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Prosecutors say Minnesota man steered recruits to terror group in Somalia

October 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Prosecutors say a Minnesota man facing federal terror charges directed young men and teens into the violence of the Somali civil war. Continue Reading

Willmar, Minn., African population is seeing growth as businesses optimistic

September 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Many of the African business owners in Willmar are optimistic about the ultimate success of their businesses in the community, according to a survey of African-owned businesses in the community.
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Husband-wife team opens Somali interpreting business in Willmar, Minn.

May 21, 2012 in West Central Tribune

A desire to stay in Willmar and help the local Somali community led a husband-wife team to form West Central Interpreting and Consultant Services of Willmar. Continue Reading

Somali community honors a dozen new certified interpreters in Willmar, Minn.

May 9, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR The Willmar area has a dozen new certified Somali language interpreters, something that pleases the elders in the Somali community.
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And a quilt!

April 25, 2012 in West Central Tribune

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Ellison: Remittances to Somalia still an issue

February 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Rep. Keith Ellison said Thursday that officials in Washington are still looking at ways to ensure that Somalis in the U.S. can safely send money to their famine-stricken homeland – including a possible license for banks operating on humanitarian grounds. Continue Reading

Crime scene photos shown in murder trial

February 8, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

JAMESTOWN (AP) Prosecutors presented crime scene photos in the murder trial of a Jamestown woman charged with beating and stabbing to death a Somali immigrant.
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Somali culture meeting attracts 230 people

January 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR More than 230 people attended the morning session of “Understanding the Somali Culture” this morning in Willmar. Continue Reading

Thursday meetings to promote understanding of Somali culture

January 11, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Two community meetings about understanding the Somali culture are scheduled for Thursday in Willmar.
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Somali refugee in Calif. acknowledges aiding terror group

December 2, 2011 in West Central Tribune

SAN DIEGO – A Somali refugee living in San Diego pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to aiding four men who left Minnesota to join a Somali terror group, including one man who is suspected of carrying out a suicide bombing in the African nation in October. Continue Reading