Two Minnesotans may been among the gunman who slaughtered shoppers of Nairobi's Westgate mall this weekend with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.An English-language Twitter account purporting to speak for al-Shabab, Somalia's al-Qaeda affiliate, live-tweeted the massacre. Before the social ... More >>
Al-Shabaab's latest recruitment video features the stories of three men who traveled from Minneapolis to Somalia for jihad.All three men left for Somalia in 2007 or 2008 and were dead within two years.SEE ALSO: Military contractor reportedly proposed "psy-ops" against Mpls Somali's "extremist" websi ... More >>
Michele Bachmann's no good very bad year isn't getting any better, as this morning the House Ethics Committee released a statement confirming they're extended their probe into allegations of improprieties during her presidential campaign.RELATED: Michele Bachmann blames news of federal ethics invest ... More >>
Al Franken is among a group of senators who wrote a letter to President Obama asking him to clarify the legal rationale underpinning the administration's authority to kill Americans deemed to be terrorists.SEE ALSO: For Franken and Klobuchar, does money from big media mean support for PIPA? Yesterd ... More >>
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Neither rain, nor sleet, nor plume of weapons-grade anthrax stays these couriers come May 6. That Sunday, the Minnesota Department of Health will launch a dry run of an anthrax attack response using postal workers and law enforcement escorts. It's a strategy that's been studied nationally since 200 ... More >>
Michael Cuddyer's home run might have kept his teammate off a hijacked plane.Michael Cuddyer has one of the highest ratios of popularity-to-talent in all of baseball, and last night the Twins' fan favorite told a story that can only make him more likable.Yesterday, Americans took time to reflect ... More >>
With chatter about 9/11 reaching a fever pitch this week, it was only a matter of time before someone started a crazy rumor connecting a celebrity to the attacks. And if a rumor's going to swirl that someone besides Nostradamus predicted the events of 9/11, well, yeah, it makes sense that somehow ... More >>
"Gotcha, you creep."Barry Ardolf, who tried to ruin his neighbor's life by hacking their Wi-Fi connection, was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison yesterday. Using the connection, Ardolf set up e-mail accounts in his neighbor's name and sent e-mail threats to Vice President Joe Biden an ... More >>
MPRYuen's three-part series details the struggles of Somali immigrants in the Twin Cities.Minnesota Public Radio just picked up a prestigious award for its in-depth coverage on the Somali community in Minneapolis. The Society of Professional Journalists announced yesterday that MPR's three-p ... More >>
Bin Laden: He's dead. Bachmann says so.One of the perks of Rep. Michele Bachmann's being on the House Intelligence Committee turns out to be that she gets to look at photos of a very dead Osama bin Laden before the rest of the world -- which will have to wait either until the pix are leaked, ... More >>
A story too good to be true?The story of the killing of Osama bin Laden at the hands of Navy SEALS would have been compelling stuff in its own right. But it turns out the story ain't quite what it used to be. Here are the big headlines you probably thought were true about bin Laden's killing -- ... More >>
bloomsberriesMinneapolis activists are defying a grand jury subpoena.The Minnesota activists who had their homes raided by the FBI 11 days ago are refusing to cooperate in a government investigation of their activities.The six, along with others in Chicago and Michigan, have been subpoenaed to te ... More >>
Photo: banspyAmina Ali and Hawo Hassan were taken into custody this afternoon.Two naturalized American citizens living in Rochester, both originally from Somalia, have been arrested on charges that they conspired to provide material support to the Somali terrorist group al Shabaab. The FBI to ... More >>
Obama and Rybak discussed ways to combat radicalization of Somali youthMinneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak joined Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker and Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Michael Coleman at a White House meeting on Tuesday to talk about coping with terrorist groups recruiting people on American soi ... 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 >>
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollumFor a change of pace, we have a Minnesota congresswoman asking her colleagues to calm down and see the nation's affairs with a little perspective: Democratic U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum on the House floor Tuesday in support of a resolution marking the 15th anniversary of ... More >>
The sixth district congresswoman accuses the president of telling the alleged 9/11 mastermind to plead not guilty.
In an interview, the Minneapolis lawyer defends her comments about Islam and Keith Ellison.
The indictment is the latest chapter in a federal probe into the disappearance of 20 Somali men.
A fifth Somali man from Minnesota has been killed in his homeland.
A local Somali man appeared in federal court on charges related to supporting terrorists and planning to kill and injure others abroad.
Thursday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Friday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Reps. John Kline and Michele Bachmann introduced legislation Monday that would ban the feds from sending Guantanamo Bay detainees to Minnesota.
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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.
In preparation for the Republican National Convention, the FBI is soliciting informants to keep tabs on local protest groups
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Minnesota's senators were supposed to be the type to stand up for social programs, the environment, and civil liberties. So why are critics left and right accusing them of lying down on the job?
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