Just before 1 a.m. yesterday, police responding to a report of shots fired found a man lying on the 2600 block of Pleasant Avenue South with a gunshot wound. The man, identified by the Star Tribune as 31-year-old Fuad Ali, was later pronounced dead at HCMC from his injuries.STILL UNSOLVED: Award off ... More >>
Here's a new low, even by political standards.SEE ALSO: Robert Lilligren's campaign accuses Somali challenger of using homophobic tacticsSomeone in Minneapolis' Sixth Ward is distributing this late-hour smear against incumbent City Council member Robert Lilligren, alleging that he discriminates agai ... More >>
Meg Tuthill was one of three City Council members to emerge from this weekend's DFL conventions without her party's endorsement.SEE ALSO: Meg Tuthill leaves snotty voicemail for prospective Mpls business owner [AUDIO] In Tuthill's Uptown-area ward, the endorsement instead went to challenger Lisa Ben ... More >>
There have been two significant racial incidents at metro schools already this year. In January, racial tensions at Minneapolis's Washburn High School were stoked after a black doll was found hanging from a noose in a school stairwell. Then, the following month, tensions between African-American and ... More >>
Glenn Beck took a page out of Michele Bachmann's playbook while coming to the beleaguered congresswoman's defense this week. He blamed the ethical mess she finds herself in on those damn Muslims -- in particular, Minnesota's Somali population. SEE ALSO: MN secession petition: Glenn Beck to be first ... More >>
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With 2012 breathing its final breaths, so is a West Bank landmark and live music institution. The 400 Bar, located at 400 Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis, is closing its doors after 17 years of hosting live music in its intimate environs.In recent months, the gritty bar's management team of Tom and Bill ... More >>
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Minneapolis cop Steve Loeding is under investigation after posting a threatening Facebook status about a "Somali hangout spot" flying an upside-down American flag. The MPD's policy and procedures manual bars employees from using social networking sites "to harass or attack others."Loeding, 40 and ... More >>
Ami Ali had harsh words for the judge and everyone else.Amina Ali, one of two Rochester women found guilty yesterday of providing material support to terrorism, was given the standard chance to address the courtroom. Not only take the chance, she stunned the courtroom with what was on her mind.Sp ... More >>
Amina Farah Ali might be facing trial for giving material support to terrorist groups. But that doesn't mean she's going to stand up if she doesn't feel like it.Ali, the 35-year-old woman accused of funneling money to Somali militant group al-Shabaab, was arrested in court this morning after refu ... More >>
Afro-Italian fuision cuisineThe baffled newbies stare at the menu. How does one chose between curry or steak sandwich? The lively two-man crew calls out to people, pulling them in, sharing suggestions. Before serving up each pan of freshly made food, the chef offers up a scent, holding out the si ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonMaria Isa recently finished up filming her co-starring role in the independent film Strike One, and while she was out in L.A. she took some time out to collaborate with Muja Messiah in their first music video for joint project Villa Rosa, which makes its official debut this we ... More >>
Menu is veggie-heavy, but who can forget those bacon pancakes?
Sara RiceUnlike Skittles, this rainbow has more than one flavorThe Midway area of St. Paul is a veritable melting pot, bringing together cultures from around the world. One point where two of them -- Somali and Ethiopian -- meet, is Flamingo Restaurant.
No more plant chewing for you!In a decision released today, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that khat -- a plant native to the horn of Africa and chewed by many in the region as a mild stimulant -- is indeed an illegal drug under state law. Since we live in a state where you can be charged ... More >>
Speak English, would ya?Today is Election Day. And while we wait in line to cast our votes in the Twin Cities, the chances are good that we're going to hear some language other than English being spoken. This is nothing new. And despite what the English-only crowd would have us believe, it d ... More >>
Photo: dmax3270St. Cloud cops report no leads in the vandalism of Hared Jibyil's market.When Hared Jibyil showed up at his Hormud Market on Division Street this morning, he found that the storefront had been spray-painted with a message: "Go home." But Jibyil is already home. He moved to t ... More >>
60 Minutes yesterday featured an extensive probe into Minnesota's "Little Mogadishu" as a recruiting ground for fighters in the Somali civil war.After leading with the recently bungled Times Square bombing by an American citizen of Pakistani descent, CBS segued into a hard look at the case of 20 ... More >>
Ahmed Shire Ali, one of two men charged with murder in January's bloodbath at the Seward Market on Franklin Avenue, pleaded guilty today to lesser charges in Hennepin County Court: Attempted aggravated robbery. He faces a maximum of 18 years behind bars. Ahmed Ali says his accomplice, Mahdi ... More >>
James Scott MillerJames Scott Miller, the 49-year-old New Hope man who said on Craigslist he'd be happy to use Somalis as target practice, pleaded guilty yesterday to making terroristic threats. Jailed since March, he worked out a deal in which he faces a faces a possible maximum 90 days behi ... More >>
Photo by MuladThe Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board voted earlier this year to start a search for a new superintendent. Now the Park Board is now asking for the public's input as it begins the official search process. Superintendent Jon Gurban's contract ends June 30. We wrote about Gurban a ... More >>
Granite City Baptist Church-Academy's anti-Islam ad in the St. Cloud TimesEver wonder where some folks get their ideas about Islam? Some of them read what Pastor Dennis Campbell of Granite City Baptist Church-Academy has to say in this St. Cloud Times newspaper ad: "How do Moslems seek to ta ... More >>
So far, Muslim students in the Minneapolis and St. Paul schools have not come to CAIR with the kinds of complaints it hears from elsewhere in the state.
James Scott Miller said he'd be happy to use Somalis as "target practice."
Did Assistant Hennepin County attorney Gretchen Gray-Larson commit prosecutorial misconduct?
Wardere found himself in hot water last Election Day when, while working as a translator, he was accused of interfering with voters.
Until now, the junior in good standing at South High School has been referred to as being 17 years old
They came to escape civil war, so why are they killing each other in the streets?