk River Police Department, authorities said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/10/wright-county-deaths?refid=0 Sun, 10 May 2015 14:14:59 -0500 2 of 3 inmates who escaped from Wisconsin prison captured Kyle John Peterson was arrested in Whitewater this morning. Eight hours later, Andre Lee Vance was arrested in Madison. Police are still searching for Jesse Jamal Fairley. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/08/inmate-captured?refid=0 Fri, 08 May 2015 17:40:13 -0500 Minneapolis police suspend cop who threatened to break suspect's legs The officer's comments during a traffic stop last March were recorded and aired online. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/06/mpls-cop-suspended?refid=0 Wed, 06 May 2015 11:48:09 -0500 Somali militant from Minneapolis urged Texas attack in advance An al-Shabab fighter who left Minnesota in 2008 called for an attack in response to the Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas. Ten days later, an attack happened. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/04/hassan?refid=0 Mon, 04 May 2015 18:33:11 -0500 Muslim groups speak against anti-terror program Local organizations say the effort to steer youth away from radicalization suffers from its connection to law enforcement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/01/muslim-groups-speak-against-antiterror-program?refid=0 Fri, 01 May 2015 16:52:49 -0500 Loretto businesswoman charged with swindle In one case, authorities say, she paid $17 an hour when a worker deserved $58. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/30/loretto-businesswoman-charged-with-swindle?refid=0 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:15:00 -0500 Fears of spying intensify after Twin Cities terror arrests Many Somali-Americans are suspicious of outreach programs. That sentiment spilled out at the Capitol last weekend, when family and friends held a protest in support of the six men arrested. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/29/fears-of-spying-intensify-after-twin-cities-terror-arrests?refid=0 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 04:00:00 -0500 Man who allegedly tried to expose FBI informant is ordered held Mahamed Abukar Said was arrested Friday after he sent a series of tweets in response to the arrest of six men charged with trying to join ISIS. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/29/said-held?refid=0 Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:30:18 -0500 Judge orders terror suspects held pending trial The FBI spelled out the details of its deal with a confidential source who helped make its case against six young men allegedly planning to join ISIS in Syria. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/23/terror-hearing?refid=0 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:40:28 -0500 For mothers of terrorism suspects, nothing but sorrow The mothers of three men charged with trying to join ISIS depended on their first-born sons to be the bedrock of their families. Instead, the men face years in prison. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/23/for-moms-of-terror-suspects-nothing-but-sorrow?refid=0 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 06:02:41 -0500 Informant's role emerges as key in counterterror sweep As four of the six men made their first court appearances, supporters said it was wrong of the government to use a friend against them. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/20/counterterror-informant?refid=0 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:36:54 -0500 Feds charge six Minnesotans with trying to join ISIS The complaint alleges some of the men were in touch with Abdi Nur, a Twin Cities man who left the country last year and has been presumed fighting with ISIS. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/20/6-charged-with-trying-to-join-isis?refid=0 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:35:00 -0500 FBI makes arrests in MN, CA in counterterrorism action Two Somali women say their sons were arrested at home Sunday in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/19/fbi-terror-arrests?refid=0 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:30:00 -0500 5 things to watch out for when buying Wild tickets With the Wild heading into the playoffs, ticket scammers are heading into the streets. Beware. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/17/wild-ticket-scammers?refid=0 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:17:03 -0500 Fire chars a block of West Broadway in Minneapolis A three-alarm blaze Wednesday morning torched a block of homes and businesses on West Broadway Avenue in Minneapolis, forcing at least a dozen evacuations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/15/mpls-fire?refid=0 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:25:15 -0500 Police arrest father in death of 10-year-old Barway Collins Pierre Collins was arrested for second-degree homicide for the death of his son Barway, whose body was found in the Mississippi River over the weekend. Pierre Collins has said he is innocent. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/13/father-arrested?refid=0 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:19:10 -0500 Suspect charged, victims named in double homicide Police said they had recovered the gun and matched it to the shootings. They are still seeking a second suspect. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/10/shooting-charges?refid=0 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:21:28 -0500 Cops warn Wild fans of fake e-tickets Police have arrested a man they say bought a ticket with a stolen credit card, printed multiple copies and sold them cheap. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/09/fake-wild-tickets?refid=0 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:32:55 -0500 Two found dead in Minneapolis; double homicide suspected Police have one suspect in custody. A second subject, described as an adult male, remains at large. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/08/two-dead-minneapolis?refid=0 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:17:41 -0500 Minneapolis officer allegedly threatens to break student's leg Police are studying a video of the alleged encounter, and won't comment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/03/minneapolis-officer-allegedly-threatens-student?refid=0 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:03:05 -0500 'Frustrated' volunteers search for missing Crystal boy A group of citizens takes up the search for Barway Collins, who's been missing for two weeks. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/02/baryway-collins?refid=0 Thu, 02 Apr 2015 16:08:18 -0500 Five things to know about the bird flu The government compensates farmers for birds euthanized as a precaution, but not for those killed by the virus. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/30/avian-flu?refid=0 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:28:34 -0500 Cedar-Riverside tenants protest lack of parking, discrimination Residents of Riverside Plaza have complained about a lack of parking spaces and broken elevators at the building owned by Sherman Associates. Management is meeting with tenants' and community leaders to address the concerns. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/27/cedar-riverside-protest?refid=0 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:56:28 -0500 Star Tribune's move to new digs underway The newspaper's landmark Minneapolis headquarters is being torn down so the land can be used for a park. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/26/star-tribune-move?refid=0 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:00:00 -0500 Photos: Star Tribune staff says goodbye to old building The newspaper's landmark Minneapolis headquarters is being torn down so the land can be used for a park. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/26/star-tribune-moves-to-new-building?refid=0 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:00:00 -0500 Police warn of a new, 'serious' form of marijuana So-called marijuana wax has a much higher THC content than conventional pot, police said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/25/marijuanawax?refid=0 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:39:49 -0500 From MN suburbs, they set out to join ISIS Three young men are among those from Minnesota who apparently tried to join the fight in Syria. Two were stopped; one made it, and lost his life. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/25/minnesota-teens-isis?refid=0 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0500 Called to fight: Minnesota's ISIS recruits Roughly 15 young people have left Minnesota to join the militant group ISIS in Syria. Their stories follow similar patterns: The suburban drifter or unassuming student becomes rapidly (and often quietly) radicalized and leaves Minnesota to join the ISIS extremists. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/25/minnesota-isis?refid=0 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 03:59:00 -0500 St. Cloud school leaders respond to Somali student protest Somali students walked out of St. Cloud Technical High School Wednesday after a posting on social media that showed a Somali student in a wheelchair, captioned with a reference to ISIS. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/19/st-cloud-protest?refid=0 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:50:27 -0500 St. Paul man acquitted in '99 convenience store killing The jury took less than five hours to find 32-year-old Earl Vang not guilty of first and second degree murder. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/25/1999-convenience-store-killing?refid=0 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:33:05 -0600 Farmington High student pleads guilty in hazing incident A judge ordered a 17-year-old who drove a car with two students locked in the trunk to attend a driving course, write apologies and perform community service. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/25/farmington-high-student-pleads-guilty-in-hazing-incident?refid=0 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:07:04 -0600 Somali-Americans show support for Mall of America By going to the mall and having lunch there, the group of 10 Somalis and two others aimed to show people the mall is safe. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/24/mall-of-america-support?refid=0 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:56:03 -0600 Minn. man sentenced to 25 years in prison for kidnapping his wife Timothy Glen Caskey pleaded guilty on Feb. 6, 2014, to kidnapping the woman and robbing the Kansas bank. U.S. District Judge John R. Tunheim sentenced the 43-year-old last week to 25 years in prison. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/23/25-years-for-kidnapping-wife?refid=0 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:57:24 -0600 Minnesota Somalis condemn terrorist video A leading expert on al-Shabab said the video it posted encouraging attacks on the Mall of America could be a ploy to regain international attention. Minnesota's Somali community leaders condemned the call for attacks. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/23/mall-of-america-threat?refid=0 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:10:22 -0600 Science Museum exhibit explores life in space A new exhibit at the Science Museum gives visitors a taste of life in space. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/19/space-science-museum?refid=0 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:04:41 -0600 Ebola epidemic hits close to home for Minnesota's West African community The Ebola epidemic sweeping across West Africa has hit hard in Minnesota, which has one of the nation's largest West African populations. Some aim to send medical supplies to Liberia. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/07/ebola-minnesota?refid=0 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 14:13:42 -0500 Minnesota Somalis: Death of al-Shabab leader a blow against terrorism Many in the Somali community see Ahmed Abdi Godane Godane's killing as a step in the right direction. But they say the war against al-Shabab is not over yet. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/05/al-shabab-leaders-death?refid=0 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 19:16:16 -0500 Missing Faribault teen found in Michigan A 17-yeard-old Faribault girl who had been missing since Aug. 25 was found in Michigan Wednesday morning, Faribault police said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/03/missing-teen-found?refid=0 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:49:11 -0500 Faribault police search for missing 17-year-old girl Faribault police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing teenager who was last seen on Aug. 25. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/02/missing-faribault-girl?refid=0 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:47:41 -0500 Coleman requests review of controversial arrest captured on video Mayor Chris Coleman said he plans to meet with the NAACP, the African-American Leadership Council, the Saint Paul Black Ministerial Alliance and police officials to discuss the incident. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/29/st-paul-arrest-review-requested?refid=0 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:10:46 -0500 St. Paul police identify officers involved in Thursday morning shooting Officers Joseph Sandquist, who shot and killed the man, and Mark Grundhauser both have been with the department for nearly two years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/29/st-paul-officers-identified?refid=0 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:32:56 -0500 FBI tries to stem flow of recruits to Syria; 2nd Minnesotan feared dead More Minnesotans are on the way to Syria, the FBI says. Two are now feared to have died fighting with militants. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/28/minnesotans-fighting-in-syria?refid=0 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:42:40 -0500 Douglas McAuthur McCain, a man with Minnesota ties, killed in Syria The 33-year-old man was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official says. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/26/douglas-mccain?refid=0 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:20:06 -0500 Dayton calls for halt to Fargo-Moorhead diversion, wants Minnesota review first In a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gov. Mark Dayton said agency should not allow the project to proceed until Minnesota can complete an environmental impact statement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/26/dayton-diversion?refid=0 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:10:49 -0500 Somali president calls on diaspora to denounce al-Shabaab Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud urged Somali-Americans gathered Saturday night in Minneapolis not to raise money for al-Shabaab, and he called on parents to prevent their children from being brainwashed by the militant group. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/10/somali-president-calls-on--diaspora-to-denounce-alshabaab?refid=0 Sun, 10 Aug 2014 09:30:21 -0500 Why Somali presidents come to Minnesota and what it means Mohamud's visit is more than a Minnesota courtesy call. The state is home to the nation's largest Somali-American population, an influential group that helps sustain Somalia's economy through investment and money transfers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/09/why-somali-presidents-come-to-minnesota-and-what-it-means?refid=0 Sat, 09 Aug 2014 07:08:01 -0500 Jihad in Syria lures Somalis from Minnesota Over the past few months, as many as 15 young Somali-American men from the Twin Cities have traveled to Syria to join radical groups trying to overthrow President Bashar Assad's regime, according to the FBI. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/11/somali-americans-syria?refid=0 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 04:00:00 -0500 Interracial marriage still new in Somali community When Idil Mohamed walks down the street with her husband, they often attract stares, and sometimes rude comments, because she is Somali and he is white. Somalis who marry non-Somalis are breaking the social norms of marriage and cultural traditions in their community. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/07/31/somali-interracial-marriage?refid=0 Sun, 31 Jul 2011 17:15:06 -0500 To a question he's always answered "no," he can now say "yes" After more than five years, he's an American. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/14/mukhtar-ibrahim-citizenship?refid=0 Mon, 14 Mar 2011 05:00:00 -0500 Minneapolis affordable housing organization working to keep people off the streets A Minneapolis nonprofit aims to provide affordable housing to low-income and homeless people, and those it has helped will tell you the program is working. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/02/aeon-housing?refid=0 Wed, 02 Mar 2011 13:25:43 -0600 U of M students rally to support Egypt protesters More than 50 people gathered in front of Coffman Memorial Union at the University of Minnesota Friday to show support and solidarity with the Egyptian people who are protesting against their government. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/28/egypt-minn-rally?refid=0 Fri, 28 Jan 2011 15:06:58 -0600 Twenty years after Somali government collapse, Minnesota youth reflect on ongoing war Kids who play soccer in Mogadishu know what to do when a fight breaks out near their playground. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/26/somali-youth?refid=0 Wed, 26 Jan 2011 08:37:32 -0600 Two injured in shooting outside Mpls. community center Two people were injured Monday evening after an apparent drive-by shooting outside the Brian Coyle Community Center in the Cedar-Riverside neighorhood of Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/24/cedar-riverside-shooting?refid=0 Mon, 24 Jan 2011 19:05:56 -0600