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  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Top 10 Middle Eastern restaurants in the Twin Cities

    Ah, the cradle of civilization: birthplace of modern agriculture, organized religion, and falafel. The Midwest isn't exactly a Mecca of, well, Mecca-inspired cuisine, but we do have a handful of Middle Eastern restaurants here in the Twin Cities worth seeking out when those kabob cravings strike. He ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Cops seize 15 pounds of khat in Fargo

    Fargo Police Department15 pounds of illegal ruffage​When a North Fargo resident agreed to receive a package at his apartment for Mohamed Suleiman Mohamud, he wasn't expecting the package to contain 15 pounds of drugs.But on Saturday, when he opened the package that arrived he found clumps of a lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Shirwa Ahmed, Somali jihadist from Twin Cities, in new terrorism report

    U.S. officials consider Al-Shabab in Somalia a terrorist threat, even here​Just in time for the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, a bipartisan think tank has issued a report on how terrorism has changed since 2001. And the Somali men who disappeared from the Twin Cities to play a prominen ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    Khat shipment for Minneapolis intercepted at O'Hare

    Photo: DEA via WikipediaHere, chew on this​A 37-year-old Maryland man was arrested over the weekend at Chicago's O'Hare Airport after luggage inspectors discovered he was trying to smuggle about 80 pounds of khat that he later told interrogators was destined for the Somali community in Minneap ... More >>

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    June 17, 2008

    Reporter's Notebook: Surrogacy

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    Didn't get enough of our surrogacy feature? Here's a little more history, a littl ... More >>

  • News

    February 15, 2006

    Bin Laden's Game

    Most officials thought last month's Osama bin Laden tape was no big deal— maybe even a gesture of weakness. Author and ex-CIA analyst Michael Scheuer, who founded the Agency's bin Laden unit 10 years ago, thinks they're dead wrong.

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    December 20, 2000

    Better Days

    They went through hell in Mogadishu. But for 17-year-old Mohamed Abdullahi and other Somali immigrants, in Minneapolis it's still an uphill climb.