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 >>
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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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 >>
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: DEA via WikipediaHere, chew on thisA 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 >>
What kind of food do you feel like eating this weekend? Chinese? Italian? How about Nepalese, Cambodian, Mexican, Somali, Dutch, Egyptian, Filipino, Turkish, Ukrainian, or Polish? Actually, you can sample all of the above and more at this weekend's Festival of Nations, the international food ... 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 >>
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."
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Young Somalis talk about violence in their adopted home of Minnesota.
The thermometer was sinking down below the zero mark, but that didn't stop a huge gathering of concerned Somalis and Seward residents.
The three victims, cousins Abdifatah and Mohamed Warfa, along with Anwar Mohammed, where buried on Friday.
The deaths are the second, third and fourth homicides of the year in Minneapolis.
Video footage has authorities backing away from earlier assertions that the shooting was a robbery attempt.
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Minnesota's very own fly in the ointment of airline security platitudes is ready to lampoon the Transportation Safety Administration. Again.
New York Times reveals concerns over al-Qaeda-inspired terrorists blowing up the President.
That's likely going to make for slow airline travel for Somalis in the Twin Cities.
The Associated Press is reporting that a man from Somalia tried to board a flight last month with the same materials associated with the Nigerian terrorist.
It certainly wouldn't be out of the question, especially considering that Detroit was targeted.
Federal prosecutors unsealed the charges against the men today. That brings the total number of Minnesota men charged in the Somali terrorism probe to 14.
The Dutch arrest a Somali man with Minnesota ties who is wanted in the U.S. for allegedly financing Islamic terrorists.
U.S. Special Forces killed a man Monday in Somalia suspected of being a link between al-Qaida in Pakistan and the militia targeted for recruiting Minnesota Somalis to return to fight.
Another man has pleaded guilty in the ongoing investigation into Americans who disappeared and returned to Somalia to fight with a militant group.
Some of the Somali men who are at the center of an FBI domestic terror investigation had no clue they were being recruited to a terrorist organization, according to court documents.
An event this weekend attempts to educate non-Somalis and the press about Minnesotan Somalis.
At least a dozen young men who attend a Minneapolis mosque have been called to testify before a federal grand jury.
As the FBI continues to investigate Islamist extremists recruiting young Somali men in the Twin Cities, two Minneapolis Somalis are scheduled to testify before Congress.
Imams, community leaders, and parents of Somali youth who have disappeared in recent months planned a press conference in response to recent media coverage. But disagreements led the organizers to cancel the event.
When moving to a new country, there are always a bunch of funny little differences you have to get used to. For Somalis, one of those things is our American tendency to focus on our birthda ... More >>
A landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision sends a Minnesota detainee back to Somalia
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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.
Thousands of Somalis fled when their country committed suicide a decade ago. Now the local INS office has found a way to send them back.
In the past year, Hennepin County District Court Judge Kevin Burke has heard a handful of cases concerning khat. "I'd say it's more like alcohol," he hazards. "I'm a little hesitant to say, 'Don't worry about khat.'